When it comes to psoriasis, seeking the expertise of a dermatologist is crucial. This complex and chronic skin condition requires specialized care, and that’s exactly why our team at Dermatology Solutions provides personalized treatments for patients with psoriasis in Fort Myers. With our extensive knowledge and experience, we excel in diagnosing and managing psoriasis, creating personalized treatment plans specifically tailored to each patient’s unique needs.  By regularly consulting with our dermatologists, you’ll receive ongoing monitoring of your disease progression, allowing us to adjust treatment strategies as needed and effectively manage potential complications like psoriatic arthritis. Partnering with us means accessing comprehensive care that not only improves your symptoms but also enhances your overall quality of life, while significantly reducing the risk of long-term skin and joint damage associated with psoriasis. Take that crucial first step towards healing your skin today and reach out to our office.

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What Causes Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is caused by an over-reactive immune system that creates inflammation in your skin. When you have an over-reactive immune system, your new skin cell development is much faster than average.  The above average rates of new cells replacing old cells creates scales and frequent skin shedding on top of skin plaques.  Often times, psoriasis is triggered by somethings which results in the flare-up symptoms. 

Common Triggers for Psoriasis Flare-ups 

  • Emotional stress
  • An infection (streptococcal infection).
  • A skin injury like bruises, cuts, scrapes or surgery.
  • Certain medications, such as lithium and beta-blockers.
  • Skin conditions like scabies, blisters, boils, and dermatitis
  • Changes in body temperature due to the weather
  • Allergies
  • Hormone surges that occur after puberty and during pregnancy
  • Smoking and excessive drinking

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Psoriasis Symptoms

Discover the power of lifestyle changes in significantly improving psoriasis symptoms. By incorporating simple yet effective habits into your daily routine, you can witness incredible transformations in your skin health and overall well-being. Start by embracing a healthy and balanced diet filled with nourishing fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. This natural approach can have profound benefits for managing flare-ups and reducing their frequency. Say goodbye to triggers like smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and stressful situations, as they can aggravate psoriasis symptoms. Enhance your skincare regimen by keeping your skin adequately moisturized and using gentle, non-irritating cleansers. Avoiding harsh soaps and hot water can promote soothing relief and support the healing process. Additionally, prioritize regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight to alleviate the burden of psoriasis symptoms.

Types of Psoriasis

There are a variety of psoriasis types accompanied by different symptoms. Each outbreak can vary in intensity from mild to severe, and may effect one small area of the skin or involve large patches of skin over multiple areas of the body.  



Affecting nearly 80% of psoriasis sufferers, plaque psoriasis consists of raised, red patches covered with white scaling. These lesions can be itchy and painful, and the affected areas can crack and bleed. 



Guttate psoriasis can be triggered by bacterial infections like strep throat, tonsillitis, and upper respiratory infections. It appears as small red spots on the trunk, limbs, and scalp and can precede or coexist with other types.



Inverse commonly affects the skin folds near the groin, breasts, or armpits. It causes smooth, red patches of inflamed skin that worsen with friction and sweating.



Pustular psoriasis is rare but consists of pus-filled blisters surrounded by red skin. It can be widespread or localized to the hands or feet.



Erythrodermic psoriasis affects most of the skin on the body with symptoms of redness, itchiness, a peeling rash, and pain.

Treatment Options

Depending on your symptoms and their severity, our dermatologist might suggest one or more of the following treatments:

  • Steroid creams
  • Medications
  • Moisturizers
  • Vitamin ointments or creams
  • Medicated shampoos or lotions

Let Us Help Your Find Relief!

The first step in finding a treatment for your psoriasis is scheduling an appointment with your dermatologist to discuss your symptoms and concerns.  During your consultation, our dermatologist will ask you a series of questions related to your skin condition including level of itchiness and discomfort, review any triggers, as well a physical exam to get the most accurate diagnosis.  Next, our dermatologists will recommend a skin care regimen along with any over-the-counter and/or prescribed skin care products.

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Our staff consists of highly trained, Board Certified and Experienced Doctors, Nurses and Physician Assistants. Our clinical staff are experts in Skin Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment



We are committed to providing you with exceptional care for all of your individual needs and unique skin type.



To treat our patients with the best possible care, we design our practice for hospitality and functionality.  We are on Metro Pkwy between Daniels & Six Mile Cypress near Gulf Coast Hospital. 



Although we live and work in paradise, the year round sunshine can increase your risk of skin cancer. We pride ourselves in educating, supporting and assisting the communities we operate within.


Let Us Find Your Solution to Your Skin Concerns

Our doctors & clinical staff are experts in the caring for the largest organ of the body. We provide services to children, teens, young adults and seniors allowing us to be a lifetime partner in your skin health. Our team can help you take care of your skin and help you find the treatment method that’s best for you!

Dermatology Solutions Proudly Offers Services to the Communities in

Fort Myers – Cape Coral – North Fort Myers – Lehigh Acres – South Fort Myers – Estero – Bonita Springs – Sanibel Island – North Naples – Naples – and All Surrounding Areas