Psoriasis Overview

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that triggers the body to produce too many skin cells. Some patients have short-term flare-ups while others continuously deal with the problem. Symptoms often include redness, inflammation, scaly patches, irritation, and even pain.

What Causes Psoriasis?

A genetic-related immune imbalance causes psoriasis.

Are There Different Types of Psoriasis?

The most common form of psoriasis is Plaque Psoriasis. It appears as raised red patches on the skin. Lesser known psoriasis types include Guttate, Inverse, Pustular, and Erythrodermic. At the time of your consultation, one of our board-certified dermatologists can determine which you have and develop a treatment plan accordingly.

What Treatment Options Are Available?

Psoriasis is not curable, but it is treatable. Whether you have mild or severe psoriasis, we have a variety of options to control your outbreak. We’ll help you tackle widespread psoriasis and small, stubborn areas alike. Treatment options include:

Once an outbreak is controlled, we offer the latest creams, foams, sprays, and scalp treatments so you can lead a life of long-term remission.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

Interested in this procedure? Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at The Skin Care Center will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (773) 296-3636.

The Skin Care Center conveniently serves the entire Chicago Metro Area with locations in Chicago, Lake Forest, and Glenview.

*Individual Results May Vary*