There may not be a cure for psoriasis, but psoriasis medications can be effective in helping to manage it.
Psoriasis medications aim to reduce your psoriasis symptoms such as removing scales and smoothing the skin, or to slow the overproduction of skin cells.
Not all psoriasis medications are effective for everyone; what works well for one person may be ineffective for someone else. And over time, your skin may become resistant to certain psoriasis medications. That’s why it’s important to work with your dermatologist to determine the psoriasis treatment that’s right for you.
If you have plaque psoriasis, consider these different treatment options.
Topicals are applied to the skin lesions and work directly on the skin’s surface. They are usually the first treatment used for psoriasis.
Also known as light therapy, phototherapy involves exposing the skin to artificial ultraviolet light. It is prescribed by a doctor and can take place in the doctor’s office or a clinic. Sometimes, phototherapy is used in combination with oral (by mouth) or topical medicines.
Available in the form of an oral or injected medication, systemic medications work from inside the body, rather than outside, and are prescribed by a doctor. One type of systemic is a biologic, which is used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Biologics are taken by injection or infusion.
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As physicians who specialize in treating conditions of the skin, dermatologists are uniquely qualified to treat psoriasis.
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