Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition affecting more than 5 million adults. The condition is caused when the immune system sends faulty signals that instruct skin cells to grow too quickly, causing skin cells to grow abnormally fast – forming in days rather than weeks. When someone with psoriasis doesn’t shed these excess cells, they pile up on the top surface of the skin – leading to patches of the disease to appear, most commonly as raised, reddish skin plaques with white scales. Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the skin but most frequently occurs on the scalp, lower back, knees and elbows) and may experience skin flares, when the condition worsens and then improves. Some triggers for flares include stress, infections, too much alcohol, and climate changes which cause skin dryness. Psoriasis is not contagious and is not an allergic reaction, and there is often a family history of the disease.
Treatment of psoriasis depends on a number of factors including the specific type of psoriasis – as well as the size of the affected areas, severity and how the patient responds to initial treatment. Some of the treatment options currently available include topical medications, systemic therapy (either with oral medications or via injections) and laser therapy, an FDA- approved psoriasis light treatment called XTRAC – which has been shown to be effective in treating the most stubborn cases of psoriasis. A revolutionary treatment for psoriasis, XTRAC offers a painless and innovative way to manage the symptoms of psoriasis.
Although there is no cure for psoriasis, with proper care from a board-certified dermatologist the condition can be properly managed and symptoms effectively controlled.
Dr. Barnett will work closely with you to find a treatment option that is best for your extent of disease, areas of skin involvement and lifestyle.
Take control of your skin and regain your confidence by seeking professional psoriasis treatment at Atlanta Skin Wellness Center, the leading dermatology clinic in Atlanta, Georgia. Our team of expert dermatologists understands the challenges that come with managing psoriasis and is dedicated to providing you with personalized care and effective treatment options. With a comprehensive approach that combines advanced therapies, innovative medications, and lifestyle modifications, we can help you achieve long-lasting relief from psoriasis symptoms. Trust Atlanta Skin Wellness Center as your preferred dermatologist in Atlanta, Georgia, and let us guide you towards healthier, clearer skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start your journey towards a life free from the burden of psoriasis.