While we wait for a cure for psoriasis, all too many people with this condition feel stuck. You might feel like your flare-ups are unpredictable and uncontrollable, leaving you at the whims of your skin and immune system.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. At our offices throughout California and Nevada, our expert team at LUX Dermatology offers specialized psoriasis care to make it easier to live with this condition. Whichever type of psoriasis is affecting you, we can develop a personalized plan that helps you minimize your symptoms so you can enjoy an improved quality of life.
Psoriasis will impact your life, but it doesn’t have to shape each and every day. With the proper care and some lifestyle modifications, you can get a handle on your flare-ups and feel in control again.
For starters, you should know that stress can trigger worsening symptoms. Self-care and stress-relieving activities — like yoga or walks in nature — can help to minimize flare-ups. Beyond that, you can work to minimize your symptoms by:
As you monitor yourself physically, make sure to check in mentally, too. Psoriasis is linked to an increased likelihood of depression. If you notice yourself feeling a loss of interest in things you enjoyed before or a pervasive sadness, talk to a mental health professional.
It can also be helpful to encourage your friends and family to learn about psoriasis and ways they can help you. You shouldn’t have to figure out how to manage your condition alone. Support can go a long way, especially since stress can trigger a psoriasis flare-up for you.
These changes can help to ease the strain of living with psoriasis, but adding in a personalized medical treatment plan could be the biggest difference-maker.
Here at LUX Dermatology, we offer a broad range of treatments to help clear flare-ups and keep them at bay. We offer light therapy with the XTRAC® laser, for example, to send ultraviolet B (UVB) light into your psoriasis lesion. This can break up the immune cells that cause your symptoms.
In addition to light therapy, we might also recommend topical, oral, or injected medication. We tailor your treatment plan to your type of psoriasis and your unique skin.
Ultimately, we know that living with psoriasis isn’t always easy — and we want to help. To get started with a customized program to help keep your skin clear, call one of our offices in California or Nevada or schedule an appointment online today.