Psoriasis in West Palmdale, CA

At Sandhu Dermatology & Med Spa, we assist men and women in West Palmdale, Ridgecrest, and Tehachapi, CA with the treatment and continuing management of psoriasis. Psoriasis is a persistent skin condition that occurs when skin cells grow too rapidly. Psoriasis causes flaky, red, light-colored patches of skin, which may become inflamed, itchy, scaly, and can even scab. Regular skin cells turn over and flake about once a month or every four weeks. Individuals with psoriasis possess skin cells that build up quickly and form plaques. They can vary in diameter and position within your system, forming on the elbows, hands, knees, head, and lower spine.

There are many different forms of psoriasis. One kind, plaque psoriasis, is the most commonly experienced. While most cases of psoriasis are believed to be mild, many are challenging to deal with and can require several therapies during an individual's life. It is essential to note that psoriasis isn't contagious and can not be spread from person to person. Once diagnosed, it's a matter of addressing the symptoms to decrease flare-ups.

Though there is no cure for psoriasis, you'll find various treatment options available to manage the condition, depending on the severity and type of psoriasis you are experiencing. Mild cases may be treated with prescription lotions, creams, and ointments. When your head is affected, oils, shampoos, and sprays may be used. Systemic medications are prescription drugs that are taken by mouth or injected and work throughout the body. They are commonly used for individuals with moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. In addition, laser therapy advancements have greatly improved many psoriasis cases. Using phototherapy to expose an individual's skin to a specialized ultraviolet light helps reduce symptoms.

Plaques can arise in the same location on either side of your body, like on both knees and/or both elbows. Your scalp may experience anything from minor scaling to regions of thick, crusted plaques. Small areas of skin irritation can happen when scales are pulled up or scraped off. This is called Auspitz's sign. Widely recognized symptoms associated with psoriasis are:

  • Raised, bright, reddish patches of skin
  • Itching
  • Painful patches that can crack and bleed
  • Scaly plaques on the scalp and skin
  • Small areas of bleeding if the affected skin has been scratched

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I am so upset right now, I was a new client going in for my very first visit for Botox , my appointment was at 4pm and they literally just called me at 3:05pm to tell me she is rescheduling my appointment to Tuesday, not even giving me the option or explaining why. This appointment was reserved one month ago. That is very unprofessional and they definitely lost a new client. The girl in the front needs training she comes off as very rude and is always calling out. They should’ve given me a heads up at least one to two days before but one hour before the procedure is very inconsiderate and unprofessional. ***UPDATE*** The Office Manager Eloísa called me to apologize for the bad experience I encountered. She made me feel comfortable and secure enough to give them a chance to do the services I wanted. I went in on 4/12 and had a great experience with Eloisa, Michelle and Lora. Overall I do recommend Sandhu Dermatology, thank you ladies for the great experience.

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My mother was a new patient here a week ago. The reception lady with the glasses was a bit rude but the back office was so sweet the medical assistant was so nice and genuine I forgot her name but she's young with green eyes you can't miss her and dr harika was amazing definitely would recommend I will like to say thank you to them.

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My skin is absolutely flawless! Thanks to the Sandhu doctors; they are not only good at what they do, but their customer service is exceptional. I love going back each time!

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Psoriasis can be painful and embarrassing, making it difficult for you to complete simple activities in your daily life. If this is true for you, we encourage you to call us as soon as possible. When you come for your appointment at Sandhu Dermatology & Med Spa in West Palmdale, Ridgecrest, or Tehachapi, CA, your condition will be assessed, and a custom treatment plan will be created to help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

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