PSORIASIS is a chronic, non-contagious condition affecting patients of all age groups. Although the exact cause is unknown, it occurs when a person’s immune system signals skin cells to grow too rapidly. These skin cells appear as thickened, red patches with scale and may be itchy. The patches are commonly located over elbows, knees, and scalp but also may be widespread over the skin.
Although there is no cure for psoriasis, the physicians at Limmer Dermatology have many treatment options to consider. Your treatment should be individualized for you based upon the location and severity of your psoriasis.