The itchy, scaly, and painful plaques caused by psoriasis often appear between the ages of 15 and 25, but the condition can develop at any age, including in young children. With early treatment, the doctors at SkinMD can help patients get relief from their psoriasis symptoms and keep the condition in remission longer. To get expert treatment for your psoriasis, book an appointment online or call one of the offices in Chicago, Evergreen Park, Orland Park, or Skokie, Illinois.
Psoriasis develops when skin cells begin to grow more rapidly than normal, causing them to build upon the skin’s surface. As the cells accumulate, they create a patch of psoriasis.
Although psoriasis can develop on any part of your body, it most often affects the face, scalp, palms, elbows, and knees. You can also develop psoriasis on the soles of your feet.
Some patients only have a few small spots of psoriasis, while others develop lesions all over their body. Symptoms vary depending on the type of psoriasis you have.
The doctors at SkinMD develop a customized treatment plan, depending on the type and severity of your psoriasis. These are a few examples of the therapies that may be included in your treatment:
If you develop itchy, scaly plaques, call SkinMD or book an appointment online to begin treatment to relieve your symptoms.