Innovative Treatments Revolutionizing Psoriasis Care


Before and after psoriasis treatment at Derm of CT

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition characterized by the rapid proliferation of skin cells, leading to the development of thick, red, scaly patches on the skin’s surface.

While there is currently no cure for psoriasis, several innovative treatments have emerged in recent years aimed at managing symptoms, reducing inflammation, and improving the quality of life for individuals living with this condition.

Here are some of the new and emerging treatments for psoriasis:

1. Biologic Therapies: Biologic drugs are a class of medications that target specific components of the immune system involved in the development of psoriasis. These drugs are administered via injection or infusion and work by blocking inflammatory pathways, thereby reducing symptoms and preventing flare-ups. Newer biologics such as ixekizumab, secukinumab, and brodalumab have shown promising results in clinical trials, offering improved efficacy and safety profiles compared to traditional treatments.

2. Oral Small Molecules: In addition to biologics, oral small molecule drugs have emerged as a novel approach to treating psoriasis. These medications work by targeting intracellular signaling pathways involved in the inflammatory response. Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, such as tofacitinib and baricitinib, are examples of oral small molecules that have demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of psoriasis, particularly in cases where biologics may not be suitable or effective.

3. Targeted Phototherapy: Phototherapy, or light therapy, has long been used as a treatment for psoriasis. Recent advancements in technology have led to the development of targeted phototherapy devices that deliver specific wavelengths of light directly to affected areas of the skin. These devices offer the benefits of traditional phototherapy with increased precision and reduced risk of side effects, making them an attractive option for individuals with localized or stubborn psoriatic lesions.

4. Topical Therapies: While topical corticosteroids and vitamin D analogs remain cornerstone treatments for psoriasis, new formulations and combinations have been developed to improve efficacy and tolerability. Novel topical agents, such as calcineurin inhibitors (e.g., tacrolimus, pimecrolimus) and phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE-4) inhibitors (e.g., crisaborole), offer alternative options for managing mild to moderate psoriasis and reducing inflammation without the side effects associated with long-term corticosteroid use.

5. Personalized Medicine: Advances in genetic testing and biomarker analysis have paved the way for personalized approaches to psoriasis treatment. By identifying specific genetic mutations or immune markers associated with psoriasis, healthcare providers can tailor treatment regimens to target underlying disease mechanisms and optimize outcomes for individual patients.


It’s important to note that the efficacy and safety of these new treatments may vary from person to person, and not all options may be suitable for everyone. At Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut, we use all available treatment modalities to individualize a treatment plan that is right for each of our patients. Most insurance carriers typically cover all of these treatment options. Ongoing research and clinical trials continue to explore novel therapeutic strategies for psoriasis, offering hope for further advancements in the field. Click here to read more about psoriasis on our website.

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