It is believed that the immune system plays a role in the development of psoriasis. The white blood “T” cells comprise the specific part of the immune system that triggers psoriasis. An overactive immune system attacks healthy skin cells, damaging them. This causes skin cells to rapidly re-populate. New skin cells are produced before the old ones can be shed, leading to “ostraceous” (a great word that means oyster shell like) build-up. Psoriasis not only affects a person’s appearance, but it can also affect his or her quality of life. People who suffer from psoriasis often suffer from low self-esteem, obesity, depression. To make matters worse, all the inflammation associated with psoriasis has been linked to other organ systems, like arthritis and recently heart disease.
Dr. Buka offers a variety of treatment options for people who suffer from psoriasis. We treat patients, not diseases. We’ll customize your treatment for psoriasis to match up with the symptoms you’re experiencing, both inside and out. The main goal of psoriasis treatment is remove the buildup of scales and slow down the regeneration of new skin cells. Dr. Buka will evaluate each person’s skin and give them the appropriate treatment.
Topical applications, prescription medications and light therapy are some of the treatments that are available for this condition.