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Psoriasis is a chronic condition that cannot be cured but can be managed effectively with the right treatment plan. Our team of dermatologists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that may include topical medications, light therapy, and oral medications to help reduce inflammation and improve the appearance of your skin. If you have scaly rashes on your skin indicative of psoriasis, please book a consultation to initiate your treatment.

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What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a common skin condition characterized by red, itchy, and scaly patches on the skin. It is caused by an overactive immune system that leads to the rapid build-up of skin cells. It can be a chronic condition and can vary in severity from small, barely visible patches to large patches that cover vast areas of the body. The rashes often flake off and itch, causing considerable pain and discomfort. Psoriasis can be treated and managed but not cured. To learn more about the options for psoriasis treatment in Leander, please contact our office for an appointment.

Symptoms of Psoriasis:

  • Red, scaly patches on the skin
  • Itchy or burning sensation in affected areas
  • Thickened, ridged nails
  • Swollen and painful joints (in some cases)
  • Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
  • Silver-white scales on top of red patches (plaques)
  • Discomfort when skin rubs together (in areas such as the armpits, groin, or under the breasts)
  • Discoloration or pitting of the nails.

Causes of Psoriasis

The exact cause of psoriasis is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to an immune system problem. The immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells, leading to the overproduction of skin cells and inflammation. Factors such as stress, certain medications, injury to the skin, and infections may also trigger or worsen psoriasis. Understanding your triggers can help with the effective management of your symptoms.

Psoriasis Treatment Options

Psoriasis is a chronic condition that cannot be cured but can be managed effectively with the right treatment plan. Dr. Gavino carefully examines your skin, discusses your symptoms, reviews your medical history, and asks questions about your lifestyle to identify the possible risk factors and triggers. After a thorough evaluation, he curates personalized psoriasis treatment in Leander to manage your symptoms and prevent future flare-ups.

Oral Medications

Oral medications, such as methotrexate and acitretin, may be prescribed to help reduce inflammation and slow the growth of skin cells. These medications can be effective but also have certain side effects, so the treatment must be monitored closely.

Topical Treatments

Topical treatments, such as creams, ointments, and gels, can be applied directly to the affected areas of the skin. They can reduce inflammation, slow the growth of skin cells, and control the flakiness and peeling of your skin.


Phototherapy, also known as UVB light therapy, can reduce inflammation and improve the appearance of the skin. It involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet light in a controlled setting to alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis and reduce future breakouts.

Biologic Therapy

Biologic therapy is a newer treatment option that uses components derived from your body, such as platelet-rich plasma and exosomes. The PRP serum and exosomes contain growth factors stimulating natural healing to reduce symptoms.

Schedule an Appointment

Gavino Dermatology is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive dermatology practice in Liberty Hill. Led by Dr. Gavino, a quadruple board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, we curate personalized treatment plans to address your specific skin conditions and goals. Instead of offering a cookie-cutter treatment, Dr. Gavino understands your specific symptoms and tackles psoriasis from multiple angles to improve your overall skin health. Please schedule a consultation to explore your options for psoriasis treatment in Leander.

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