Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center offers psoriasis diagnostic and treatment services to the residents of Pasadena, CA. We also service Los Angeles, CA. Psoriasis is an immune system disorder that signals the body to create too many skin cells. As a result, skin grows in a matter of days instead of weeks. Because the body cannot shed the skin cells as fast as they grow, they build up, creating patches of psoriasis.
What can I expect during my consultation appointment at Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center?
Many people in Pasadena and Los Angeles, CA rely on the high quality care of Dr. Rigor and the staff of Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Rigor asks you questions about your family history and current health status. He examines your skin, nails and scalp for signs of psoriasis. Dr. Rigor may take a small sample of your skin and view it under a microscope.
How can treatment by Dr. Rigor help me with my psoriasis?
Dr. Rigor begins by diagnosing the type of psoriasis that is affecting you, and you may have more than one type of psoriasis. Based on his findings, Dr. Rigor works with you to develop an individual treatment plan. While there is no cure for psoriasis, treatment options can help control the condition and keep you more comfortable.
What types of treatments for psoriasis are available through Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center?
Dr. Rigor recommends several psoriasis treatments to his patients. Your treatment plan is based on the type of psoriasis you have, the severity of the condition, the location of the psoriasis and your age and medical history. Dr. Rigor also takes into consideration the effect that your psoriasis has on your quality of life. Treatment options may include topical applications, phototherapy or medications.