Effective treatment for Plano, TX area patients with psoriasis rash
Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell of Plano, TX provide patients with quality, comprehensive skin care solutions at DSA Dermatology. At their practice, they can help patients with both medical and cosmetic concerns. They welcome new patients to their state-of-the-art facility.
It is common for patients with psoriasis to seek long-term treatment from our dermatological team. Psoriasis is an immune system dysfunction that can result in the development of excess skin cells. These cells can cause a rash or build-up that results in the appearance of blisters or white, scaly patches. There are several different variations of psoriasis, which include:
Patients with psoriasis may have it due to a genetic condition or from triggers such as stress, though the exact cause is unknown. Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell are here to provide patients with a thorough, accurate diagnosis of their condition and then speak to them about the ways in which they can control it.
Psoriasis is known as a chronic condition, though patients do have many treatment solutions that can help reduce flare-ups and improve the texture and appearance of the skin.
Topical treatments are medications that are applied to the skin directly onto the area. They may include corticosteroids, vitamin D, anthralin, retinoids, calcineurin inhibitors, coal tar, and salicylic acid. Some patients may try several of these until they find the most effective topical solution for their specific type of psoriasis. This is where an accurate diagnosis can be helpful in reducing the number of treatment options to try for effective results.
The use of natural or artificial light can help in providing an effective treatment for psoriasis sufferers. Ultraviolet light has been shown to improve symptoms, so natural sunlight, UVB phototherapy, Excimer laser therapy, or photochemotherapy may be beneficial treatment options for psoriasis rash.
Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell may also suggest treatments that can provide assistance from the inside out, such as oral medications. These include retinoids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, and immunomodulator drugs for altering the immune system and treating the condition at its core.