Once psoriasis is treated, can it come back?

The skin is exposed to the elements every day, and certain conditions can cause the skin to become unhealthy or problematic. One such condition is that of psoriasis. Psoriasis comes in many different forms, but in most patients, it causes the formation of red, scaly patches on the skin that can be itchy and painful. The condition can not only be uncomfortable, but embarrassing for many. This is why we encourage patients who have undiagnosed skin disorders to book an appointment at the Florida Academic Dermatology Center in Coral Gables, FL to obtain an evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a condition that is caused by an autoimmune disorder. The immune system mistakes the skin cells as a foreign contaminant and causes the creation of new skin cells which build up. This is what causes the patches of scaly skin anywhere on the body. Patients will often seek treatment with a professional, such as a dermatologist, to control the issue and help heal the skin.

Does psoriasis return after treatment?

Unfortunately, psoriasis is a lifelong, chronic condition. Even when the skin is healed and the psoriasis is in remission, it can still become active again and cause further problems. Because of the nature of this condition, we encourage patients to take good care of their skin to reduce the risk of flare-ups and keep the skin healthy as long as possible. To do this, patients will work directly with their dermatologist to find a treatment that is most effective for their condition, and discuss ways to keep the skin healthy as long as possible between flare-ups. There is currently no cure for psoriasis, but with the help of a professional, many patients can manage the condition effectively.

Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis

Coral Gables, FL area patients who are interested in learning more about the condition called psoriasis can speak with the Florida Academic Dermatology Center, or FADC, by calling (305) 324-2110 to make an appointment. Dr. Francisco Kerdel and his associates work directly with new and existing patients to help give them a proper diagnosis and discuss effective treatment options for psoriasis and other skin conditions. The office is conveniently located at 475 Biltmore Way in Suite #207.

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