Psoriasis Specialist

Renew Your Confidence: Psoriasis Solutions in Southlake

Psoriasis is more than just a skin concern; it’s a battle that deeply affects one’s confidence and overall well-being. With patches that itch, hurt, and impact daily life, a comprehensive approach to management becomes vital. For those in search of such extensive care, Northstar Dermatology in Southlake, Texas, stands as a beacon. Our board-certified dermatologists, backed by years of expertise and a deep sense of empathy, offer tailored solutions to address individual psoriasis concerns. Regain your confidence; get in touch online or phone in to set an appointment.

Northstar Dermatology:
Dermatology located in North Richland Hills, TX. Also serving Southlake, Colleyville, Keller, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, and Fort Worth, TX.

Psoriasis Insights

Understanding Psoriasis

Psoriasis manifests due to an inflammatory reaction where the skin cells grow at an abnormally rapid pace. This swift growth causes a visible accumulation on the skin, resulting in red, flaky plaques. Though this condition can rear its head at any life stage, there’s a noted prevalence among individuals aged 15-20 and those between 55-60 years.

Signs of Psoriasis

Differentiating between the varied types of psoriasis is crucial for effective management:

  • Plaque Psoriasis: Marked by its red, raised patches and silvery scales, this is the most recognized face of psoriasis. Found predominantly on elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back, these plaques are often a source of discomfort, itchiness, and pain.
  • Guttate Psoriasis: Mainly impacting younger individuals, these small, red spots may arise post a strep infection.
  • Inverse Psoriasis: Located in body folds like underarms, behind knees, and the groin, these inflamed lesions can be particularly bothersome due to their location.
  • Pustular Psoriasis: This variant is identified by pus-filled blisters surrounded by inflamed red skin.
  • Erythrodermic Psoriasis: A rare yet intense form, it affects almost the entire body, resulting in significant redness, itching, and pain.
Psoriasis Inducers

Recognizing what triggers a psoriasis flare-up is half the battle:

  • Infections, especially bacterial
  • Emotional upheavals or stress
  • Harm from sunburn
  • Physical damage to skin like scratches
  • Specific medications like antimalarial drugs, beta blockers, and lithium
  • Harsh, cold weather

Lifestyle habits such as excessive alcohol consumption and smoking have also been known to exacerbate psoriasis.

Approaches to Treating Psoriasis

Your journey to clearer skin begins with a detailed assessment at Northstar Dermatology. Our experts meticulously review your medical history and perform comprehensive examinations to unearth potential triggers. Evading these triggers becomes your first line of defense against flare-ups.

The therapeutic journey encompasses:

  • Topical Therapy: Essential for skin hydration and relief, these treatments reduce itching and the buildup of plaques.
  • Phototherapy: Harnessing the power of blue light and excimer lasers, this technique shows promising results in psoriasis management. The excimer laser, with its targeted UV light beam, zeroes in on the affected areas, leaving healthy skin untouched.
  • Oral Medications: For those tough-to-treat cases, Northstar Dermatology suggests oral medications to curb inflammation and regulate skin cell production.

Bid adieu to the shackles of psoriasis. For a comprehensive approach, reach out to Northstar Dermatology, either by phone or via our online appointment system. Your skin deserves the best, and we’re dedicated to ensuring it gets just that.

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