Psoriasis on male elbow

Psoriasis can be a challenging journey, but you don’t have to face it alone. If you’re among the millions living with psoriasis, we understand your daily challenges and discomfort. At Hudson Dermatology, we empower you on your journey to better skin health. As we recognize World Psoriasis Day on October 29th, we want to emphasize that you don’t have to face psoriasis alone. Let’s explore psoriasis, the various types, and the first crucial step toward relief – making an appointment with us.


Psoriasis is a condition that extends beyond the visible symptoms. It’s an autoimmune disorder that causes the skin to rapidly produce an excess of cells, leading to the formation of red, itchy, and scaly patches. We understand it’s not just a skin issue; it affects your physical and emotional well-being.


Other Symptoms – Patients may find that multiple fingernails or—less often—toenails are pitted, thick, deformed, and discolored. About 15 to 30 percent of patients may also develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes inflammation in the joints.


The ideal treatment for a patient depends on the type, extent, and location of symptoms—though moisturizing is generally an overall good idea. Hudson Dermatology commonly uses excimer laser treatments, with light energy focusing on small areas to reduce plaques. Narrow-band UVB light may also be used for larger regions.

There are many medications available for treating psoriasis. For very mild cases of psoriasis, over-the-counter topical products that contain coal tar may be helpful, though the ingredient can be irritating, so care should be exercised in testing it on a small area of skin before broader application. Other over-the-counter options include hydrocortisone creams, moisturizers, and salicylic or lactic acids for softening scales.

Clearing plaques and other signs of inflammation can bring immense relief. The Hudson Dermatology team also works with patients to explore possible triggers to better manage the long-term effects of psoriasis and tame future flare-ups. Common triggers to avoid include skin injuries, stress, alcohol use, and cold or dry weather conditions.


If you’ve been battling persistent red, scaly patches and itching that disrupts your daily life, it’s time to see us. Psoriasis can be physically and emotionally challenging, and seeking professional care is a proactive step towards relief. Our team of dermatologists is here to provide expert guidance, personalized treatment options, and unwavering support to help you regain control over your skin health.

Don’t let psoriasis hold you back – call or book online to schedule an appointment with us and take the first step towards a more comfortable, confident you.

Patient under the care of Hudson Dermatology received treatment in the form of injectable IL23 biologic medication administered at three-month intervals. These injections may be administered at home or in-clinic by a qualified healthcare provider at the patient’s residence. Photographic documentation spans a duration of eight months.