4849 Van Nuys Blvd , Suite 104, Sherman Oaks CA 91403

Psoriasis Treatment in Sherman Oaks, CA

Psoriasis Treatment in Sherman Oaks, CA

Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects many people worldwide. Those suffering from psoriasis experience a rapid build-up of cells on the surface of the skin. This leads the skin to have a thick, "scaly" appearance. This skin is typically itchy, painful and unsightly. Psoriasis is one of the most commonly treated dermatological conditions.

With the right treatment, most cases of psoriasis can be improved. Request more information about psoriasis treatment today: Call (424) 278-4325 or contact Vitality Integrative Medicine online.

Psoriasis Causes and Risk Factors

The exact cause of psoriasis isn't currently known. Scientifically, psoriasis seems to be related to a dysfunction of the immune system. In essence, the body has the ability to create new skin cells to replace those that have been lost due to disease or injury. With psoriasis, the body is mistakenly creating many unnecessary skin cells.

Certain risk factors or lifestyle choices make a person more likely to suffer from psoriasis. These risk factors include:

Psoriasis Triggers

Those who suffer from psoriasis often notice "flare-ups" that are related to certain triggers. Psoriasis triggers are common habits or behaviors that lead to increased symptoms. Common psoriasis triggers include:

Psoriasis Symptoms

The most common symptoms of psoriasis are related to the dry, cracking skin that the condition creates. Just as no two people have the same skin, psoriasis can manifest in different ways for different people. Common signs and symptoms of psoriasis include:

  • Redness
  • Cracking skin
  • Dry skin
  • Silvery "scales"
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Soreness

Psoriasis can occur on any part of the skin. It is commonly found on the scalp, neck, armpits and back. Psoriasis tends to come and go in a cycle for most people. That includes flare-ups that last for weeks or months, followed by a period with heavily reduced symptoms.

Psoriasis Treatment

There is no cure for psoriasis. Treatment instead focuses on reducing the amount of skin cells created by the body, while also removing the existing "scales" in order to reduce pain and discomfort. There are many different types of psoriasis treatment available.

Treatments to reduce skin cell production include:

  • Vitamin D therapy
  • Ultraviolet (UVB) therapy
  • Retinoid medication
  • Immune system inhibitors

Treatments designed to remove or mitigate topical psoriasis symptoms include:

  • Topical corticosteroids
  • Hydrating lotions and creams
  • Salicylic acid
  • Laser skin rejuvenation

There is no single best psoriasis treatment. Instead, the ideal treatment is tailored to the individual case of psoriasis and the needs of the patient. Most psoriasis treatments will include more than one method in order to maximize effectiveness.

Request Psoriasis Information Today

Living with psoriasis is a challenge. Thankfully, this common skin condition can be treated and mitigated. Request psoriasis treatment information now: call (424) 278-4325 or contact Vitality Integrative Medicine online.

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