Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that can be frustrating and difficult to manage. The team at Mohs Surgery & Dermatology Center understand the discomfort the condition can cause, and they’re experienced in the long-term care required to properly manage the disease. If you’ve been diagnosed with or suspect psoriasis, book an appointment online or call one of their three offices in Elgin, Huntley, Crystal Lake, and Fox Lake, Illinois.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition in which new skin cells reproduce at up to 10 times the normal rate. This causes an uncomfortable buildup of skin cells on the surface of your skin, which can become red, dry, and scaly.
Psoriasis can affect any part of the body, but it often develops on the:
Psoriasis is a chronic condition that may come and go over the course of your life. You may have flare-ups that appear for weeks then resolve, only to return again.
Psoriasis also increases your risk for conditions like psoriatic arthritis and systemic infections. Expert long-term care is important for the prevention and treatment of psoriatic flare-ups.
There are several types of psoriasis, and each has its own set of symptoms. If you’re suffering from the condition, you may experience:
You may experience these symptoms over a small or large area of your body. Symptoms may increase in severity and last weeks or months, then disappear for as much as several years.
Psoriasis is chronic and not entirely curable. Your treatment plan focuses on relieving your symptoms and preventing future flare-ups by identifying and avoiding triggers.
Your doctor at Mohs Surgery & Dermatology Center may recommend:
The skin experts at Mohs Surgery & Dermatology Center work closely with each psoriasis patient and are committed to helping you throughout your struggle with the condition.
For expert treatment of psoriasis, call or book an appointment online today.