Common Skin Rashes
We understand the frustration and discomfort certain skin conditions may bring. Psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease, manifests as red, scaly patches, while eczema presents as dry, itchy, and inflamed skin. There are over 31.6 million Americans who suffer from Eczema and over 7.5 million Americans who have psoriasis in the United States. Medical research and skincare advancements have made managing these conditions more attainable than ever!
Our office has experienced board-certified dermatologists and physician assistants guiding treatment plans tailored to your needs. From topical and oral medications to state-of-the-art phototherapy and laser treatments, we offer a range of options to help you regain control of your skin health. Additionally, lifestyle changes, such as identifying triggers and practicing good skincare habits, can significantly reduce flare-ups.
You are not alone in this journey! We are here to help you feel the difference healthy skin can make.
Eczema manifests as sensitive skin with rough, red, and scaly dry patches. The main symptom of eczema is severe itching. When eczema begins in childhood, it is a genetic condition called “atopic dermatitis” (see above).
When eczema occurs on the hands and feet, it can look like little blisters that then peel – this form is known as dyshidrotic eczema. Another common form of eczema is known as contact dermatitis. This occurs due to an allergy – typically to a fragrance, preservative, metal, or other strong chemical – and can appear as a well-circumscribed area on the skin. Yet another common form of eczema is nummular dermatitis – or “coin” shaped itchy spots.
Dr. Tareen believes not only in eczema treatment but also in finding the cause. Often, eczema can be attributed to a contact allergy. Dr. Tareen provides extensive patch testing – a type of allergy testing only performed by select dermatologists – to find the culprit of your eczema. If you are looking for eczema treatment and are located in the Minneapolis area, please call Tareen Dermatology today.
Psoriasis is a common, immune-mediated, chronic inflammation of the skin. It sometimes affects the joints as well (psoriatic arthritis). The red scaly psoriasis plaques may affect the scalp, face, and body. Dr. Tareen will tailor a psoriasis treatment regimen for you that may include topical or oral medications and injectables or laser and phototherapy devices that will give you significant improvement and hopefully long-term clearance! At Tareen Dermatology, we strive to keep treatment options for psoriasis both healthy and affordable.
Notably, psoriasis affects more than 7.5 million people in the United States. Psoriasis can develop at any age and affects both men and women. We know that both family history and environment can stimulate the development of psoriasis. At Tareen Dermatology, we understand that psoriasis is much more than a cosmetic disorder- it has an emotional and physical impact. We will work with you to help develop a treatment plan that addresses all of your needs.
How do Excimer Lasers work?
Psoriasis laser or phototherapy treatments are painless and take only a few minutes, twice to three times a week. The excimer laser creates a concentrated but painless beam of ultraviolet light that is delivered to psoriatic lesions through a handpiece. By targeting only active lesions and limiting exposure to healthy skin, the laser delivers high-dose treatment for fast clearing and long remission.
“I’ve had moderate psoriasis since I was a child. My doctor told me he could help me achieve remission with the excimer laser. I was skeptical, but now, for the first time in 10 years, I can wear short sleeves and a bathing suit. I am experiencing remission for the first time in my life.”
– Marilyn R
“The excimer laser is the only treatment that has ever worked for my scalp. I’ve tried injections, creams, shampoos, oral medications, and none of it worked. But, since I started the laser treatments, my scalp has cleared more than 85%. There is no pain or side-effects.”
– Gary D.
The laser is ideal for treating mild to moderate psoriasis. Traditionally hard-to-treat areas such as knees, elbows, and scalp are easily treated, thanks to the laser’s aiming beam and adjustable spot size handpiece. The targeted high-dose therapy can treat stubborn plaques, even those that have not responded to other treatments. Ask if laser treatment is right for you.