Psoriasis results from a chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to grow too quickly. This creates thick, white, silvery or red patches of skin called plaques that can become itchy and tender in severe cases. Plaques most often appear on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet or lower back. Treatments include topical medications, light therapy, oral medications and lifestyle changes.
Frequently Asked Questions About Treating Psoriasis in New Haven County:
What triggers Psoriasis breakouts?
Psoriasis is either hereditary or spontaneous, with no one specific cause.
Is Psoriasis contagious?
No. Psoriasis is not contagious.
Is there a cure for Psoriasis?
No, Psoriasis is a chronic disease, but there are steps you can take and specific medications to keep symptoms under control. There is a group of new medications called biologics, which will clear most psoriatics and give patients clear skin that they can be confident in.
How can I get started treating my Psoriasis at The Dermatology Group in New Haven County?
To learn more about how The Dermatology Group can help treat your Psoriasis, schedule your appointment by calling (203) 865-6143 or contact us here.