Psoriasis Specialist

Integrated Dermatology Of Tidewater

Dermatologists located in Norfolk, VA

Psoriasis doesn’t only leave you feeling uncomfortable about the appearance of your skin; it’s also known to cause discomfort and even bleeding. Before going through another psoriasis flare-up, visit with Jonathan Schreiber, MD, PhD, a leading psoriasis expert at Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater in Norfolk, Virginia. Rest assured Dr. Schreiber and the expert team can help you find relief from psoriasis relief right away. Book your visit by calling or scheduling your appointment online today.

Psoriasis Q & A

Integrated Dermatology Of Tidewater

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a condition that speeds up the natural cycle of your skin cells. Usually, dead skin cells shed away, and fresh, new cells resurface.

When you have psoriasis though, new cells develop so quickly that dead ones don’t have time to slough off. This causes cells to build up on top of one another. If you have psoriasis, you may experience:

  • Red, scaly patches
  • Silvery scales
  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Thickened or ridged nails

When you have a psoriasis flare-up, skin can even become so dry and scaly, it starts to bleed.

How is Psoriasis Treated?

Your psoriasis treatment plan at Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater is tailored to you, but Dr. Schreiber and the expert team offer the most advanced treatments in the Norfolk, Virginia area.

Most psoriasis sufferers benefit from phototherapy treatments that use specialized narrowband light to stimulate vitamin D production. This can reduce inflammation and promote anti-inflammatory effects.

Phototherapy treatments are also known to boost processes that fight bacteria on your skin. You might even benefit from excimer laser therapy treatments. Excimer lasers deliver powerful ultraviolet light to your skin, without damaging your skin. This energy quickly and safely clears flare-ups, even if you haven’t had success with other treatments.

Because there’s no cure for psoriasis, the team strives to find out what causes your flare-ups. Part of your treatment includes dietary counseling and advice for lifestyle changes that can decrease your risk and severity of future flare-ups.

When Will I See Results After Laser Psoriasis Treatments?

Because the phototherapy and excimer laser systems help stimulate natural processes in your body, it can take several days for you to start noticing results. Depending on the severity of your psoriasis flare-up and your treatment plan, you should have optimal results within a few weeks.

Though you should experience relief shortly after your first psoriasis treatment at Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater, you’re likely going to need multiple treatments. During your consultation, Dr. Schreiber lets you know what to expect from your treatment plan and how many sessions you should need.

Schedule a consultation to find out which psoriasis treatment is right for you. Book your visit at Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater by calling the clinic or by booking online.