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.

Dr. James, and Mandy are absolutely fantastic. They jumped through a ton of hoops to help me get dupixent. which is a long process especially with my insurance company being difficult. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone with any dermatology issues. They really care about helping their patients.

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Dr. James and his staff are caribg, responsive, and honest. I really appreciate Dr James presenting me with options to reduce a scar without being pushy.

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Dr. James is awesome, he was able to get taken care of extremely quickly. I’ve been in for laser removal and stitches. The office is very comfortable and the staff is kind and helpful. Definitely recommend!

R.J. Google

The whole experience was great. Scheduling, arriving, being seen, all of it. Felt cared for by Dr. James. Even though it was a quick visit, he took his time to take care of me. Will be back if I need something done. Definitely recommend!

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Love coming here.

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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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