Treatment for Autoimmune Disorders of the Skin
Patients who choose or are referred to Penn Dermatology for treatment of autoimmune disorders are assured exceptional and compassionate care. Several of Penn's dermatologists serve on boards or participate on committees of distinguished national organizations, including the Rheumatologic Dermatology Society, Lupus Foundation of America, International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, the Scleroderma Foundation and the American College of Rheumatology.
Penn dermatologists are frequently listed under local and national listings of "Top Docs" in the area of autoimmune disease.
At Penn Dermatology, patients can seek comprehensive treatment for autoimmune conditions that affect the skin including:
- Cutaneous Lupus — for patients with skin problems as a result of cutaneous lupus or systemic lupus with skin disease.
- Dermatomyositis — for patients diagnosed with this rare disease characterized by inflammation and a skin rash, sometimes associated with muscle or lung inflammation.
- Morphea/Scleroderma — for patients with morphea or localized scleroderma (hardening) affecting the skin or systemic scleroderma affecting the skin and other organs in the body.
- Vasculitis — for patients with autoimmune disease affecting the vessels and other organs in the body.
Laser treatment is a safe, results-oriented treatment for damaged skin related to excessive sun exposure, aging, scarring and for the removal of unwanted hair.