Psoriasis is a chronic condition that causes the skin to form irritated, scaly patches that can affect your appearance and cause discomfort. While this disease was once considered a skin disease, dermatologists and doctors now know that psoriasis is the visible manifestation of an underlying immune system disorder. At Arlington Dermatology, our goal is to further the study of conditions such as psoriasis to better understand its causes and develop improved psoriasis treatment options for patients living with this condition.
What Are Clinical Studies?
Clinical studies and research are focused on the determination of the efficacy and safety of potential healthcare treatments or the use of pre-existing treatments in new ways. These studies are only performed after potential treatments have undergone other types of testing to ensure they are appropriate for use in patients. Clinical studies are essentially the last step in a methodical process required to approve treatments for widespread use.
How Can Clinical Studies Help with Psoriasis?
Today, dermatologists understand that psoriasis is not a skin condition, but an autoimmune disorder that manifests visible symptoms on the skin. Thus, to develop better psoriasis treatment, the underlying cause of scales and plaques must be addressed. The clinical studies taking place at Arlington Dermatology now focus on treating the areas of the immune system responsible for causing psoriasis. This creates the potential to deliver faster, more effective, and longer-lasting treatment to those who suffer from this condition. Rather than maintaining a stringent daily routine of medication and specialized skin care, these clinical trials could allow patients to enjoy psoriasis-free skin with just a few periodic injections each year.
If you’d like to learn more about psoriasis treatment or the clinical studies currently taking place at Arlington Dermatology, please give us a call at 847-392-5440. Through these clinical studies, your dermatologist in Arlington Heights can provide better treatment for psoriasis, actinic keratosis, dermatitis, eczema, and rosacea, so you can enjoy improved self-confidence and quality of life. For a full list of our clinical and cosmetic dermatology services, we invite you to visit our website.