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

Reduce Your Risk For Psoriasis Flare-Ups

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Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that can be quite uncomfortable and disruptive. Those that suffer from psoriasis experience patches of raised, red skin that are often topped with loose, silvery scales.Psoriasis flare-ups are perhaps the worst aspect of this condition, as the patches can become itchy, inflamed and even painful.  The good news is that there are treatment options available from your dermatologist that can minimize your psoriasis symptoms, such as topical steroid creams, systemic medication or even light therapy. However, there are also things you can at home to lessen your chances of a psoriasis flare-up.

Hydrate
Sometimes the simplest measures matter most. Make sure you keep your skin moisturized throughout the day (especially during cold weather or after a bath). This will help your skin heal. Choose a cream or ointment for the best moisture protection.
Relax
Studies have proven that stress is a major trigger for psoriasis symptoms. Find ways to lower your stress levels and relax if you want to reduce your likelihood of flare-ups. This may include yoga, adequate amounts of sleep, and a healthier diet.
Stay Soft
It is important that you avoid rough fabrics and harsh skin care products if you have psoriasis, as these can further irritate your skin and trigger worsening symptoms. Opt for a soft cotton wardrobe when possible and ask your dermatologist about which soaps, make-up and lotions are best. You’ll need to stay away from fragrances and alcohol-containing products for best results.
Don’t Scratch
It can be tempting to scratch your itchy, irritated patches during a flare-up. However, this will only damage your skin and cause more itching. Even tiny tears in your skin can invite germs and bacteria to penetrate, which could lead to an infection. To resist the urge to scratch, opt for rubbing moisturizer on the area instead.

At Olansky Dermatology Associates, we provide comprehensive psoriasis treatment. We use a patient-centered approach when treating your chronic skin conditions. If you are suffering from psoriasis or your current treatment regime is not bringing you relief, please schedule a consult with one of our skilled dermatologists today.

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

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 900 reviews

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!