What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic disease in which a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks causing raised, red scaly patches to appear on the skin. It is typically found on the elbows, knees, scalp, lower back, and nails.

High Valley Dermatology has the expertise to properly diagnose your psoriasis skin condition and provide the symptom relief you desperately need. We are proud to offer our psoriasis patients with a range of treatment solutions, whether it is a topical cream, oral medication or injection. We also offer advanced treatment for psoriasis through our successful UVB light therapy or XTRAC laser.

Give us a call to find out more at 208-522-SKIN (7546).

Types of psoriasis

If you have psoriasis, you will have one or more of these types:

  • Plaque
  • Guttate.
  • Inverse
  • Pustular
  • Erythrodermic

Some people get more than one type or they may have one type of psoriasis, and then the type of psoriasis changes.

Diagnosis of Psoriasis

Most commonly diagnosed just by looking at rash sites and fingernails. Sometimes a biopsy is needed to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatments of Psoriasis

Treatment is based on the severity and type of psoriasis

  • Topical Steroids
  • Oral medications
  • Biologic Therapy
  • Narrowband UVB Phototherapy
  • XTRAC Laser-provides long lasting relief from psoriasis symptoms and the procedure is covered by most major insurance companies.

Team up with the dermatologists at High Valley Dermatology to treat your psoriasis. Together we can find a treatment plan that works for you.

Call us at 208-522-Skin (7546) to schedule an appointment.


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