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Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin condition characterized by the rapid overproduction of skin cells, resulting in thick, red, scaly patches on the skin's surface. These patches, known as plaques, can appear anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back. Psoriasis is not contagious.


The cause is believed to involve a combination of genetic, immune system, and environmental factors. In psoriasis, the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells, triggering an inflammatory response that leads to the accelerated growth and turnover of skin cells. Certain genetic factors can predispose individuals to develop psoriasis, and environmental triggers such as stress, infections, injuries to the skin, certain medications, smoking, and heavy alcohol consumption can exacerbate symptoms or trigger flare-ups.


  1. Topical treatments:

  2. Phototherapy

  3. Systemic medications: 

  4. Oral retinoids

  5. Salicylic acid

  6. Moisturizers

  7. Lifestyle modifications

To schedule a consultation with one of our Dermatologists regarding Psoriasis, a doctor's referral is required.

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