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Woseth Dermatology Offers the Best Psoriasis Treatment

Patients in search of treatment for psoriasis will find compassionate and effective care at Woseth Dermatology’s two locations in Salt Lake City and South Jordan, UT. Our team of experienced dermatologists offers specialized treatments to relieve symptoms and provide comfort to those who are managing this disease. Contact either location to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist today.

What Is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin, hair, and nails. When the body produces skin cells at a high rate, dead cells build up on the skin’s surface, forming scales that flake off. It’s not contagious, so whether you or someone else has it, there shouldn’t be any concern of contact. Those that do have it will live with the disease forever. However, symptoms will not always be visible. Outbreaks come and go in cycles, and certain things may trigger an outbreak. These may include:

  • Injury to the skin
  • Change of season
  • General health factors
  • Infections
  • Medications

Different Types of Psoriasis

While psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, there are various types within this category. The typical symptom is scaly, patchy skin, and it is sometimes confused with eczema. Each form of psoriasis has similar signs and signals. Still, there are differences with each, and it’s critical that our team correctly diagnose a patient’s specific type to provide proper treatment.

  • Plaque psoriasis – This is the most common type and comes with whitish-silvery scaly spots on the elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back.
  • Guttate psoriasis – This form is noticeable by the small red and scaly patches it produces. It is common in children after they have an infection.
  • Inverse psoriasis – Patients seeking treatment for inverse psoriasis may assume they have a rash at first. The symptom is a smooth, shinier patch and occurs where skin folds over itself, such as the armpit, groin area, or under breasts.
  • Pustular psoriasis – Those with pustular psoriasis will have scaly skin, but the differentiator is the yellowish, puss-filled blisters that form in areas like the hands and feet.
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis – This is a severe form of psoriasis that covers most of the body. Red, scaly skin comes off in larger sheets.

Medical Treatment of Psoriasis

Since psoriasis is a condition that people live with forever, finding an effective treatment for relief is essential for quality of life. We specialize in medical skincare services that provide hope and comfort for patients managing this disease. To find the proper treatment, our staff will discuss your symptoms, learn about what triggers flare-ups, and provide you with a medical diagnosis for the specific type you have. Treatments may include:

  • Topical medications
  • Light therapy
  • Internal or injectable medications

Schedule a Psoriasis Consultation Today

If you or a family member is seeking skin, hair, or nail psoriasis treatment, contact one of our two Woseth Dermatology locations in Salt Lake City or South Jordan, UT today. You can find helpful information and registration forms for your appointment right here. Psoriasis may be a lifelong disease, but we can provide you with medical treatment that will bring relief to flare-ups. Schedule an appointment today.

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