Psoriasis in Providence, UT

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What is Psoriasis?

Dr. Travis James of Providence Dermatology in Providence, UT assists men and women with the treatment and continuing management of psoriasis. This persistent skin condition occurs when your skin cells grow too quickly. Psoriasis causes flaky, red, light-colored patches of skin that may be inflamed, itchy, scaly, and can scab. Normal skin cells cycle and slough off about every four weeks (once a month). For those with psoriasis, cells turnover about every 5 days but are slower to slough off leading to the scaling and plaques seen in psoriasis. They can range in diameter and location on your body, forming on the elbows, knees, hands, head, and lower back.

There are many different forms of psoriasis. One kind called plaque psoriasis is the most commonly experienced. While most cases of psoriasis are believed to be moderate, a few are difficult to cure and may require several therapies throughout a patient's life. It's also important to note that psoriasis isn't contagious and can't be spread from person to person. Once diagnosed, it is merely a matter of managing the symptoms so that flare-ups can be decreased.

What are the Treatment Options for Psoriasis?

Although there's no cure for psoriasis, you'll find an assortment of treatments available to manage the condition based on the severity and variety of psoriasis you are experiencing. Mild cases can be treated with prescription lotions, creams, and ointments. If your head is affected, shampoos, sprays, and oils may be used. Systemic medications are prescription medications that are taken orally or injected and work throughout the body. They are typically used for patients with moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. James has received extensive training and is very comfortable in the use and monitoring of these medications and speaks at a national level regarding these medications.

I have been to the majority of the dermatologists in the valley and many of the PAs. Dr James is the first doctor to actually change my quality of life with his expertise and care.

L.S. Google

Really welcoming and amazing treatments provided!!

M.D. Google

5 stars is literally not enough! I can not express my gratitude to Dr. Travis James and his staff! I have been seeing Dr. James, since June of 2023. He has always provided me and my family with the highest level of care and dedication. I have always felt seen and heard about my concerns and questions. He always takes the time to talk me through all of the available options and costs to help meet my needs. He is dedicated to finding solutions and helping me heal. His office staff are very compassionate and caring. They make us feel like family! His staff is flexible with scheduling and so kind if you ever need to change an appointment. His office is convenient and comfortable, while professional and equipped with a variety of treatments. Dr James is a hidden gem on the south end of the valley. BEST DR. EVER!

J.B. Google

Dr. Travis James is the most kind, caring, passionate, dedicated, and helpful doctor I have ever been too. He genuinely cares about the people and loves what he does. He has worked tirelessly to help me and my mom with our rosacea. Dr. Travis James is incredibly knowledgeable and always provides options to help meet our needs. His staff is incredible and so kind. I look forward to going to their office for my appointments because of the great atmosphere and dedication to helping us heal and be better. :)

M.B. Google

I strongly recommend Providence Dermatology for any skincare needs. The office staff is very competent and always friendly. Doctor James is an awesome guy and an even better doctor. My family and I have gone here for a few years now, and they just keep getting better!. Keep up the great work!

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We Can Help Manage Your Psoriasis

Psoriasis may be embarrassing and uncomfortable, making it hard for you to complete simple tasks in your daily life. If that is the case, we encourage you to call Providence Dermatology whenever you get a chance. At a consultation with Dr. James, your condition can be assessed and a treatment plan personalized to make your symptoms tolerable and your quality of life even better.

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