Because psoriasis is a chronic condition, there is no cure. However, you can take advantage of a number of treatments to reduce its uncomfortable symptoms and restore the health of your skin.
At Beauty Thru Health Dermatology, P.C. in Oklahoma City, OK, we offer several forms of psoriasis treatment, including a therapeutic excimer laser, which can target specific areas of your skin for dramatic improvements. Dr. Clarence Wiley, Sr. has trained extensively in dermatological services for various skin tones and can recommend a therapy suited to your unique needs.
In patients with this condition, the normal life cycle of certain skin cells is accelerated. As a result, small groups of cells build up on the surface of the skin much faster than their neighbors, creating itchy scales and red patches. While the signs of this condition differ for each individual, the most common include:
- Red patches of skin
- Thick, silvery scales
- Dry, cracked skin
- Itching, burning, or soreness
- Pitted, ridged, or thickened nails
- Stiff or swollen joints
Psoriasis is a chronic condition which typically goes through cycles of flare-ups. While there is currently no cure for psoriasis, lifestyle changes and dermatological treatments can allow you to manage your symptoms.