Psoriasis in San Diego, CA
Psoriasis is a frustrating and uncomfortable skin condition many of our patients suffer from. With the help of dermatologist, Dr. Faryal Siddiqui, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is proud to offer treatments for psoriasis to men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is more than just a skin condition. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes a rapid build-up and skin cells to accumulate in the body. Not only does this build-up cause inflammation and redness, but it also causes thick, scaly patches of skin to form on the affected areas. While psoriasis usually affects the knees and elbows, it can also affect the neck, scalp, hands, feet, and face.
What Causes Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes skin cells to over-generate within the body. The white blood cells in our bodies that typically fight infected cells are confused by this accumulation of skin cells and begin to attack them instead. This causes inflammation and discomfort in addition to the build-up of thickened, scaly skin. Psoriasis is mostly inherited by patients who have a family history of the condition. That being said, studies have shown a correlation between psoriasis and anxiety, depression, IBS, heart disease, and type II diabetes.
How Do I Know if I Have Psoriasis?
We typically encourage patients to be aware of the following symptoms related to psoriasis:
- Raised and inflamed patches of skin
- White or silver “scales”
- Dry skin that cracks easily
- Itching or burning around patches of inflamed skin
- Painful and swollen joints
If you believe you have psoriasis, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Siddiqui and the expert medical team at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic. We’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan based on your diagnosis to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.
How is Psoriasis Treated?
Because everyone’s body is different, each psoriasis treatment will be tailored to the patient. Treatment for your psoriasis may include medications or light therapy treatments. During your private consultation, Dr. Siddiqui will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you treat your psoriasis and achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.
How Much Do Psoriasis Treatments Cost?
The cost of your psoriasis treatments will vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic accepts coverage from most insurance plans. To get a more accurate estimate of your treatment cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.
Treat your psoriasis to feel comfortable in your skin again. To learn more about psoriasis treatments for men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California, contact us at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today to schedule a consultation.