Psoriasis

psoriasis

Condition Information

Psoriasis is skin condition consisting of scaly, inflamed patches of skin usually on the elbows, knees and scalp. It may also be on other areas and may be associated with arthritis of the knees, hands and back (psoriatic arthritis). Although the exact cause of psoriasis is unclear, imbalance of the immune system appears to play a role. There can be a genetic component in psoriasis. It is not infectious.

Treatment Information

Topical treatments include prescription cortisone creams, tar creams, and topical medications derived from vitamins D and A.  Patients can come for light therapy in our offices. Narrow band-UVB is available in all of our offices. In addition, our Oceanside office offers narrow band-UVB hand and foot targeted treatment. Internal medications include immunosuppressive agents, vitamin A related medication, and immuno-biologic agents.

For additional information and support, go to the National Psoriasis Foundation webpage.

Contact Us

We take pride in offering the same high level of care at each of our three state-of-the-art medical offices. Call us at (760) 758-5340.

Oceanside Office

Address

3613 Vista Way,
Oceanside, CA 92056

Encinitas Office

Address

1200 Garden View Rd.,
Suite 108,
Encinitas, CA 92024

Carmel Valley Office

Address

11943 El Camino Real,
Suite 220,
San Diego, CA 92130

Monday  

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday  

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday  

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday  

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday  

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday  

Closed

Sunday  

Closed