PSORIASIS TREATMENTS

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Finding the right psoriasis treatment option for you should be more than just trial and error. Understanding the severity of your psoriasis and different treatment options can help you and your dermatologist work toward meeting your treatment goals.

Learn about the different psoriasis treatment options available, then ask your dermatologist if they could be right for you.

Topical Treatments for Psoriasis

Topicals come in the form of gels, ointments, or creams, and are usually the first-line option for treating psoriasis. Applied directly to the skin, topicals can effectively treat psoriasis by helping slow the growth of skin cells, and some may decrease inflammation and plaque buildup.

Light Therapy for Psoriasis

Another form of treatment that works on the skin’s surface is UV phototherapy, or light treatment. Special lamps emit UV rays directly onto plaques and scales, and can help slow the growth of excess skin cells.

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Oral Systemic Treatments for Psoriasis

Oral systemics are another treatment option for moderate to severe psoriasis. Taken in either pill or liquid form, oral systemics work by acting on part or all of the immune system to reduce inflammation.

Biologic Treatments for Psoriasis

Biologics are a systemic treatment option typically reserved for patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. They’re often taken by injection or infusion. Biologics target specific proteins that are overproduced in the immune system, helping to reduce inflammation.

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Talk to your dermatologist about your psoriasis symptoms to see what treatment options may be right for you.

Learn about a biologic treatment option for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis,