Suffering From Psoriasis?

How your dermatologist in Lafayette, Boulder, and Brighton, CO, can help you get relief from psoriasis

You want to have clear skin, but instead you have rough, scaly patches. They itch sometimes too. It sounds like you might have psoriasis, but don’t worry. Your dermatologist can help you enjoy clear skin again.

Dr. Thomas Gallagher at Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology in Lafayette, CO, provides comprehensive skincare services, including treatment for psoriasis. He proudly serves residents of Lafayette, Boulder, and Brighton, CO.

Psoriasis may appear like a normal rash, but it’s not. It’s an autoimmune condition which makes your body produce skin cells too fast, causing rough, scaly, itchy patches of skin to appear on your body.

Psoriasis can affect your self-esteem and self-confidence too. You may be nervous about showing any skin. Fortunately, your dermatologist can help.

Depending on the severity of your psoriasis, your dermatologist has several treatments to help you. For example:

For mild cases of psoriasis which affect less than 3% of your body, your treatment may include:

  • Over-the-counter or prescription bath treatments, shampoos, and moisturizing creams
  • Prescription-strength topical steroid creams to control itching and slow skin cell growth
  • Laser therapy to eliminate psoriasis patches

For moderate cases of psoriasis which affect 3% to 10% of your body, or severe psoriasis, which affects over 10% of your body, your treatment may include:

  • Prescription strength oral medications such as cyclosporine and methotrexate, to reduce inflammation and lower skin cell production
  • Biologic drugs for severe cases of psoriasis, to suppress an overactive immune system
  • Light therapy including natural light, phototherapy, or lasers, to eliminate psoriasis patches

Psoriasis doesn’t have to mean you can’t ever show some skin. You can have clear skin again and your dermatologist can help. To discover more about the treatment of psoriasis, call Dr. Thomas Gallagher at Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology in Lafayette, CO. He proudly serves residents of Lafayette, Boulder, and Brighton, CO. You can reach him in the office by calling (303) 604-1444, so call today.

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