Speak to a Wilmington, NC Dermatologist about Your Psoriasis
It’s likely that you’ve seen many commercials advertising medications to alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis, and if you’re like many people, this isn’t a disease that you’re familiar with. Psoriasis affects over 8 million people in the United States, and typically develops between the ages of 15 and 35, though it may develop at any age, including infants.
At The Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington, our knowledgeable and experienced dermatologists assist patients suffering from psoriasis. We provide personalized treatments designed to alleviate the symptoms of this disease to help you get back to enjoying your life. Our board-certified dermatologists understand that there are a variety of causes and triggers, and work closely with each patient.
What is Psoriasis?
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, “Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. Patients with psoriasis are also at risk for other systemic disease processes, including increased risk of arthritis and cardiovascular disease.
The severity of psoriasis can range from mild to severe, and is determined by how much of the body is covered:
- Mild cases of psoriasis often affects 3% of the body or less.
- Moderate cases affect 3% to 10% of the body.
- Severe cases affect 10% or more of the body.
During an appointment at The Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington, our certified and experienced dermatologists will examine the area affected by the rash on your skin. Our dermatologists will also review your personal and family medical history.
Treatment Options for Psoriasis in Wilmington, North Carolina
While there is no cure for psoriasis, there are a variety of treatment options available for psoriasis at The Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington. After determining that a patient is suffering from psoriasis, our dermatologists will determine which type of psoriasis the patient is afflicted with. There are five types of psoriasis:
- Plaque psoriasis
- Guttate psoriasis
- Pustular psoriasis
- Inverse psoriasis
- Erythrodermic psoriasis
Most Americans suffer from plaque psoriasis most commonly around the elbows, knees, and scalp.
At The Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington in North Carolina, our board-certified dermatologists may recommend treatment to help alleviate the symptoms a patient is experiencing. Our treatment options include:
- Topical medications
- Systemic medications
Schedule an Appointment with Our Board-Certified Dermatologists
Our board-certified dermatologists are here to help. If you are ready to tackle your psoriasis head-on or if you’ve been experiencing a rash that has not responded to over-the-counter treatments, let our board-certified dermatologists at The Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington help alleviate your symptoms. Schedule an appointment for a complete examination and treatment plan.
Contact our North Carolina office at 910-782-0028 or request an appointment online. We look forward to helping you find relief from the symptoms of psoriasis.