A very common skin condition in today's world, psoriasis involves the development of scaly and itchy dry patches due to abnormal life cycle and build-up of skin cells. While not cancerous or life-threatening, the appearance of the patches can be severe, and even painful in certain cases.
If you’re suffering from Psoriasis, Tamjidi Skin Institute in Maryland and Virginia is here to help. Our skincare experts have plenty of experience dealing with cases of psoriasis, and we have no plan on stopping now — so give us a call and see how we can help you.
What is Psoriasis?
The basic biological understanding of psoriasis is that something triggers skin cells to grow at an abnormally fast rate, which causes a buildup of extra skin cells. This buildup forms scales and dry red patches, typically around the knees, scalp, and elbow areas. There are a few types of psoriasis that can have varying levels of severity:
- Plaque psoriasis - Most common type that appears as raised red patches covered with a silvery or white buildup of dead skin cells
- Guttate psoriasis - Small, dot-like lesions that form over the body, can be triggered by a strep infection
- Inverse psoriasis - Red smooth lesions/rash in body folds, like armpits or behind the knee
- Pustular psoriasis - White pustules surrounded by red skin, usually on the hands or feet
- Erythrodermic psoriasis - Most severe form, widespread, fiery and itchy redness over most of the body
Psoriasis is a chronic disease that comes and goes, flaring up sometimes and lying dormant others. While there is no cure, there are a number of different treatment options including topical treatments, light therapy, and certain kinds of oral or injected medications.
Psoriasis Treatment at Tamjidi
If you are suffering from psoriasis and want to explore treatment options, Tamjidi Skin Institute in Maryland and Virginia is here to help. Our skincare experts will listen and understand your specific type of psoriasis condition, and then provide the best possible treatment for your personal situation. Give us a call today and see how we can help treat your psoriasis.