Soothe your skin with psoriasis treatment at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes red, scaly, itchy patches on the skin. It is considered an autoimmune condition. Psoriasis can affect any part of the body, but the most common areas affected are the elbows, knees, scalp, soles of the feet, and back. Psoriatic patches can be minor and occur in just a few small spots, or they can cover large areas of the body. Psoriasis is not contagious and cannot be spread through skin-to-skin contact.
Plaque psoriasis is the most common form, and it causes raised, dry, red patches covered in silvery scale. This type of psoriasis tends to be itchy and tender. However, there are several other types of psoriasis that can occur in various areas of the skin and nails.
Are you interested in learning more about this common skin condition? Read our board-certified dermatologists’ answers to frequently asked questions about psoriasis, including what causes psoriasis, how it impacts the skin, and how we treat psoriasis in Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio.
Psoriasis triggers are specific to each person. Some common triggers include stress, injury to the skin, medication, allergies, diet, and weather.
Psoriasis is generally cyclical. In other words, psoriasis flares up for a period of time followed by months of clear skin. However, it usually always returns when triggered. Thus, it is best to implement an effective psoriasis treatment plan to alleviate symptoms and reduce the frequency of flare-ups.
Our board-certified dermatologists have found the most effective psoriasis treatments to be a combination of topicals, oral and injectable medications, and lifestyle recommendations.
For more information regarding our psoriasis treatment in Mansfield, Ohio, please contact our clinic! Our team of friendly doctors are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Schedule Your Psoriasis Treatment at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio
Psoriasis can be a troublesome skin condition to deal with, especially when it interferes with daily life and activities. At Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio, our board-certified dermatologists create personalized psoriasis treatment plans to help our patients find relief.