Psoriasis Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting specializes in treating psoriasis, which is a persistent and debilitating skin disease. The skin can become inflamed, with thickened red areas associated with scale. The scalp, elbows, knees, face, lower back, groin and genitals, arms, legs, palms and soles, body folds, and nails are the areas most commonly areas. Psoriasis is often a condition of extremes. In some cases, it is so mild that people don’t know they have it. Other cases are so severe that it can cover large areas of the body. The good news is that there are treatments and medications that help even the most severe cases and Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting is a leader in this area. It is estimated that in the United States two out of every hundred people have some form of psoriasis. Approximately 150,000 new cases occur each year. Psoriasis is not contagious. It often runs in families because it has a genetic component that makes certain people more likely to develop it. More information about Psoriasis and our Psoriasis Center Treatment Options Excimer Laser Therapy XTRAC is the only FDA-cleared, clinically-proven Excimer laser that clears the skin of psoriasis—and it works fast, with many patients seeing significant improvement and long-lasting results. Because XTRAC delivers a highly targeted, therapeutic beam of UVB light only to areas of the skin affected by psoriasis, healthy skin surrounding the lesions is unaffected. To learn more about Psoriasis treatments or to schedule your consultation at Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting, serving the Philadelphia metro area, including The Main Line, Chestnut Hill, Blue Bell, Gwynedd, and Flourtown, please fill out the form on this page or call 610.947.4322.