Get results with customized psoriasis treatment in Chicago
Millions of Americans have an autoimmune condition called psoriasis. The skin becomes affected when the cycle of skin cell renewal becomes dysfunctional. In the normal cycle, cells are shed and formed at the same rate. When psoriasis occurs, new cells form more rapidly than old cells slough off, causing accumulation on the surface of the skin.
There is more than one type of psoriasis. When this condition occurs, it may lead to thickened plaques that appear scaly and red. Pustules may develop. The toenails, fingernails, and even the inside of the mouth or the genitals may be affected. In 30 percent of psoriasis cases, the joints are involved and patients will experience potentially uncomfortable stiffness and swelling.
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Your dermatologist offers excellent psoriasis treatment in Chicago
Because there are several types of psoriasis, proper care begins with a thorough evaluation of symptoms and medical history. Treatment is designed around several factors, including the type of psoriasis, location of lesions, the severity of symptoms, and the involvement of the joints. Dr. Jonith Breadon takes the information gathered from this consultation and develops a personalized treatment plan to achieve optimal results.
The purpose of psoriasis treatment is twofold. First, we seek to clear up existing lesions. We also want to achieve normalization of the turnover of skin cells in order to prevent flare-ups in the future. If the joints are involved, treating them appropriately is important so that wear is minimized.
A psoriasis treatment plan may include:
Your dermatologist may prescribe a topical solution containing substances such as salicylic acid, retinoids, vitamin D analogues, or corticosteroids. Topical medications can be effective for treating smaller areas where involvement in limited. For widespread concerns, topical medication may be combined with other therapies.
Oral medications containing specific therapeutic formulations may be prescribed for more severe cases of psoriasis. Additional therapies that treat this condition from the inside out include phototherapy and injectable biologic agents.
Currently, there is no cure for psoriasis. There are, however, a number of outstanding treatment options to help you better manage the health of your skin. Contact Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery for your consultation with Dr. Breadon. (855) 400-3818 .