Psoriasis

psoriasis

Nearly 7.5 million Americans are affected by psoriasis, a chronic, autoimmune skin condition.

The condition occurs when a patient’s immune system sends false signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly, so new skin cells are forming in days rather than weeks. The body then does not shed these excess skin cells, causing them to pile up on the surface of the skin.

Psoriasis appears as red, scaly patches that often occur on the scalp, hands, feet, elbows and knees. Psoriasis may appear contagious, but in fact is not.

Treatments may include topical therapy, phototherapy, systemic medication, and/or biologic therapy. Our team can provide a personalized treatment plan.

If you have been diagnosed with psoriasis and would like to be considered for a research study, please visit our partner organization, Skin Search.