Our dermatology offices serve San Lorenzo and the surrounding area. We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best. We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.
We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results. We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours. So, call and set up an appointment. That’s the first step toward looking your best.
We have a treatment plan specifically for you
We can help you treat and manage your psoriasis. Below are descriptions of the different types of psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a skin condition but it is in fact a systemic disease resulting from a malfunction of the immune system. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, 7.5 million people suffer from the disorder Psoriasis is a common skin condition that comes in several common types:
Plaque psoriasis consists of raised lesions covered with a variable amount of silvery scales most commonly seen on the elbows, knees, scalp, and trunk.
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Guttate psoriasis is small circular lesions that come on suddenly and are seen after infections. This type of psoriasis attacks children more than adults. This type of psoriasis is not always chronic. inverse, pustular, scalp, erythrodermic, and psoriatic inflammatory arthritis.
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Inverse psoriasis is when the scaly plaques develop in skin fold areas like the axillae, groin and buttock creases and the folds under the breasts. It develops from the heat and moisture generated from skin to skin friction.
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Erythrodermic psoriasis often comes from stress to the body like an infection or fever. This condition has bright red legions, over larger areas. Finger nail color changes and can even be lost with Erythrodermic psoriasis. There are special psoriasis treatments for this condition.
Triggers to psoriasis leading to psoriasis treatment
Psoriasis is controllable, but not curable. Many things can trigger the onset and continuation of psoriasis:
1. Bacterial and viral infections2. Stress: emotional or frictional on the skin surface inducing new areas of psoriasis to breakout.
3. Medications: beta-blockers, lithium, antimalarial medications, prednisone and other oral steroids
4. Injury to the skin: intentional such as with surgery, or unintentional such as a cut or scrape
5. Dry skin: may lead to scratching of the skin
6. Too little sunlight and even too much sunlight causing a sunburn
7. Alcohol can affect psoriasis. 8. Nicotine: smoking and smokeless tobacco products
9. Patients with weakened immune systems (AIDS, cancer chemotherapy patients, and patients with autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis) may have more severe bouts of psoriasis.
There are three options for treating psoriasis:
Moisturizers, topical steroids, and “peeling” agents (salicylic or lactic acids, and dandruff shampoos.) The effectiveness of this psoriasis treatment depends on the individual reaction.
"Biological” injectable medicines are being to treat psoriasis. These require a consultation with a dermatologist. They include : adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, ustekinumab and ustekinumab. These drug treatments are also known by their trademarked names. Consult with Dr. Norman Levan to see if this type of psoriasis treatment is right for you.
This is careful exposure and precise exposure of your skin to ultraviolet light. But UVA and UVB treatments are used. It is a painless procedure and must be used in combination with oral and topical treatments. This type of psoriasis treatment is call PUVA treatment and is usually done in the office of a dermatologist.
Psoriasis treatment vary widely from simply using over the counter remedies to photo therapy under the care of dermatologist. Find out how to treat your psoriasis.Board certified and a member of the American Association of Dermatology
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Intense Pulse Light
Look 10 years younger with Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is a non surgical hair removal procedure that uses specific spectrums of light to target chromosome and skin structures to permanently remove hair, acne scars, age spots, Rosacea, and visible capillaries and stretch marks. It is a great solution to rejuvenate your skin to lift and tighten your skin. A board certified dermatologist can remove unwanted hair and tighten your skin for a more youthful appearance.
Intense Pulsed Light treatment
In IPL therapy, a hand held device emits light pulses of various spectrums of light to penetrate the skin to different depths and for different durations. The light and heat combination creates micro columns and destroys hair and certain cells permanently. IPL has been approved by the FDA. About 410,000 women and 45,000 men undergo the Isolaz treatment to clear up their skin. Rejuvenate your skins to look younger.
Am I a good candidate for Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?
You may be a good candidate for IPL treatments if you want to remove unwanted hair, liver spots, facial redness, broken capillaries, varicose veins, large pores, age spots, spider veins among other skin blemishes. Laser resurfacing treatments, such Intense pulse light treatments have proven to be very effective when performed by board certified dermatologists
You may experience redness and sore skin that is sensitive to the touch. However, these symptoms will subside over a few hours. There is no down time after the IPL treatment. You can resume your normal routine immediately after the procedure.
Treatments range from $300-$600 per treatment and usually requires 2-4 treatments depending on the size and location of the treated area. The average total cost for IPL treatment is between $1300 to $2400 for the entire treatment.
Packages can usually be purchased to reduce the over all cost of individual treatments. This procedures is not covered by medical insurance as it is considered elective and/or a cosmetic procedure.