What is Psoriasis?

March 17, 2020

Psoriasis affects your body – inside and out.

New research has revealed the psychological, cardiovascular, and other health benefits of treating psoriasis.

U.S. Dermatology Partners Brodie Lane, Kyle, and South Lamar is the leading psoriasis treatment center in Central Texas.

This is a result of our physician’s long-time interest and continued studies in caring for patients with psoriasis.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic, life-long, recurrent condition characterized by pink or red, scaly plaques on the body, frequently on the scalp, lower back, elbows, and knees. It can also occur on the hands and feet, which can sometimes interfere with the working or normal activities. The severity varies widely from patient to patient, some with only a few spots to others with nearly the entire body affected. Although the cause of psoriasis is largely unknown, what we do know is that it is not contagious. About 20-30% of patients with psoriasis on their skin have associated joint pain, called psoriatic arthritis. Patients often experience morning stiffness or stiffness in certain joints after long periods of sitting or rest. If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to the joints.

Treatment Options

While you may have lived with your psoriasis for years and potentially view it as simply a cosmetic condition, at U.S. Dermatology Partners Brodie Lane, Kyle, and South Lamar, formerly Evans Dermatology, we know it can have a serious impact on your quality of life, including occupational or social difficulties as well as potential increased risk for depression or heart disease. The exciting news is there are many treatment possibilities available for consideration. We offer a comprehensive range of treatment options for psoriasis and will work with you to put together a treatment plan that fits your unique needs, outcome desires, and lifestyle.

Psoriasis Treatments We Offer

  • Topical Treatments
  • UVB Phototherapy
  • Excimer Laser
  • Oral Medications
  • Injectable Medications

Cost of Treatment

Psoriasis can be an expensive condition to treat, but we see a large number of psoriasis patients and therefore our team is very knowledgeable about working with your insurance to get treatments covered whenever possible.

Learn more about psoriasis care.

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