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About Psoriasis

Around 125 million people worldwide have psoriasis. This skin disease can cause patchy growths on your skin along with serious nail damage. There’s currently not a cure for psoriasis, but there is hope. Thomas Dermatology, with two locations in Las Vegas and one in Henderson, Nevada, as well as offices in Bullhead City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, offers personalized psoriasis management plans to control flare-ups and improve your quality of life. Call the nearest location or use the online scheduling feature.

This was my first visit at Thomas Dermatology and I’m so grateful with the genuine kindness by the staff! I was quite nervous for my appointment but was given some words of encouragement and calmed down quickly! I’m so grateful for them!
Kathryn D.
Dr. Hand was kind, compassionate and honest. I am thrilled and grateful that after one month of having the procedure the deep incision on my cheek is healing beyond my expectations.
Dawn W.
Vanessa Benes is the best! Caring, listens, down to earth, just all around great person & PA. I’m usually in and out within 30 minutes yet never feel rushed. Office is very organized and timely. I see Vanessa and so do my kids absolutely recommend.
Leray A.
Susie Smith has treated me for 10 years. I cannot express enough what excellent care she gives. Very thorough yearly skin checks. She has put my eczema in remission. Cleared up my acne and keeps my face and skin beautiful.
Annie T.
I always have great results with Christine Crovetti. Christine is a perfectionist. She takes her time and is very informative to what you request. I highly recommend her services.
Lorry M.
I got there right on time for my appointment and was called back immediately. Everyone from the nurse to the doctor was exceptional! Very patient, informative, and friendly!
Danny S.
Dr. Lieberman is personable, caring and very thorough. He’s been my dermatologist for over 10 years and he always takes time to discuss issues with me and answer any questions I might have. I never feel rushed and always believe I get the best medical care from him.
Patricia C.
Jordan Spoon was very professional and related really well to my 11 year old who was very nervous to be there. I would highly recommend her.
Marv H.
This is the third dermatology practice I have visited and the first one that treated me with professionalism and skill. I would definitely recommend this practice.
Joanne B.
Reylina was warm yet knowledgeable and professional, and delightful to visit with during my facial. I didn’t feel like she was trying to sell me on any products or services that wouldn’t benefit me and my specific skin type. Would 100% recommend!
Jennie T.
We love Dr. Michaels and Thomas Dermatology. They have been taking care of us for over 25 years, they have helped our whole family.
Annie B.
I took my 7 year old granddaughter to Thomas Dermatology and everyone there was very helpful, professional. Kylee was very patient with my granddaughter. Highly recommend!
Jeanette M.
Great experience as a first time patient. The check in was easy and the receptionist was very professional and friendly. Dr. Corbett was very friendly and easy to talk to about my concerns. She has a great disposition and is a good listener.
Andrew H.
I have been going to Thomas Dermatology for many years, starting at Post Road and now at the Centennial office. I have always been treated with kindness and with utmost professionalism.
Linda O.
It was amazing experience. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. I was taking back on time with no extra wait time. Terry Davis is amazing and very good at what he does. I was in out from the moment I walked in to back in car within 30 minutes.
Dan K.

Psoriasis Q & A

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin condition in which an overactive immune system triggers too-rapid skin cell production. That leads to skin buildup and lesions. Psoriasis isn't contagious in any way, but it may sometimes resemble other skin lesions that are contagious. 

Psoriasis is usually cyclical, so it's common to have flare-ups that last for anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months, followed by a reprieve or remission. 

What are the symptoms of psoriasis?

Psoriasis can manifest in many ways, and your symptoms differ with the type. The main forms include:

Plaque psoriasis

Plaque psoriasis, which affects about 90% of all people with psoriasis, causes thick, scaly rashes called plaques. These plaques commonly grow on the scalp, knees, elbows, and torso, but they can grow anywhere. Most people with plaque psoriasis also experience nail symptoms like crumbling, deep nail grooves, and nail bed separation. 

Guttate psoriasis

Guttate psoriasis symptoms include small drop-like growths with a scaly topping, usually in the torso.  

Inverse psoriasis

Inverse psoriasis appears as smooth and shiny areas of red skin. It often occurs in folds, like under the breasts. 

Pustular psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis causes pus-filled bumps on your skin. It often appears on the extremities (hands and feet) but can grow elsewhere as well. 

Erythrodermic psoriasis

Erythrodermic psoriasis is a rare type of psoriasis that causes a widespread red rash that triggers skin shedding in layers. 

You can have two or more types of psoriasis at one time. 

What causes psoriasis? 

Ordinarily, skin renews itself once a month, shedding old skin as the new skin cells grow. But, when you have psoriasis, that skin renewal happens in a fraction of that time — often, just three or four days. That's just not enough time to shed the surface skin cells, which is why the lesions appear. 

The reason for your immune system malfunction isn't certain, but current research suggests that genetics and environment may both contribute. 

How is psoriasis treated?

Although there's no psoriasis cure, the Thomas Dermatology team offers customized solutions that can greatly reduce psoriasis symptoms while preventing flare-ups. The specific treatment approach depends on the type of psoriasis and your needs. 

Topical treatments like creams and ointments can be quite effective, as can systemic approaches like oral medications and injections. 

Lifestyle changes, including avoiding known triggers and nutritional support to encourage good skin health, are also very helpful as a part of a complete psoriasis care plan. 

For psoriasis help, call Thomas Dermatology or click the online booking link.