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Rockville Office:
6163 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852
Call: 855-314-1424
Frederick Office:
7101 Guilford Drive #105, Frederick, MD 21704
Call: 443-947-3639

Possible causes and treatments for skin patches in Frederick MD

Psoriasis learn more from dermatologist in fredrick

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes skin cells to multiply rapidly. Proper diagnosis is needed to successfully treat this disease. Dr. Ronald Prussick of Washington Dermatology Center in Frederick, MD offers a variety of treatment options for your irritating skin patches caused by psoriasis.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin disease that is characterized by patches of dry, red, or flaking skin. It affects approximately 7.5 million individuals in the United States. Although psoriasis mainly affects adults, it can strike at any age. Skin cell production speeds up in individuals with psoriasis due to overactive immune cells that cause inflammation. Possible symptoms of psoriasis include rashes, skin dryness, flaking or peeling skin, and cracked skin or fissures.

Treatments available

Washington Dermatology Center offers different treatment options, depending on each patient’s need.

  • Topical treatments are generally the first line of treatment for psoriasis if it is mild. These corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory agents designed to slow excessive cell production and to reduce inflammation and redness. Topical medications are available over-the-counter or by prescription.
  • Oral or injectable medications, called biologics, may be used if relief is not found with topical treatments or if it is moderate to severe in nature. These medications may target the cause of the psoriasis, rather than treating the symptoms, as they target the overactive immune system to try to bring it back into normal balance.
  • Phototherapy, or light therapy, exposes the skin to ultraviolet light. Narrow band UVB (NBUVB), found in natural sunlight, is directed on the affected skin patch for a designated amount of time so the skin can absorb the rays, allowing the growth of skin cells to slow. and remove the overactive immune cells Phototherapy can be done through a light box or with a laser.

If you suffer from patches of scaly, itchy skin, contact Dr. Ronald Prussick at Washington Dermatology Center. Stop itching today. Call the Frederick office to schedule your psoriasis consultation. 855-314-1424 Back to Psoriasis Treatment Page

Ronald B. Prussick, MD, FRCPC

Ronald B. Prussick, MD, FRCPC

Washington Dermatology Center is dedicated to providing patients with the best quality skin treatments in general and cosmetic dermatology to help them achieve all aesthetic and health-related skin goals.

The medical director, Dr. Ronald B. Prussick has decades of expertise in dermatology with extensive training in laser treatments and psoriasis treatments. The rest of the staff comprise of Dr. Mary Piazza Maiberger and Dr. Jennifer Nguyen, who are qualified dermatologists specializing in areas like skin cancer treatments and dermatology surgery, and Dr. Henry Yan, PA-C, and Meryl Elyse Gudelsky, RN, who specialize in personalized skincare treatments.

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