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3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

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11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Psoriasis: Tips to Reduce Winter Flare-Ups

If you suffer from psoriasis, winter is probably not your favorite season of the year. The cold air, low humidity and limited sunlight can make psoriasis a heightened source of disruption and frustration during the winter.

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition in which the skin cells multiply at an accelerated rate, up to five times faster than average. With such a quick turnover, the dead skin cells don’t have enough time to slough off naturally. Therefore, psoriasis sufferers are left with scaly, itchy and red skin patches on their body. Psoriasis is often considered as an auto-immune disorder, as flare-ups can be triggered from infections, stress, and cold.

Considering that the winter months and holidays are maxed out with cold weather, stress and looming germs or infection, your psoriasis may require extra attention during this season of the year.

Here are some easy and very helpful tips for keeping your psoriasis under control this winter:

  • Take shorter, lukewarm showers (hot water strips away needed skin oils)
  • Moderate your soap usage to only what is necessary
  • Considering using an indoor humidifier
  • Swap your products for fragrance-free versions
  • Use moisturizers with a synthetic ceramide, helping to seal in moisture
  • Cover your face or other exposed skin areas in the wind or cold

Finally, seek professional help from a dermatologist if you think you have psoriasis or if you are struggling to control flare-ups during the winter. Olansky Dermatology Associates in Atlanta is proud to offer psoriasis patients with a wide range of treatment solutions, whether it is a topical cream, oral medication or injection. We also offer advanced treatment for psoriasis through our successful UVB light therapy or our state-of-the-art Xtrac laser in Atlanta.

Call Olansky Dermatology Associates today. We treat patients of all ages who suffer from psoriasis and other chronic skin disorders. Stay comfortable in your skin this winter.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Jenny S.

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I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

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Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

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I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

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