Most of us have heard of psoriasis. Not only have we seen television ads for medications to treat this common disease, many of us know someone who has a form of it. And while only 2 to 3 percent of the population globally develops psoriasis, that figure includes 8 million Americans. Still, other than the hallmark scaly red patches on the skin, what do we know about psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a “chronic relapsing disease,” which means that it may come and go but it does not go away completely. It may require therapy over a long period of time. However, due to breakthroughs in the understanding of psoriasis over the last 15 years, highly effective therapies are now available.
In treating your psoriasis, our board-certified dermatologist will not only consider the severity of the disease but also its effect on your quality of life. With guidance, you will learn how to develop a good skin care routine, recognize the triggers to flare-ups, and, when necessary, modify your lifestyle to prevent the psoriasis from becoming worse. With personalized consultation and regular follow-up, you can gain control over the condition.