Do you or someone you love have psoriasis?

If so, you’ve probably had to deal with questions about whether psoriasis is contagious or not. It’s not surprising; after all, psoriasis’s red, patchy skin scales look as if they might be easily spread from person-to-person.

But when it comes down to it, is psoriasis actually contagious? And what treatment options are available if you have it?

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Psoriasis is Not Contagious!

Psoriasis may be a common skin condition, but it’s not because it’s communicable; in fact, psoriasis is not contagious.

Psoriasis may appear as though it’s caused by contact with an allergen, but the truth is that this skin condition is a type of autoimmune disease, where the body’s own immune system causes skin cells to grow far too quickly. This rapid growth results in the skin scales that are so common with psoriasis breakouts.

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Treatment Options for Psoriasis

While there’s no known cure for psoriasis, there are plenty of treatment options that can help you manage even the worst symptoms. At The Skin Care Center, we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of procedures for our psoriasis patients, including:

  • Narrow band light treatments, which can help treat current psoriasis breakouts as well as penetrate the dermal tissue to tackle future breakouts.
  • Oral tablets, which can help minimize the chances of a future breakout.
  • Eximer laser treatments, which can soothe psoriasis symptoms in smaller and more stubborn body areas.
  • Creams and serums, which can help you manage less severe psoriasis breakouts at home.

During your psoriasis consultation at The Skin Care Center, we’ll work with you to identify the best psoriasis treatment that fits your lifestyle.

I see Lisa at the Lake Forest office for psoriasis treatment. She has been instrumental in the improvement of my skin. She is very knowledgeable and gives clear cut explanation of what is happening. And – she’s very friendly!

EM, Happy Patient

Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about your treatment options for psoriasis? Schedule a consultation at The Skin Care Center by requesting an appointment or by calling our Chicago office at (773) 296-3636. We also have practices in Lake Forest, IL (847) 234-6121 and Glenview, IL (847) 901-0252.

The Skin Care Center serves the greater Chicago, IL metro area.