Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease caused when the body’s immune system goes awry. It is partially related to genetics and partially related to external factors or “triggers”. Psoriasis triggers are not universal. What may cause one person’s psoriasis to become active, may not affect another. Established psoriasis triggers include: stress, skin injury, some medications, strep infections and perhaps allergies, diet or weather.Dr. Green performs a variety of very effective psoriasis skin care treatments for patients in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland regions.
Is psoriasis contagious?
Psoriasis is not contagious.
Dr. Green has extensive training and performs a variety of psoriasis treatments including topical medications, phototherapeutic measures, traditional systemic anti-psoriatic medications, and the new generation of biologic agents to treat psoriasis.Dr. Green will carefully evaluate your condition and design a custom psoriasis treatment program that is just right for you. Many of our patients are clear in less than 30 days of their first visit.