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Lupus is a disease that can cause skin conditions and other health problems. Lupus can affect the skin only (cutaneous lupus), or the skin issues can be part of many health symptoms associated with systemic lupus. Lupus skin conditions can affect your appearance and your health. For advanced lupus treatment, come visit our board certified dermatologist, Dr. Morgan Rabach, at LM Medical NYC. Renowned skin expert Dr. Morgan offers lupus treatment at our state-of-the-art facility in Manhattan.

Skin Symptoms of Lupus

Both cutaneous and systemic lupus can cause skin symptoms. Cutaneous only affects the skin, but systemic can have other health concerns. The visible skin symptoms of lupus include:

  • Discoid lupus – This condition can cause raised, scaly, thick patches on the face, ears or scalp. Treatment may be needed to prevent scarring and hair loss.
  • Mouth sores – Discoid lupus in the mouth can cause large sores – this can increase risk for oral cancer.
  • Red rash – A red, scaly rash can cover the upper torso and neck – some of these rashes can appear in red rings on the skin.
  • Light sensitivity – Lupus can cause light sensitivity to the sun and fluorescent lighting, resulting in a skin rash.
  • Lupus panniculitis – Growths can occur deep in fatty tissue, topped with a rash on the skin. The growth can cause inflammation that destroys fatty tissue, resulting in indented or atrophic scarring.

Lupus can also have serious health consequences. Those with lupus are at higher risk for skin cancer, and individuals with systemic lupus may have internal health issues.

Treatment for lupus varies, depending on the types and symptoms. Some possible treatments include corticosteroids (oral, topical or injections), immune system medications and skin cosmetic treatments.

If you have been diagnosed with lupus or have symptoms of this disease, contact us at LM Medical NYC. Our dermatology team can offer advanced lupus treatments at our clinic in Greenwich Village.

Patient Testimonials

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Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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