Psoriasis in Nashville, TN
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What Is Psoriasis?
Dr. Austin Mitchell of Brentwood Skin Clinic helps individuals in and around Franklin, Brentwood, and Antioch, TN with the treatment and management of psoriasis. This is a chronic skin condition that is the result of skin cells growing too quickly. Psoriasis causes red, flaky, light-colored patches of skin that can become inflamed, itchy, scaly, and can even scab. Regular skin cells cycle and flake about every four weeks (once a month). Those suffering from psoriasis possess skin cells that build up quickly and form what are known as plaques. They can vary in size and location within the body, forming around the elbows, knees, hands, head, and lower back.
Though most cases of psoriasis are considered mild, it can be difficult to deal with and may require a number of therapies during an individual's lifetime. It is also important to note that psoriasis isn't contagious and can't be spread from person to person. When it's diagnosed, it is a matter of managing the symptoms so flare-ups can be decreased. For more information, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mitchell in Nashville, TN.
How Is Psoriasis Treated?
Although there is no cure for psoriasis, you'll find an assortment of treatment options available to treat the condition, depending on the severity and type of psoriasis you have. Mild cases can be cleared with prescription creams, ointments, and lotions. When your head is affected, oils, shampoos, and sprays may be used. Systemic drugs are prescription drugs that are taken orally or by injection and work through the entire body. They are usually used on individuals with moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. In addition, advancements in laser therapy have provided tremendous advances for many psoriasis cases. Employing phototherapy to expose a patient's skin to a specialized, ultraviolet light helps minimize symptoms.
Brentwood Skin Clinic Reviews
I would be forever grateful to Dr. Mitchell for alleviating my years-long Psoriasis, especially when I wasn't really expecting any better after lengthy disappointing experience with previous doctor who was in fact from well-known reputed hospital. The earlier doctor had me going for almost daily visits for different kinds of treatments which yielded no results and at the same time costing me money. Topical was prescribed to temporarily relieve me of the pain. Looks like none of those were really necessary, given that Dr. Mitchell's treatment had me completely recovered in just a couple of months. What I most appreciate is his focus on eliminating the disease within least number of visits and minimum prescription. He even encouraged to reduce the dosage as I started feeling better. I know and he made it clear that psoriasis is not completely curable but I have it under control with just over the counter moisturizers and without having to intake prescription medicines.
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Psoriasis can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, which can make it hard to carry out simple tasks in your daily life. If this is the case in your situation, we invite you to call Brentwood Skin Clinic at your earliest convenience. At a consultation with dermatologist Dr. Austin Mitchell, your condition can be evaluated and a treatment plan can be created and customized to help make your symptoms tolerable and your quality of life even better. For more information, contact our Nashville, TN office today.