Psoriasis is a common skin condition that accelerates the life cycle of skin cells, resulting in cell build up on the surface of your skin. These excess skin cells form scales and itchy red patches that can cause pain. Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that reoccurs at random. While there isn’t a cure, you can still manage symptoms with proper treatment.

Common signs and symptoms of psoriasis can include:

  • Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales
  • Small scaling spots
  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Itching, burning, or soreness
  • Thickened nails
  • Swollen or stiff joints

What Causes Psoriasis?

Medical experts don’t fully understand what causes psoriasis, but they believe it’s related to an immune system problem. Research indicates genetics and environmental factors play a role in developing this condition.

Certain factors may trigger psoriasis and cause it to reoccur, including:

  • Infections
  • Injuries to the skin
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Certain medications

Psoriasis Treatment at Image Renu Dermatology

In addition to treatments from dermatology health care providers, there are several steps you can take to help prevent recurrences and/or manage symptoms when they arise. For example, you can make lifestyle changes such as reducing stress and quitting smoking.

Image Renu Dermatology offers several psoriasis treatment options to reduce inflammation and help clear your skin when flare-ups occur. Our team can assess your psoriasis and enact a treatment plan that will help decrease your symptoms and provide effective relief.

Find Relief From Psoriasis Today

Contact Image Renu Dermatology now to set up an appointment with our expert team of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. We would love to customize a unique treatment plan tailored to your skin’s needs.