When you need professional skin care for a worsening case of psoriasis or the management of chronic psoriasis outbreaks, you can count on SkinMD. Psoriasis is a dermatological condition that needs to be supervised by medical professionals with a comprehensive treatment approach to achieve your skin care goals. The flaky, red, and light-colored patches of psoriasis on the skin may be itchy, inflamed, scaly, and can even scab. We have two offices for your convenience in Hurst and Weatherford, TX where you can be seen by one of our SkinMD providers for treatment
If you have the physical symptoms of psoriasis, you may still be learning what this medical condition is all about. Or you may have lived with it for years and want to see someone who has a fresh perspective on your care. We invite you to come in for an evaluation. At SkinMD, we provide therapies for our psoriasis patients, such as cosmetics with medical properties, prescription medications to relieve symptoms, and aesthetic treatments to decrease the impact psoriasis has on your skin.
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Psoriasis Known Causes
Psoriasis causes red, flaky, light-colored patches of skin, which may be itchy, inflamed, scaly, and can even scab. Regular skin cells cycle and flake off about every four weeks (once a month). Men and women enduring psoriasis possess skin cells that develop quickly and form what are called plaques. They can vary in diameter and position within your body, forming around the elbows, knees, hands, head, and lower spine. It's essential to remember that psoriasis is not contagious and can not be spread person to person. When it's diagnosed, it's merely a matter of addressing the symptoms so psoriasis flare-ups can be minimized.
A specific cause of psoriasis has not been discovered by physicians. The basic idea is your immune system panics, causing inflammation and skin cells to grow very rapidly. Additionally, it is thought that psoriasis may be a genetic predisposition. Men and women with psoriasis may have a few family members with this skin condition, too. We do know that symptoms may appear following a known trigger like a stressful occasion, taking drugs, dry weather, or even a terrible sunburn.
Typical symptoms associated with psoriasis are elevated, vivid, reddish patches of skin which are coated with loose, silvery scales. Plaque psoriasis may also arise symmetrically on your knees or arms. The top of your scalp may develop minor scaling patches to regions of thick, scabbed plaques. Itchiness generally occurs prior to flare-ups, particularly when psoriatic spots arise in body folds like underneath the breasts or the buttocks. Tiny regions of skin irritation, known as Auspitz's sign, may happen when scales are pulled up or scratched off.
Psoriasis Treatment Options
Because there is no cure for psoriasis, you'll find an assortment of treatment options available to manage the condition based on the severity of psoriasis you are experiencing. Minor cases may be cleared with prescription creams, ointments, and lotions. If your scalp is affected, special psoriasis oils, shampoos, and sprays may be utilized to not aggravate your skin with harsh chemicals. Systemic drugs are prescription medications can be prescribed for patients with moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. In addition, advances in laser treatment have provided tremendous advances for a number of psoriasis cases. Employing phototherapy to expose an individual's skin to a specialized, ultraviolet light serves to minimize symptoms.
Improve your psoriasis
Psoriasis may be embarrassing and uncomfortable, which makes it hard to complete simple activities in your daily life. If that is the case for you, we invite you to contact SkinMD at your first convenience. At a consultation with one of our skilled providers in Hurst or Weatherford, TX, your condition will be evaluated and a treatment plan personalized to make your symptoms more manageable. We want to make your quality of life even better.