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Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It causes skin cells to multiply rapidly, forming thick, scaly patches on the skin. These patches can be itchy, painful, and sometimes leave scars. At Certified Dermatology, we understand the frustration and concern surrounding psoriasis and its potential to cause scarring. One of our most common questions is, "Will psoriasis scars go away?"

Understanding Psoriasis and Scarring

First, it’s important to distinguish between active psoriasis lesions and the scars they may leave behind. Psoriasis lesions themselves can be treated and managed with various medications and therapies. However, the scars left behind can be a different story. Scars from psoriasis occur due to the damage caused by repeated scratching, the healing process, and inflammation.

Treatment Options at Certified Dermatology

At Certified Dermatology, we offer several treatment options that can help reduce the appearance of psoriasis scars and promote healthier skin. Here are some common approaches:

Topical Treatments: These include creams and ointments that can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing. Ingredients like retinoids, corticosteroids, and vitamin D analogs can be particularly effective.

Laser Therapy: Laser treatments can help to smooth out scar tissue and improve skin texture. This method is particularly effective for reducing the appearance of raised scars.

Microneedling: This procedure involves tiny needles that create micro-injuries in the skin, promoting collagen and elastin production. This can help improve the texture and appearance of scars. It is not recommended for active psoriasis flare-ups, only for scar treatment.

Chemical Peels: Chemical peels can help remove the top layer of skin, revealing fresher, healthier skin underneath. This can improve the appearance of discoloration and minor scarring. However, they are not recommended for active psoriasis flare-ups; they are only a treatment for scars.

Long-term Management and Prevention

While treatments are available to reduce the appearance of psoriasis scars, preventing new scars is equally important. Here are some tips to help manage your psoriasis and reduce the risk of scarring:

  • Moisturize Regularly: Keeping your skin well-hydrated can prevent dryness and reduce the urge to scratch.
  • Follow Your Treatment Plan: To keep your psoriasis under control, stick to the treatment plan prescribed by your dermatologist at Certified Dermatology.
  • Avoid Scratching: Scratching can cause further damage to your skin and increase the risk of scarring.
  • Stay Informed: Visit Certified Dermatology regularly to monitor your condition and adjust your treatment plan as needed.

Psoriasis Scar Treatment At Certified Dermatology

Psoriasis can take many different forms, and we rely on the extensive expertise that our practitioners bring to the practice to ensure that our patients receive the level of care they deserve. Psoriasis scars can be frustrating, but their appearance can be significantly reduced with the proper treatment and care. At Certified Dermatology, we are committed to helping our patients manage their psoriasis and improve their skin health. If you are struggling with psoriasis scars, schedule an appointment with our dermatologists today to explore your treatment options at one of our locations.

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