While there are many factors that can trigger a flare-up of psoriasis, the Los Angeles-based team at Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills knows that winter is one of the worst times for many people dealing with this chronic skin condition.
Cold, dry weather—which is par for the course for Southern California as the seasons change—is a common trigger. Winter is also a time when various viruses and other bugs make their way through families and communities, leading to harder-working immune systems. Fighting a cold or the flu can also contribute to psoriasis flare-ups.
At Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, the team is committed to helping psoriasis patients manage their condition as best as possible. There are certain treatments that can temporarily relieve the itchy, sometimes burning symptoms of this disease that causes skin cells to grow quickly and form visible, uncomfortable lesions.
It’s important to understand that every psoriasis sufferer is unique. Not only does the disease manifest in a range of ways, but each patient’s triggers can differ from others, which also means treatments will vary in their effectiveness from person to person.
With that in mind, the task of managing psoriasis can seem daunting, but it helps to have an experienced dermatologist to work with. Dr. Derek Jones and the rest of the Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills team work tirelessly with each person who seeks their help.
Just like winter, a psoriasis flare-up will eventually pass.
Schedule a consultation by calling 310-246-0495, or send a message online to contact the office.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.