Psoriasis is a noncontagious disorder which affects the skin and joints. It commonly causes red, scaly, itchy elevated spots to appear on the skin. These scaly areas are known as plaques. The disorder is chronic and recurring with multiple types of manifestations. It can involve multiple body parts including scalp, nails, joints etc.. The etiology of this disease is thought to be genetic with certain precipitating factors also involved. It is aggravated by conditions such as excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and stress among other things. Psoriasis can be as difficult to diagnose and treat as it is to live with. However, you don’t have to face it alone. Dr. Farber and staff are experts in the treatment of Psoriasis and have multiple treatment options including an infusion plan which may be right for you. Don’t suffer in silence anymore, contact the Center For Dermatology today for an appointment today.