Clinical Dermatology

Psoriasis Treatment

Treating psoriasis, an inflammatory immune system disorder, requires knowledge and skill.

Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis affects the skin, joints, nails, hair follicles, and cardiovascular system. With advances in medicine, psoriasis is more treatable than ever before.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly 7.5 million people in the US suffer from psoriasis.

We treat psoriasis in four ways. Topical products can be applied to affected areas to help control localized flare-ups. Ultraviolet light can be delivered to the skin surface to control extensive areas of flare-up around the hands and feet. Oral medications can also be taken to help control psoriasis. Methotrexate is the most popular oral medicine. And biologic therapy is used because protein compounds or antibodies can alter immune function to control psoriasis. Biologic agents are generally considered the safest and most effective psoriasis therapies.

In order to determine the right treatment for you, the dermatologists at Humboldt Derm customize a plan based on your lifestyle.