Clear Lake Dermatologists Serve Patients Requiring Psoriasis Treatment in Webster, League City, Friendswood and Houston, TX
Millions of people across the country are afflicted with psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that affects the appearance of the skin. Clear Lake Dermatology can provide treatment for this disease for patients who live in Houston, League City, and the surrounding Bay Area. Our doctors will provide a thorough assessment of your condition, and recommend a treatment plan that will help you look and feel better than ever before.
Patients who suffer from psoriasis have an overactive immune system, which results in skin cells growing much faster than normal. Since skin cells can be shed only at a predetermined rate, the extra cells often pile on top of one another, creating what appear to be red splotches on various parts of the body. Although these splotches may occur anywhere, they are most common on the back, knees, and elbows.
Heredity plays a major role in whether a person develops psoriasis. In people who are prone to developing psoriasis, certain factors tend to trigger outbreaks, including stress, internal infections, or skin injuries. People who are taking certain medications used to treat high blood pressure, hepatitis, or depression could also be prone to frequent outbreaks.
Although no cures are available for psoriasis, this condition can often be managed effectively with the use of certain medications. Patients may also need to undergo a special cleansing regimen whenever they experience an outbreak of psoriasis. Those who are affected by this disorder should use mild soap and avoid harsh creams and lotions whenever possible. Patients with psoriasis might also be interested in Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) treatment.
Psoriasis and Skin Cancer
There is a link between psoriasis and skin cancer. People with psoriasis have a 75% higher risk for skin cancer, which may be attributed to some of the treatments used for psoriasis.