What is Psoriasis?
When something causes psoriasis to flare, skin cells grow abnormally fast – in just days instead of weeks. The result is a buildup of cells and thick patches of red skin with silvery scales that can flake off like dandruff. The areas may be itchy or sore and can occur anywhere on the body, though the most common areas for psoriasis to develop are the elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet.
There is no cure, but it’s important to have your Advanced Dermatology dermatologist or other provider specially trained in psoriasis to help you manage its symptoms and minimize potential complications.