Psoriasis is a common skin condition that can cause itchy, silver or red patches on the skin. At Dermatology Consultants of South Florida, we can expertly identify and treat this condition using the latest methods to help manage your symptoms and maintain healthy skin.
Serving Coral Springs and surrounding areas in Florida, Dermatology Consultants of South Florida is led by our experienced medical team and can provide high-quality dermatological care for a wide range of chronic skin conditions, including Psoriasis. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for Psoriasis treatment.
What is Psoriasis?
This common, chronic skin condition changes the life cycle of skin cells, causing them to rapidly build upon the surface of the skin. The two main manifestations of Psoriasis are:
- Thick, silvery scales
- Itchy, dry, red patches
The presence and severity of Psoriasis can vary, and during your consultation with our medical team, we will provide a full examination and create a customized treatment plan to help you manage your condition.
What Causes Psoriasis?
This condition is caused by skin cells that develop and are pushed to the surface too quickly. This typically happens before dead skin cells are naturally sloughed, resulting in a buildup of skin cells and rough, scaly patches. This condition is thought to be caused by an immune system response in the body, although the specific cause is not known. Studies are ongoing to fully understand how this condition works and how to best manage symptoms.
There are multiple factors, however, that can trigger this condition, such as:
- Infections of the skin and body
- Skin injuries, such as bites and scrapes
- Smoking and alcohol consumption
- Certain medications
How is Psoriasis Treated?
Psoriasis is a long-lasting disease with symptoms that can come and go, and although there is no cure for this condition, there are treatment options available to help prevent the skin cells from growing so rapidly. Patients are also advised to not excessively scratch itchy areas, as this can cause infection and further trigger the condition.
As this condition can be different for everyone, treatments and prescriptions may vary. During your consultation with our medical team, factors such as your overall health, medical history, individual skin health and condition, and more will be evaluated to find out which Psoriasis treatment is right for you.
Contact Dermatology Consultants of South Florida today to schedule a consultation and find out how Psoriasis treatment can help you manage your dry, scaly patches of skin and improve your quality of life.