Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic skin condition that affects 7.5 million people in America. It is the nation’s most prevalent immunological disease. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, many effective treatments are available. Over the past 10 years, psoriasis treatments have improved tremendously.
During the 1960s and 70s several psoriasis treatments were discovered. Among the treatments were corticosteroids, cyclosporine, and methotrexate. Despite the discovery of many effective treatments, the following decades consisted of no new discoveries. Recently, that has changed and there have been breakthroughs in psoriasis treatment.
Specifically, biologic agents have been manufactured to block a part of the immune system that causes psoriasis. The agents work by suppressing white blood cells, blocking TNF-alpha and interleukins, and binding proteins that cause the inflammation. During clinical trials, the biologic agents proved to be effective in the majority of people.
Since 1985 our Medical Director, Dr. Bagel, has been at the forefront of psoriasis patient care, treatment and clinical research. The Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey and Windsor Dermatology is one of the most respected clinical settings in America for psoriasis treatment.
We utilize a few methods to reduce the effect of psoriasis. Among the treatment options are ultraviolet light therapy, biologic therapies, and oral medications. Before deciding on a treatment plan, our talented team of board certified dermatologists will consider the location and severity of involvement along with medical history. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our psoriasis treatments.