Patients who visit Pierre Skin Care Institute worried about patches of red, dry, and scaly skin on the body may want to find out how they can be treated. While they may think it is just an allergic reaction to something they’ve come in contact with recently, it may actually be an autoimmune condition called psoriasis.
“”Fantastic, professional and caring staff. Dr. Pierre is genuine, compassionate and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.” – Heather M.H.
Psoriasis is a skin disorder that can affect patients of all ages and genders. It is more common on specific areas such as the scalp, knees, and elbows, but it can develop anywhere on the body. The condition can be incredibly uncomfortable, resulting in itching, stinging, and burning. Psoriasis has also been linked with health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and depression. Patients who develop this kind of rash will want to visit a board certified dermatologist such as Dr. Peterson Pierre of Pierre Skin Care Institute.
Psoriasis is a condition that often has a flare-up. Flare-ups are caused by triggers. People may have different triggers, but once the condition has been properly diagnosed, knowing these triggers can help prevent flare-ups. Triggers may include increased stress, injury to the skin, or certain types of medications for other conditions such as high blood pressure or psychiatric disorders. Telling the doctor about any medications you are taking is essential during an evaluation to check for counter indications or to find out if there is a link between the two.
Dr. Peterson Pierre and his team are experienced in diagnosing and treating psoriasis for patients young and old. He is also trained in recognizing the different types of psoriasis that may be forming. Some of the more common types of psoriasis include:
- Plaque psoriasis
At this time, there is no known cure for psoriasis. However, with accurate diagnosis, it may be managed effectively. Topical treatment to normalize cell reproduction is usually the first option. Other options include light therapy, oral, and injectable medications. Getting psoriasis under control can be a life-changing experience.
At Pierre Skin Care Institute, we want to help you look and feel your best, and often this includes treatment of conditions such as psoriasis. We recommend you book an appointment at our practice for an evaluation and to discuss which options are available to improve the health and wellness of your skin. The office staff will gladly schedule your appointment. Contact them today at 805.409.4560.