Common Skin Conditions and How We Can Help
posted: Jan. 24, 2020.
If you are affected by a skin condition such as acne, psoriasis, or rosacea, we here at Choice Dermatology in Elizabeth and Basking Ridge, NJ, can help. Led by Dr. Marc Meulener, read on to learn how we can treat these common skin conditions.
The most common skin condition to affect adults and teens in the U.S. is acne, which can appear as pimples, cysts, whiteheads, or blackheads. Acne is likely to develop when the pores on your skin become clogged with debris, leading to an unsightly appearance, and sometimes swelling, pain and even permanent scarring.
Fortunately, we have several ways to treat acne at our offices. Our knowledgeable dermatologists can recommend an appropriate treatment based on the type of acne you are suffering from, as well as other factors. Acne treatments include topical ointments applied directly to the skin, oral medications to reduce inflammation and target acne-causing bacteria, laser therapy, chemical peels, and removal of acne cysts through medical injections and extraction.
Psoriasis is another common skin condition that affects many people. Psoriasis is associated with red patches on the skin, as well as scaliness and flakiness. It can affect any area of the body, but most often appears on the elbows, knees, and scalp. Psoriasis is a genetic condition caused by an overactive immune system that generates new skin cells faster than it can shed old ones. These skin cells then build up and cause red, scaly patches. Treatments include laser therapy, topical creams, pills, and injectable medications.
Associated with redness and inflammation of the skin, as well as itchiness, rosacea is a genetic condition with no cure. Fortunately, treatments help manage these bothersome symptoms. Treatments for rosacea include topical ointments, oral medications, and laser therapy. Laser therapy works by collapsing the blood vessels that cause the redness associated with rosacea. Following laser therapy, many patients enjoy long-lasting relief from rosacea symptoms.
Need care? Give us a call
We can help you achieve relief from a variety of common skin conditions. To discuss your specific skin issue and its treatment options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Meulener or his associates by calling Choice Dermatology at either our Elizabeth location or our Basking Ridge office:
- (908) 355-0112 for Elizabeth
- (908) 766-7546 for Basking Ridge