Psoriasis is a chronic immune mediated disease affecting approximately 8 million Americans at any
age. The exact cause is still poorly understood but is thought to be influenced by both genetic and
Red, thick, white scaly plaques can be found on the elbows, knees, scalp and face for everyone to
see creating a huge psychological impact on quality of life ranking higher than depression and cancer. In addition, approximately one third of patients can develop psoriatic arthritis which typically presents as morning stiffness lasting greater than 30 minutes which can lead to permanent structural joint damage if untreated.
Fortunately, there are numerous highly effective treatments available for patients who have psoriasis or suffer from psoriatic arthritis. At Nash Dermatology, our experts will tailor your treatment(s) to help you obtain clear skin and protected joints.
- Psoriasis is a chronic immune condition that affects all ages
- It can also affect joints leading to permanent structural joint damage
- New biologic therapies can obtain clear skin and protect joints