While there are a couple different kinds of psoriasis, the most common is plaque psoriasis, which accounts for 80% of patients and is characterized by thick and patchy skin. Patches of plaque are most commonly found on the knees, elbows, back and scalp. While not contagious, psoriasis can be bothersome and uncomfortable. Psoriasis can cause sufferers itching, embarrassment, pain and can interfere with their daily activities. Fortunately, psoriasis can be treated.
When to Contact a Professional About Your Psoriasis
Seeing a skin care expert about your psoriasis can help to keep your condition from getting worse and can minimize the symptoms. Ask your Radiant Complexions skin care consultant what treatment options are available (including prescriptions, creams or fractional laser treatments) to minimize symptoms and to improve your skin's appearance. Contact a dermatology professional immediately if you notice any signs of infection (including swelling, tenderness, pus) or if you notice changes in your nails or joint pain, as this could be a sign of psoriatic arthritis.
Ask your Radiant Complexions Dermatology expert today about the many different treatment options for your psoriasis.