Your Options for Psoriasis Treatment

By on January 15, 2018 under Skin Care

Psoriasis is a skin condition that comes in many different types and affects many different areas of the body. It’s a skin condition caused by the rapid multiplication of skin cells that pile up on the surface of the skin and cause a rough, scaly patch of skin that can be irritating and obvious. There are many different ideas about what causes it, and it can have many factors, like stress, diet, or certain medications. Regardless of the cause, here are some common treatments to help you have clean, smooth skin.

Topical Medications

Certain lotions or creams that include corticosteroids can help the inflammation that often accompanies psoriasis. It might also include salicylic acid or substances to help remove the flakes and scales that are indicative of this skin condition. Medications including Vitamins D and A can also be beneficial to treatments.

Biologic Drugs

These protein-based drugs also function to suppress inflammation and target specific parts of the immune system and can be more effective if your psoriasis is severe. These can be taken as a pill or through injection, and many different kinds exist, so Dr. Baird can find the right one for you.

UV Light Therapy

Ultraviolet B light can be used to treat psoriasis because it slows the growth of new cells that are affected by this condition. This treatment consists of scheduled, supervised exposure to UVB light and can be coupled with other medications to treat psoriasis.

These are only a few of the many treatment options available for psoriasis, and a consultation with Dr. Baird can help you determine which is best for you. If you are interested or have any questions, contact our office today.