Finding Relief from Dry, Itchy Skin

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes accelerated skin growth, impacting approximately two percent of the population, according to the National Institutes of Health. It causes itchy, flaky, dry skin and can have a pretty significant impact on your quality of life, which is why the team here at Dermatology Center is here to help. We can offer you relief from this frustrating condition, so you can enjoy a healthy appearance and freedom from constant itching. To learn more about how we can help you address your psoriasis, simply reach out to The Dermatology Center at our Fredericksburg location. A helpful member of our team is standing by and will be happy to set you up with your initial consultation today.

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Do I Have Psoriasis?

There are a few different types of psoriasis, which can make it difficult to know whether or not you are dealing with this specific issue. When you visit The Dermatology Center for your initial consultation, you’ll get to meet with a board-certified dermatology specialist who will be able to get to know your issues and help you discover the root cause of your dry skin and discomfort.

You are likely dealing with psoriasis if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Red patches of skin
  • Flaky scales that are white in color
  • Chronically dry skin on the elbows or knees
  • Constant itching or burning in the affected areas

Understanding the Types of Psoriasis

Similar to many of the other skin conditions that we can address here at The Dermatology Center, psoriasis tends to present itself in a variety of ways. Take a look at some of the different types of psoriasis, so that you can better understand your issues and the treatment plan that might be right for them.

Plaque Psoriasis

This type of psoriasis presents with inflammation and red-colored lesions that often include scaling and flaking of the skin.

Guttate Psoriasis

Most prevalent in younger children and young adults, this type of psoriasis is typically caused by a bacterial infection, extreme stress, strep throat, or tonsilitis.

Inverse Psoriasis

This variant is characterized by the presence of red lesions under the arms, under the breasts, in the groin area, or in other areas where skin folds are typically present.

Pustular Psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis can be quite uncomfortable, as it involves the presence of white-colored blisters that can fill with pus and are surrounded by red-colored skin.

Erythrodermic Psoriasis

When this type of psoriasis is experienced, the skin becomes inflamed and red, before shedding itself in relatively large sheets.

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How Can You Treat My Psoriasis?

Treating your psoriasis involves calling upon the technologically advanced treatments that we’re so proud to offer our patients, here at The Dermatology Center. In most cases, light therapy is ideal for the treatment of psoriasis. By utilizing specific wavelengths of light energy, we can slow the development of excess skin cells, helping you enjoy relief from psoriasis and all the itching, scratching, and burning that can come with it. When you’re ready to learn more about how we can help you find relief from frustrating skin issues like psoriasis, a member of our team is standing by and ready to help. Reach out to us at our Fredericksburg location and set up your consultation today.

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