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Who gets Psoriasis?

Nearly anyone can suffer from psoriasis. While it's most common in people with lighter skin tones, anyone of any race can end up having it. The symptoms, typically scaly patches on the skin, regularly start in mid-teens to mid-twenties, though they can appear at any age.

What are the causes of Psoriasis?

While scientists are still trying to learn more about exactly how and why psoriasis occurs, it's widely accepted that it's an autoimmune condition. It's been shown to be linked to other conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, IBD, depression, and anxiety. There also appears to be a small genetic component to psoriasis, meaning you may be slightly more likely to have it if someone else in your family does.

A variety of causes contribute to psoriasis, and a variety of triggers can cause flare-ups. Your triggers will depend on you and your lifestyle and can include stress, alcohol use, injuries, and more.

Whatever the cause for your psoriasis, there are treatment options available to you. Elias Dermatology is proud to partner with you in your journey to clear, comfortable skin you can be proud of.

What are common treatments for Psoriasis?

There are many treatments available to treat psoriasis, meaning there's most likely an effective option for you! Some of the most common treatments for psoriasis include topical treatments like moisturizers, retinoids, corticosteroids, and salicylic acid. Light therapy can also be effective, which uses UV light to reduce how many white blood cells are able to attack your skin. In other cases, medication may be the best option.

It's important to note that psoriasis treatment varies greatly from person to person. Sometimes a treatment that has been working will stop working, meaning you need to switch treatments. This can seem overwhelming, but the team at Elias Dermatology is here to make treating your psoriasis as simple, easy, and effective as possible.

How long does it take to treat Psoriasis?

Sometimes when treating psoriasis, you and your doctor will find an effective treatment right away. Other times, it may take some fine-tuning of your treatment plan to see results. It's important to work with your Elias Dermatology doctor and stick with any treatments they prescribe as long as they recommend them.

Together we'll find a way to clear up your skin and boost your confidence - let's get started!

The Elias Dermatology Difference

Dr. Matthew Elias and Dr. Merrick Elias, and the entire staff at Elias Dermatology® are experienced in medical and cosmetic treatments for both men and women, utilizing a pain-free approach to ensure that patients receive the best results with the highest level of comfort. Elias Dermatology® is at the forefront in the treatment and prevention of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, providing the highest quality care for patients throughout South Florida in the areas of Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Davie. Elias Dermatology® specializes in a variety of skincare treatments from skin cancer and acne, to the state of the art cosmetic treatments.

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