What is psoriasis and how is it treated?
Psoriasis is another common chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to grow rapidly and build up on the skin’s surface. Psoriasis has a thick, scaly appearance, sometimes with silvery scales and dry, itchy, red patches that may be sometimes bleed or become painful. As with eczema, psoriasis is a chronic condition for which there is no cure, and individuals experience periods of flare ups that often alternate with periods of better control. There are several variations, such as plaque psoriasis – the most common – nail psoriasis, scalp psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis.
Treatments for psoriasis can interrupt the skin cell growth cycle, which in turn reduces inflammation and plaque growth, as well as remove existing plaques from the skin. The physicians at SkinDC are well trained in the treatment of psoriasis and up to date on the newest and most effective treatment modalities.