Psoriasis is a common autoimmune condition of the skin and joints. Hallmark is red scaly plaques on the elbows and knees, but it can appear anywhere on the body and can often be misdiagnosed and improperly treated. It is crucial to see a Board Certified Dermatologist for proper assessment of the skin and joints in order to prevent skin discoloration, and possible joint deformity. There are numerous treatments available for psoriasis including prescription oral, topical, or injectable biologic medications. Dr. Mays will determine the best treatment based on your psoriasis type, severity, distribution, other medications, and overall skin health. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can save the patient from irritating symptoms, discoloration , and possible joint scarring.