Taking skin for granted is something we all do. Rarely do we think of our skin as a complex organism that provides an exterior shell of protection to us. Psoriasis is a common and chronic disease that affects your epidermis, which is constantly shedding to replace skin cells. Psoriasis occurs when this process is out of balance. Skin cells build up because they grow too fast in psoriasis. That’s what makes the thick, scaly lesions on the skin.
It often runs in families, but psoriasis can also be triggered by certain environmental factors like weather, stress, infections and allergies.
Kristin Walker M.D. can give you treatment options to help control your psoriasis and relieve its symptoms. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. With an experienced dermatologist working in your corner, there is no skin condition that we can’t handle together.