Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Psoriasis: The Importance of a Treatment Plan

female Dermatologist examining skin on woman's hand

Have you been diagnosed with psoriasis or suspect you may have this stubborn skin condition? Psoriasis is not dandruff, and it is more than dry, itchy skin in the winter. In simplest terms, psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that causes your skin cells to build up too quickly. It can be a very disruptive and frustrating skin condition because psoriasis symptoms can flare up suddenly and include the following:

  • Red, raised and inflamed patches on your skin
  • Thick, whitish-silver scales on the red patches
  • Itching and burning
  • Pain around the patches
  • Painful, swollen joints
  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Thickened, pitted or ridged nails

The Effect of Psoriasis on Your Whole Body

Unfortunately, the effects of psoriasis don’t always stay on your skin. This is a systemic skin condition that can impact your entire body, ranging from your vision to your mood. Those that suffer from psoriasis are considered to be more at risk for developing liver disease, kidney disease and Crohn’s disease. In addition, it is not uncommon for patients to battle mood changes or feel sad or anxious due to their condition. Surprisingly, poorly managed psoriasis can even affect the eyes and include itchy eyelids that stick together or blurry vision, seeing dark spots, redness, tearing and discharge coming from your eyes. This makes an effective psoriasis treatment even more important for each patient that is diagnosed.

Treating Your Psoriasis

If you have been diagnosed with psoriasis, you probably know that there is currently not a cure. However, that doesn’t mean that your symptoms can’t be managed and greatly minimized. At Olansky Dermatology, we proudly help patients tackle psoriasis with an integrated approach that may include one or more of the following:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Topical medication
  • Oral or injected medication
  • Light therapy

Our goal is to tailor a treatment plan to meet the needs of each individual patient. When it comes to psoriasis, we want to ensure your skin condition doesn’t compromise your quality of life. Therefore, we will also help patients cope with the psychological effects caused by psoriasis, which can include learning about their skin disease and finding support groups to helping them find better ways to cover up flare-ups when they occur.

To learn more about the latest and most proven psoriasis treatment options available at Olansky Dermatology in Atlanta, please give us a call.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

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

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 1200+ reviews

Ashley A.

Mandy Ramer, NP-C was such a pleasure to meet with. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed each one with a plan that fit my needs. I am so glad I picked Olansky Dermatology. Absolutely thrilled with their service from appointment setting through check out.

Kara E.

The appointment process is quick easy and convenient online. Parking is easy enough. I got in basically right at my appointment time. I didn’t have to wait hardly at all. The doctors and nurses are nice, knowledgeable and helpful. The procedure I had was easy and I got out fast and was on my way.

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

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.

Susan H.

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!