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Psoriasis

Psoriasis Treatment Englewood & Denver, COPsoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that can affect the skin and joints. Skin manifestations include thickened plaques that often have an overlying silver scale and are itchy. Psoriasis is characterized by systemic inflammation and up to 20 to 30 percent of people affected have or will develop arthritis. Additionally, patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome and heart disease. The treatment of psoriasis is guided by the extent of skin involvement and the presence of joint involvement and may include:

  • Topical steroids (clobetasol, betamethasone)
  • Vitamin D topical creams: Dovonex® (calcipotriene)
  • Combination topicals: Taclonex® (calcipotriene/betamethasone)
  • Oral immunomodulation treatments: methotrexate, cyclosporine
  • Biologic treatments: Humira® (adalimumab), Enbrel® (etanercept), Stelara® (ustekinumab), Otezla® (apremilast)
  • Oral or topical retinoids: Soriatane® (acitretin), Tazorac® (tazarotene)
  • Phototherapy

Request your personal Psoriasis consultation with us by calling 303.683.3235 or completing our online contact form today. Colorado Skin & Vein serves Englewood and the greater Denver, CO area.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis Treatment Englewood & Denver, CO

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that can affect the skin and joints. Skin manifestations include thickened plaques that often have an overlying silver scale and are itchy. Psoriasis is characterized by systemic inflammation and up to 20 to 30 percent of people affected have or will develop arthritis. Additionally, patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome and heart disease. The treatment of psoriasis is guided by the extent of skin involvement and the presence of joint involvement and may include:

  • Topical steroids (clobetasol, betamethasone)
  • Vitamin D topical creams: Dovonex® (calcipotriene)
  • Combination topicals: Taclonex® (calcipotriene/betamethasone)
  • Oral immunomodulation treatments: methotrexate, cyclosporine
  • Biologic treatments: Humira® (adalimumab), Enbrel® (etanercept), Stelara® (ustekinumab), Otezla® (apremilast)
  • Oral or topical retinoids: Soriatane® (acitretin), Tazorac® (tazarotene)
  • Phototherapy

Request your personal Psoriasis consultation with us by calling 303.683.3235 or completing our online contact form today. Colorado Skin & Vein serves Englewood and the greater Denver, CO area.

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