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Psoriasis Treatments From Chicago’s Leading Dermatologists

Everyone suffers through periods of dry skin. Temperature extremes, bathing habits, and even certain medications can cause temporary bouts of dryness. But for those with psoriasis, the discomfort is far from seasonal. Flaking, itching, and bleeding are par for the course, making it hard to enjoy or maximize our daily lives. But painful plaques and stinging rashes don’t have to be your status quo. You can take back your skin for better sleep, better concentration, and better living.

At Skin MD, LLC, in Chicago, IL, we’re leading the charge with the latest, most effective treatments for psoriasis. By combining traditional anti-psoriatic drugs with the latest light therapies and leading-edge biologics, we’re giving Chicagoans a way forward without the worst symptoms of this chronic skin condition. Break free from scaling and scratching by embracing the latest treatment options for your skin. Schedule your appointment today, and let’s find a more comfortable way to live.

Put Psoriasis in Your Rear-View Mirror. Call Today!

If you’ve tried topical creams and over-the-counter medication before without effect, it’s time to take your psoriasis treatment to the next level. Let us put a custom plan together for you.

Psoriasis Symptoms & Types

Psoriasis presents in numerous ways, each of them uncomfortable or downright painful. Plaques caused by psoriasis often appear between the ages of 15 and 25, but the condition can develop at any age, including in young children.

With early treatment, the doctors at SkinMD can help patients get relief from their psoriasis symptoms and keep the condition in remission longer. If you notice any of the following symptoms, contact our office today or find a location in a Chicago community near you.

Common Psoriasis Symptoms:

  • Plaque Psoriasis: The most common form of psoriasis, plaque psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches covered with dry skin or scales. These itchy, painful plaques may also crack and bleed. Plaques most often appear on your scalp, knees, elbows, and lower back.
  • Guttate Psoriasis: The second most common type of psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, causes small, red lesions. It often develops after a strep infection.
  • Inverse Psoriasis: Inverse psoriasis appears as a red lesion in a body fold, such as under your arm, behind your knee, or under your breasts. It may occur together with another type of psoriasis.
  • Pustular Psoriasis: This type of psoriasis causes white pustules, or blisters of pus, surrounded by red skin. The pus is not due to an infection, and it’s not contagious.

Leading-Edge Psoriasis Treatments in Chicago

As with any chronic skin condition, treating psoriasis benefits from a several-pronged approach. The doctors at SkinMD develop a customized treatment plan depending on the type and severity of your psoriasis. These are a few examples of the therapies that may be included in your treatment:

Most Effective Psoriasis Treatments:

  • Traditional Systematic Anti-Psoriatic Medications: These medications work by controlling skin cell growth or by suppressing your immune system.
  • Topical Medications: Different types of topical medications may slow skin growth and reduce symptoms such as inflammation, itching, and scaling.
  • Biologic Medications: Biologics target very specific parts of your immune system that are responsible for causing psoriasis.
  • Phototherapy: The doctors at Skin MD use the XTRAC® laser to effectively treat psoriasis. This cutting-edge device emits a highly targeted beam of ultraviolet B light that clears your symptoms, prolongs remission, and restores skin health.


Hear From Patients Just Like You

A Caring, Human Touch

Dr. Sergeyenko is fantastic. He’s very detailed and attentive and seems to really care about patients. The office is very well run and uses the right amount of technology to execute their business…but you can always get a human on the line if you need to. Flexible hours, too.

T. Huestis
Rating: 5

Always Welcoming New Patients

It was my first appt at the Evergreen location and I was very pleased with the service and staff. I saw Dr. Chris Krippinger. He knew right away what was happening to my skin and provided a treatment plan. It’s been two weeks and I am seeing the results. I recommend Skin MD.

Rita B.
Rating: 5

Listening to Patients of All Ages

Me and my son love the excellent customer service, and care that we get here. From the front desk all the way down to the physician, they take their time to listen and provide the best care. We really appreciate everyone here.

Latisha D.
Rating: 5


Why Choose Skin MD For Psoriasis Treatments?

Family Dermatology

At Skin MD, we serve everyone. From pediatric dermatology to teens & adults, our providers treat patients of all ages with respect & expertise.

Skin Care Versatility

From acne treatments and Mohs Surgery to 21st-century cosmetic solutions like microneedling & lip fillers, we have you covered.

World-Class Providers

Our providers are leaders in their field with numerous fellowships, publications, professional memberships, & academic achievements to their names.

Multiple Locations

We serve several Chicago communities, including Orland Park, Skokie, and Evergreen Park. Find a Skin MD office near you!

Financing & Promotions

We make getting the care you need affordable with expert financing options, frequently updated promotions, & so much more.

Your Questions Answered

Psoriasis FAQs

Under ideal circumstances, your skin grows, dies, and sheds on something close to a monthly cycle. Skin cells traditionally take weeks to emerge. But in those with psoriasis, a malfunctioning immune system causes skin cell generation to accelerate. This leads to patches of skin that build up around the hairline and elsewhere on your scalp.

To find a scalp psoriasis treatment in Chicago, schedule your appointment with Skin MD at one of our four locations. Call us today at 708-636-3767.

Yes, psoriasis is classified as an autoimmune disorder. Over seven million Americans suffer from this chronic skin condition each year. Although it’s more common in those aged 15 to 25, it can affect anyone and last a lifetime. Thankfully, many of the most uncomfortable psoriasis symptoms can be managed. Leading treatment options can be combined to reduce your discomfort.
Plaque psoriasis is the most common form, typified by scaling, itchy, or painful plaques. These plaques most often form on our scalps, knees, elbows, or lower back. They may appear red and inflamed or white from a buildup of dead skin cells. As an autoimmune disorder, psoriasis is a chronic condition. Effective psoriasis treatments can limit your discomfort and help you manage symptoms.

Itch Less & Live More with Skin MD in Chicago

Psoriasis is known for its uncomfortable symptoms, but there’s another component that makes this disorder even more unwanted—the way it harms our confidence. Those with psoriasis may lose sleep, cover up affected areas before leaving the house, or even cancel social plans during flare-ups. At Skin MD, we can give you more of your daily life back. Find a treatment plan that works for you today.

With offices in Orland Park, Skokie, and Evergreen Park, Skin MD serves a Chicago community near you. Let us know how we can be of service today.