Psoriasis Treatments

at The Dermatology and Laser Center of San Antonio

Psoriasis is a skin condition affecting 2% of the population,  in which skin cells grow and multiply at a hyperactive rate. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, many effective treatments are available.  So, at the Dermatology and Laser Center of San Antonio, in selecting an appropriate treatment method, our dermatologists consider the location and severity of involvement along with the patient’s medical history.

Treatment options available at the Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio include:

  • Topical Creams and Ointments
  • Oral Medications

  • Narrowband UVB Phototherapy

  • Biologic Agents

Biologic agents for psoriasis treatment

The newest therapeutic class of  drugs for psoriasis are the biologic agents. Biologic agents are administered by injection, and treat psoriasis by reducing inflammation in the skin and elsewhere in the body.  These medicines are intended to treat patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, patients with psoriatic arthritis, or patients who have failed to respond to other forms of treatment.

Selection of a specific agent is based on the patient’s medical history, the presence or absence of psoriatic arthritis, and other factors.

Biologic agents which we prescribe include:

  • Humira
  • Enbrel

  • Stelara

More resources for patients are available at the National Psoriasis Foundation.  The site has outstanding resources for patients and their caregivers regarding psoriasis and its treatment.

Finally, to learn more about your options call our office at 210.614.3355  to schedule an appointment today.