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PlaquePsoriasisDr. Adelglass and Research Across America have been working in clinical trials and medical research for years – with clinics across the country – to help test and treat skin conditions such as psoraisis. Now Skintastic is able to provide a strong team-approach to preventing and treating skin disease.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin affecting men and women of all ages.

It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear on any location. Some people report that psoriasis is itchy, burns and stings. Psoriasis is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.

Do you suffer from psoriasis?

There are five types of psoriasis – including plaque psoriasis, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic. Of these five types – plaque psoriasis is the most common form of the disease effecting the scalp, knees, elbows and lower back.  But – psoriasis can show up in other areas as well.

Plaque psoriasis appears as red and raised patches, often with a white or silvery buildup of dead skin.  A common complaint with plaque psoriasis is that it itches – and often becomes very dry and begins to crack.

Other types of psoriasis have different symptoms and treatments – so it is  important that you receive your diagnosis from a board certified dermatologist such as Dr. Houshmand – and work together on a customized treatment plan.

If you develop a rash that doesn’t go away with an over-the-counter medication, you should contact our office for an appointment.