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An estimated 2% of people have some form of psoriasis, a common skin disorder. The most common type of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis, with 80-90% of psoriasis cases falling into this group. Psoriasis is a type of autoimmune skin disorder that causes the skin to make too many new skin cells. This can result in patches of dry or itchy skin. Our dermatology team at LM Medical NYC offers advanced options for psoriasis treatment at our state-of-the-art facility in Manhattan.

Psoriasis is not a contagious disease. Genetic factors can put you at higher risk for contracting this skin disorder, as the disease tends to run in families. Except for one form of childhood psoriasis, most people will have psoriasis for life once they have an outbreak for the first time. There is not a cure, but there are psoriasis treatments that can control outbreaks and offer relief for symptoms.

Psoriasis Triggers and Symptoms

The first episode of psoriasis is usually brought on by a trigger. A wound to the skin, stress, anxiety, strep throat infection and even weather changes can trigger the first outbreak. Plaque psoriasis is the most common and has the following symptoms:

  • Patches of thick, dry skin (plaques)
  • A white, scaly coating over plaques
  • Elbows, knees, scalp and lower back are common areas for psoriasis plaques
  • Plaques and patches can vary in size and location
  • Plaques are itchy

Other types of psoriasis can target the genitals, nails or joints, but these forms are rarer. Some forms of psoriasis can be life threatening, which is why treatment from a board certified dermatologist is recommended.

Treatments for psoriasis can include topical medications, light therapy and other medications. The type of treatment depends on the form and severity of psoriasis. To learn more about psoriasis treatment, contact us at LM Medical NYC to schedule a consultation with our dermatologist.

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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!

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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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