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Psoriasis services offered in Columbia, MD

If you’re one of the 8 million Americans living with the itchy, scaly skin of psoriasis, you can find the high-quality treatments you need at Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care. The board-certified dermatologists personalize care plans for adults and adolescents with plaque psoriasis and other psoriasis-related skin disorders. They use strategies like topical creams, steroid injections, and phototherapy to calm symptom flare-ups and provide resources to restore your skin’s health. Call the Columbia, Maryland, office today to schedule a psoriasis consultation or book an appointment online.

Psoriasis Q & A

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes skin cells to multiply rapidly. Plaque psoriasis is the most common type that causes scaly patches of skin (plaques) that appear silver in color due to the excess build-up of new skin cells.

Plaques can form anywhere on your body but are most common on the elbows, knees, scalp, and face. Skin can become intensely itchy and inflamed.

Other types of psoriasis include:

  • Inverse psoriasis
  • Guttate psoriasis
  • Pustular psoriasis
  • Nail psoriasis
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis
  • Psoriatic arthritis

Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care offers comprehensive care for all types of psoriasis. The board-certified dermatologists specialize in minimally invasive treatments to calm your itchy skin and protect it from permanent damage.

When should I seek medical care for psoriasis?

Because symptoms of psoriasis can be similar to eczema and other skin conditions, it’s important to schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care if you have symptoms like:

  • Scaly, dry skin
  • Cracked or bleeding skin
  • Itching or burning sensations
  • Brittle or crumbly nails
  • Pus-filled bumps
  • Red rash
  • Flaking or peeling skin

The dermatologists complete a physical exam of your skin to identify scaly plaques, rashes, and other psoriasis symptoms. They might also remove a skin sample for further evaluation under a microscope to check for infections and other skin issues.

Based on your psoriasis type, the providers design a treatment plan to reduce the frequency and severity of psoriasis flare-ups.

How is psoriasis treated?

Psoriasis is a lifelong condition that causes cycles of symptom flare-ups that can last weeks before going into remission. With ongoing treatment, you can manage your symptoms and prevent infections, scars, and other complications.

The Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care providers customize a care plan to ease intense itching and other psoriasis-related issues. They may recommend:

  • Topical medications
  • Oral medications
  • Steroid injections
  • Phototherapy

They also prescribe biologics, medications that decrease cycles of inflammation in those with moderate to severe psoriasis symptoms.

It's essential that you avoid scratching your skin to prevent infection and scarring. Your dermatologist can suggest skin care products and dietary supplements you can use to keep your skin moisturized and healthy.

Call Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care today to schedule a psoriasis consultation. You can also book a skin evaluation online.