Psoriasis Treatment in Berkeley
Psoriasis is a skin condition that is caused by faulty signals sent from the immune system. The result is skin cells growing in days, instead of weeks. The cells pile up on the surface, causing psoriasis patches. And because the body does not shed excess cells, the patches become rough and thick. But Golden State Dermatology is ready to provide psoriasis treatment, care, and the tools you need to manage your symptoms.
For more information regarding our psoriasis treatment options, please call 510.486.1700. One of our knowledgeable Berkeley associates can provide more details regarding our services and can help you book an appointment. Or send us a message by filling out the form found on this page, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Relief with our Psoriasis Treatment
There are a variety of psoriasis types. Having more than one type is common, and while there is no cure, our psoriasis treatment options can help reduce and manage symptoms. Treatments include:
For mild symptoms:
- Emollient, or complex mixtures of chemical agents specially designed to make the external layers of the skin softer and more pliable
- Ointments or cream that contain salicylic acid
- Avoiding soap
For moderate-to-severe symptoms:
- Prescription creams: creams and ointments that contain cortisone or vitamin D-like substances can be helpful. Creams with strong cortisone act quickly, but the skin can become thin if you have been using cortisone creams for several years
Light therapy: This treatment involves exposure to ultraviolet light over a series of sessions. You begin with about 20 to 30 seconds of exposure per session, and at the end of the series, about four minutes per session. Before starting light treatment, the outer layer of skin should be peeled away with a bath or lubrication, as this makes the treatment more effective
Berkeley Skincare and Psoriasis Treatment
While we provide care for your psoriasis, we also feature full spectrum dermatology care. Our team is ready to provide the ultimate patient experience and comprehensive skincare. Focused on our patients, we feature a range of medical and cosmetic dermatology services that include skin cancer care, rosacea treatment, laser hair removal, eczema care, Botox Cosmetic, and so much more.
To learn more about what we offer, please call 510.486.1700, and speak with one of our Berkeley team members. They will be available to answer questions you may have regarding our psoriasis treatment solutions and can discuss your needs in more detail. If you would prefer to send us a message, please fill out the form found on this page, and we will contact you shortly.
The Confidence To Be Your Best
To provide the full spectrum of dermatology care by combining leading clinicians and resources in the pursuit of the ultimate patient experience