Psoriasis is a chronic condition. It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks. The body does not shed these excess skin cells. The skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin, causing patches of dried, flaky skin to appear.
It is not contagious and there are many effective treatment options today. Still, many suffer far too long, even avoiding social situations due to the appearance of their skin. Today’s topical treatments are far more tolerable than in the past and there are several state-of-the-art, non-invasive treatments offered by Anne Arundel Dermatology.