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.
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:
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 or fill out our web form to schedule an appointment today.