Psoriasis Treatment In Fort Lauderdale
Best Psoriasis Dermatologist In Broward
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune-related skin disorder that causes the skin to rapidly-produce skin cells, forming rough, red, scaly patches on the surface of the skin. These inflammatory patches may be itchy or burn to the touch. Although psoriasis is not contagious, genetic inheritance may play a role.
What Causes Psoriasis?
While a single, direct cause is still unknown, genetics and autoimmunity are the leading causes of psoriasis. New skin cells are meant to form approximately every 30 days. With psoriasis, skin cells form in 1-4 days, leading to inflamed patches. Causes for psoriasis triggers or flares may include:
- Certain foods or medications
- Cold, dry environmental conditions
- Lack of sunlight
- Hormonal imbalances
Psoriasis may present itself anywhere on the skin, scalp, or nails.
Psoriasis itself cannot be cured, but significant remission is possible for some patients. Overall health, age, lifestyle factors, and diet play a role in treatment for your condition. Speak with your physician to find the best option for your own diagnosis. Conventional treatments for psoriasis include:
- Light or UV therapies
- Retinoid creams
- Injectable treatments
- Lifestyle changes
These treatments may be suggested in combination, based upon the severity of your condition.
Schedule A Consultation
Galt Dermatology serves both men and women of all ages in the Fort Lauderdale area. Trust your skin health to our dedicated team and to our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Villacorta. To schedule your initial consultation, please call our office at 954-463-5406 or schedule your appointment online.