Psoriasis treatments are transforming lives
It’s a confusing time to be a psoriasis patient. If you watch TV, you are seeing a record number of advertisements about various psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis treatments. Meanwhile, worldwide media phenomenon Kim Kardashian is posting on Instagram about weird potions she is drinking, and applying to her face, to try to control her psoriasis; while on her TV show, she sought treatment advice from a quack who has made a mint pretending to “commune” with “spirits” to heal incurable diseases. Not be outdone, internet message boards, YouTube videos, and the media are overflowing with stories about the latest fad ingredient that will most definitely, certainly, “CURE” your psoriasis. Spoiler alert: it won’t.
What can get lost in this clamor is the most exciting psoriasis news in decades – and perhaps ever. For the first time, clear skin is within reach for many people living with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, and stopping disease progression is within reach for most people with active psoriatic arthritis.
This is phenomenal and should give every person with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis hope, and inspire them to see a dermatologist (a doctor who specializes in treating diseases related to the skin), or a rheumatologist (a doctor who specializes in joint disease), and investigate all the promising treatment options.
This progress has been driven by scientific and medical advances that have greatly expanded our understanding of the immune system’s role in psoriatic disease. This, in turn, has led to targeted therapies that have improved both safety and effectiveness over treatments available a generation ago. Today, for many people with psoriasis, 90% or more improvement of their skin symptoms is within reach; and some are achieving completely clear skin that can be maintained safely for years.
This. Is. Monumental.
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