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PSORIASIS

Find Treatment for Red, Flaking Skin in the Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, and Main Line Areas

Psoriasis, a common and chronically relapsing skin disease, is characterized by red patches and flaking silvery scales that may itch. While lesions can appear anywhere on the body and at any age, psoriasis typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees, or scalp in adults.

Psoriasis is generally considered to be a genetic condition. It is believed to result from a malfunction of the immune system that causes the overproduction of skin cells. Flare-ups are common, but we now have numerous treatment options for controlling psoriasis. No one needs to live with "the heartbreak of psoriasis."

Quick Facts About Psoriasis

  • Psoriasis affects 80 million people worldwide.
  • Plaque psoriasis is the most common form, affecting 90% of patients.
  • Psoriasis can cause as much disability as cancer and diabetes.
  • Up to 30% of patients with psoriasis have or will have arthritis.

While no cure is available, various treatments can help control the symptoms of psoriasis. The licensed dermatology experts at Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute use the most advanced and safest psoriasis treatments available.

Learn more about your treatment options for psoriasis at the Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute in Philadelphia. To book an appointment, phone at 610.525.5028 or contact us online.