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Category: Psoriasis

Bothered by an itchy scalp? Understand the cause to know how to relieve it

Published on Aug 15th, 2019 by Laurel Morton

Itch can be a persistent, annoying problem for many patients. Itchy scalp can be particularly troublesome and is sometimes accompanied with dandruff, a rash or even open sores. By understanding the most common causes of itchy scalp and possible treatments, you will be able to determine if you might start relieving your itch with over-the-counter products or if you should see your doctor for a consultation. What makes my scalp itchy? If you think about it, scalp skin is very different from skin on other parts of the body. It holds many thick hair follicles and where hair follicles grow, … Continue reading »

Novel therapy takes clearance of psoriasis to new heights

Published on Jun 13th, 2019 by Jeffrey Sobell

Over the last 2 decades, SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Jeff Sobell has experienced a progression in innovative therapies for psoriasis. Now, with the recent approval of Skyrizi (rizankizumab-rkaa), a biologic indicated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, this progress continues. Skyrizi belongs to an exciting new class of medications called IL-23 inhibitors. These medications, given by subcutaneous injection, have gained in popularity as they offer patients the chance for high efficacy with favorable tolerability. In clinical trials with Skyrizi, the average patient’s psoriasis improved by over 50% after 1 dose, and over 90% after 2 doses. At one year after … Continue reading »

New therapies address scalp psoriasis with more success

Published on Mar 23rd, 2017 by Jeffrey Sobell

Psoriasis is a common and incurable skin disorder that is characterized by red raised scaly lesions that can occur anywhere on the body. One of the most frequent, and often distressing, locations is on the scalp.   Common symptoms include intractable itch, burning, pain and excessive shedding of flaky skin.  Historically, addressing scalp psoriasis has been very challenging, as it seems to be more treatment resistant than psoriasis affecting other areas of the body.  But fortunately, recent research has identified a number of more successful therapeutic options. A majority of patients benefit from prescription topical solutions, oils or gels, but success … Continue reading »

Searching for a new way to treat psoriasis? Otezla may help

Published on Apr 12th, 2016 by Jeffrey Sobell

Otezla® is the first pill FDA approved to treat psoriasis in over 15 years. Unlike previous oral medication options, Otezla® specifically reduces the inflammation associated with the disease process without affecting any internal organs such as the liver, kidneys or bone marrow. The safety of this therapy has been greatly celebrated; in fact, no routine blood testing is required. Otezla® is indicated for moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis as well as for psoriatic arthritis. At the Psoriasis Treatment Center at SkinCare Physicians, our providers have found Otezla® particularly helpful and attractive in a number of clinical scenarios. 8 clinical … Continue reading »

New Cosentyx® treatment can clear skin of patients with psoriasis

Published on Jun 4th, 2015 by Jeffrey Sobell

While there is no cure for psoriasis, an autoimmune skin disease, the science of psoriasis therapies is evolving at a very rapid pace. The recent Cosentyx® approval heralds a new era for psoriasis treatment at SkinCare Physicians’ Psoriasis Treatment Center near Boston. Cosentyx® (secukinumab), a biologic therapy developed specifically for psoriasis, is now available for adults suffering from moderate-to-severe psoriasis. This is the first of several highly anticipated “second generation” biologics to complete rigorous testing and become available to treat this significant life-impacting disease. Cosentyx® targets interleukin-17 (IL-17), one of the key chemical hormones that are elevated in people who … Continue reading »

The heartbreak of psoriasis: Not just a cosmetic nuisance

Published on Jan 13th, 2015 by Jeffrey Sobell

“If you suffer from severe psoriasis, you may want to consult with your rheumatologist and cardiologist” advises Dr. Jeffrey Sobell, a dermatologist and psoriasis specialist in Boston. Learn why. Psoriasis is a chronic and incurable disease affecting 3% of the US population.  The red scaly lesions on the skin are striking in appearance, however the manifestations of psoriasis often go much deeper, particularly for these people with more extensive psoriasis (covering more than 10 palm-sizes). In these individuals, there is an increased likelihood of several medical conditions, including arthritis and cardiovascular disease. Psoriatic arthritis is seen in up to 30% … Continue reading »

Advancements in psoriasis treatment hitting an all-time high

Published on Jan 8th, 2014 by Jeffrey Sobell

Chances are that you or someone you know has psoriasis. It is an incurable, non-contagious autoimmune skin disease that affects 3 out of every 100 Americans. Thankfully, remarkable progress in the treatment of psoriasis has recently occurred and dermatologists at SkinCare Physicians can now select from a multitude of therapies available at their Psoriasis Treatment Center near Boston. Living with psoriasis is often physically and emotionally disabling. Sufferers deal with intense itching, cracking, bleeding and flaking of their skin that can interfere with sleep, relationships, work and daily functioning. Unfortunately, the psoriasis condition commonly leads to feelings of despair, hopelessness … Continue reading »

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Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

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The dermatologists and other medical professionals at SkinCare Physicians specialize in a wide range of dermatology treatments and services, including laser hair removal, laser skin treatment, hair transplant, eyelid surgery, body contouring, psoriasis, skin cancer, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers, and Thermage®. From their offices in Chestnut Hill, they serve Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton and Wellesley.