West Houston Dermatology

Welcome to WHDERM - West Houston Dermatology



Psoriasis is a chronic disease that develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that promote rapid skin cell growth. As such, new skin cells quickly form in days, rather than weeks. When the body can’t shed the excess skin cells fast enough, new skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin, causing patches of psoriasis to appear.

Unfortunately, psoriasis cannot be cured, as it’s inherited genetically. However, together through alignment with a dermatologist at our center, we can help you create a treatment plan that works best for your skin. By taking an active role, you can reduce the effects that psoriasis has on your quality of life.

If you have psoriasis, you will have one or more of these types:

  • Plaque
  • Guttate
  • Inverse
  • Pustular
  • Erythrodermic

To diagnose your psoriasis type, our dermatologist will:

  • Examine your skin, nails, and scalp for signs of psoriasis
  • Ask whether family members have psoriasis
  • Learn about what has been happening in your life. Knowing whether a patient has been under a lot of stress, had a recent illness, or just started taking medicine helps our experts determine the root of the problem.

Treatment reduces signs and symptoms of psoriasis, alleviating uncomfort and often clearing skin completely. Thanks to ongoing research, there are many treatments for psoriasis. One of the newest technologies, XTRAC, is highly recommended to treat mild, moderate, or severe psoriasis. Though, It is important to work with a dermatologist to find treatment that works best for you, your skin and your lifestyle.