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Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects many Americans. It is more common than people realize. This condition is a chronic, persistent skin disease and it has yet to be determined what causes it. However, when it is present, it can result in a build-up of skin cells on the skin’s surface. It can form silvery scales that are thick, dry, red, and itchy. Many times, it can become painful. The condition can range anywhere from mild to severe and it commonly affects areas such as the elbows, knees, hands, feet, scalp, and groin. It often causes those who struggle with it to develop depression and experience a lower quality of life because of the disease.

Dr. Mary Pentel and the team of South Side Dermatology work with patients who are dealing with this condition. She can provide a thorough examination, proper diagnosis, and help them develop a treatment plan that works. By treating the condition, patients can not only get it under control but avoid the debilitating aftereffects of leaving it untreated, including psoriatic arthritis. Treatments for psoriasis may include anything from oral immunosuppressant medication, phototherapy, injectable biologics, or just topical medications for more mild cases. At this time, there is no known cure for psoriasis, but patients can work with a dermatologist to treat it successfully and enjoy long-term remission—while also keeping it from becoming more severe.

If you live in or around the area of Jacksonville, Florida and are interested in visiting a dermatologist who has experience in treating a wide range of medical and cosmetic conditions that affect the skin and body, contact the team of South Side Dermatology to book an appointment with Dr. Mary Pentel. She can provide patients with the examinations necessary to determine the severity of their condition, and works closely with patients to develop a treatment plan that works. Some patients may have to go through a series of treatments to find out which one works best for their skin type and the severity of psoriasis they are dealing with. Our dedicated professionals will help every step of the way in ensuring quality care and attention.