How is Psoriasis Treated?

  • Systemic therapies — Oral medications are often prescribed. These require regular monitoring through blood work and sometimes, a liver biopsy. Since the drugs used cause severe birth defects, they aren’t prescribed to pregnant women.
  • Cyclosporine — Slows the growth of skin cells by directly suppressing the immune system, but it’s limited to nine to 12 months of treatment. Regular monitoring when using cyclosporine is required.
  • Biological injectable — Some biologicals can be self-administered, while others must be given by a physician or medical staff.
  • UVB Light Therapy

Psoriasis is an irritating condition that cannot be cured, so some form of treatment is highly recommended for improved quality of life.  If you are seeking treatment for your psoriasis, then please give our dermatologists in Denver a call today! Our exceptional skin experts, like Dr. Shayla Francis, is highly qualified in dermatology and will ensure that your needs and concerns are met and heard. For more information, or to set up an appointment, contact us today.