Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin condition that causes the increased production of new skin cells. Unable to shed the old skin cells quickly enough, the patient’s skin accumulates these dead cells on the skin’s surface. At this time, psoriasis has no cure but there are many advanced and effective treatments that have made an enormous difference for those patients who have psoriasis. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.

Patient story: finding relief for itchy psoriasis

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition. Medical experts believe psoriasis is an immune response in which the immune system causes skin cells to regenerate quicker than usual. While there is no cure, there are ways to avoid psoriasis triggers and avoid symptom flare-ups.

What are common triggers?

Psoriasis triggers are things that can lead to flare-ups. Along with different symptoms, people may also have different triggers. Avoiding triggers is key to keeping your psoriasis symptoms in control. While many things can cause a flare-up, here are some of the most common:

  • Cold weather
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Sunburn
  • Medication

Is there a cure for psoriasis?

While there is no cure, with advancing technology, the management of psoriasis has led to remission for many people. Make an appointment today with your Pinnacle dermatologist to determine your psoriasis type and find relief. Most insurance companies cover one skin check per year.

Learn more about psoriasis from our expert providers.

Dr. Aaron Cetner on advancements with psoriasis:
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Dr. Keith Loven discusses psoriasis treatments:

Manage your chronic skin condition with the expert team at Pinnacle.