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In The San Francisco Bay Area


In The San Francisco Bay Area

Psoriasis Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area

At PotozkinMD Skin Care and Laser Center, we have different treatment options to improve Psoriasis.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a common and chronic skin disease that causes someone to experience flares of itchy and scaly patches of skin. It can form anywhere on the body, but is most commonly seen on the knees, elbows, scalp, and abdomen.

This condition does not have a known cure, but there are treatment methods and lifestyle changes that have proven to be effective for those living with psoriasis.

Psoriasis isn’t a fully understood disease as of yet, but researchers believe that both genetics and environmental factors play a part. 

Common psoriasis triggers

Common psoriasis triggers include:

  • Infections or other illnesses such as strep throat
  • Certain medications
  • Cold and dry weather conditions
  • Heavy alcohol consumption, smoking, or exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Skin injuries such as a scrape, bug bite, or sunburn

Psoriasis symptoms may start in childhood, but adults can also develop the condition.

Common psoriasis symptoms

The most common symptoms of psoriasis are:

  • Dry and thick raised patches of skin that are often scale-like
  • Uncomfortable itchiness
  • Joint pain (presenting as morning joint stiffness)
  • Dry and scaly scalp
  • Weak and brittle nails

Does Psoriasis put you at risk for other conditions?

An unfortunate reality of psoriasis is that it increases your risk for more serious diseases, so it’s important to work with your board-certified dermatologist on your personalized treatment plan and to live as healthy of a lifestyle as possible. 

Some of the more serious conditions associated with psoriasis are:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease 
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Conjunctivitis or other eye conditions

Our trusted team of board-certified dermatologists can help you live as comfortably as possible with psoriasis by recommending a personalized treatment plan specific to your unique needs.

Our Philosophy

“Our practice philosophy is simple — to deliver the very best care we can in the very best way we can. To us, that means we make each and every patient feel welcomed from the moment that they walk in the door until they leave the office. It means that we listen to what the patient has to say and address those concerns. It means we give advice and recommend treatments based on our extensive training with leaders in the field, our wealth of personal experience, and our commitment to excellence. For our cosmetic patients, it means working with the patient to achieve results that look natural, not overdone or exaggerated. It means that we always strive to do the right thing for the patient, as we value very highly ethics, honesty, and integrity. It means we stand behind what we do and will do everything in our power to get the best results we can for the patient. It means we carefully select the highest quality staff to represent us and help us carry out these goals. Lastly and most importantly, it means that we treat the patient the way we would want ourselves to be treated, with respect and kindness. Because at the end of the day, without all of our loyal patients, we wouldn’t have a practice.”

Extremely caring

"He saved my life! Literally! I've been seeing Dr. Potozkin for over 20 years and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my skin. I had melanoma 20 years ago and he took care of me and just recently I had it again. And might have more, but I'm waiting on the results. But if I do, I am confident that Dr Potozkin and his highly trained staff will take care of me. He is the best in his field. Everyone on his staff is so caring and helpful. I feel so comfortable when I'm there. So please, if you have any skin concerns, make an appointment, don't delay, your life may depend on it."

Diane D.
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"Dr. Potozkin is an amiable, thoughtful provider.  His expertise is evidenced by his ability to diagnose and determine the appropriate treatment or options to address the issue at hand.  His staff is always welcoming, friendly and helpful which makes for an overall great experience at each visit.  I highly recommend POTOZKIN MD Skincare Center if you are seeking an outstanding specialist and staff."

Marian O.
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"Dr. Potozkin and his team are the best! My skin issues/problems have drastically improved since I have been coming to this Doctor-over 5, maybe even 10 years. His staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The office is a flagship store that sells my favorite skin repair and healing products- by SkinCeuticals. I don’t live near this office, but I would never go anywhere else even if it’s closer. Absolutely worth the trip. The results are real!"

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