Types of treatment for Psoriasis
drs skincare in Hamilton, ON provides personalized psoriasis care to ﬁnd an option that best suits the patient. Treatment options encompass a range of products from topical creams to light therapy, from oral medications to injectables. At present, we do not offer light therapy.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition. It is not contagious and is often associated with signiﬁcant psychological and medical conditions. Skin will develop red areas of lesions with thick, white scaling of the skin. This can appear almost anywhere on a person’s body, but the most common areas are the knees, elbows, scalp, and nails.
What to expect
Diagnosis is usually simple for this type of condition; but some patients may develop the disease in other forms, which can make recognition a little more complex. Treatment is much the same – simple for some, and more troublesome for others. The good news is that in addition to many existing treatment options, research and development is ongoing for psoriasis. This means that with a committed and knowledgeable dermatologist, a patient can anticipate receiving relief with a customized treatment plan.
In addition to prescribing many products already on the market for the treatment of psoriasis, we also work closely with colleagues who offer clinical trials for new products that are not yet available by prescription. This may be an exciting possibility for patients who have experienced less than ideal outcomes from current treatment options. These programs are free to participants who are interested in participating in the testing of up and coming innovations for psoriasis. If this sounds like a good consideration, be sure to mention this to the doctor or one of our attentive associates. We are proud to be recognized by industry professionals, as well as our patients, for providing exceptional care and solutions in this area.