Feel Confident Again by Treating Your Psoriasis with Kristen Aguirre

Kristen Aguirre, Psoriasis, Confident

If you live with psoriasis, you know the outbreaks of scaly, red patches can attract attention and judgement from others – making you feel self-conscious. Psoriasis can be noticeable enough that your emotional well-being takes a hit. Research shows that psoriasis can negatively affect your quality of life and body image, eventually causing psychosocial problems.

Symptoms of psoriasis arise when your body produces new skin cells more quickly than you shed old ones. As a result you experience dry, cracked, and bleeding skin and patches of skin covered with silver, thick plaques. Some people develop associated psoriatic arthritis that causes pain and stiffness in their joints.

Dr. Kristen Aguirre understands the emotional and physical challenges that result from psoriasis and offers you effective treatments to help keep your psoriasis under control. When you experience minimal symptoms and control the condition as best you can, psoriasis is easier to live with.

Treatment options

Psoriasis cannot be cured, but symptoms can be managed. Dr. Aguirre creates customized plans to address the severity and location of your specific outbreaks.

Topical steroids and oral medications help reduce the appearance of outbreaks so your skin looks at its best. Light therapy, laser treatments, and lifestyle changes can further help reduce symptoms. Be diligent with the therapies that Dr. Aguirre recommends so you experience fewer outbreaks and take less of a hit to your self-esteem.

Here are some benefits of getting your psoriasis treated at our office in Fullerton, California:

Treatment reduces the need to hide

With treatment, your symptoms are less apparent, so you don’t feel the need to hide your condition. You can ditch the long sleeves and makeup. With Dr. Aguirre’s help, you can stop isolating yourself at home and avoiding social occasions due to your condition.

And even if you do have an outbreak, you can feel confident that you’re doing everything you can to fight the condition.

Treatment includes compassion and understanding

If you suffer from psoriasis, just talking about the condition with someone who understands your disease helps. Our team empathizes with what you’re going through and recognizes that strong feelings accompany psoriasis. In addition to helping you manage symptoms, the staff listens to your concerns and frustrations.

We can also hook you up with a support group to help you overcome poor self-esteem associated with psoriasis.

Treatment returns control to you

Dr. Aguirre includes education as part of your treatment. She helps you understand possible triggers for psoriasis flare-ups, so you’re more in control of the disease. You also learn lifestyle strategies to help reduce associated itching, burning, and the appearance of plaques. Such strategies including daily baths, lotion, and exposure to small amounts of sunlight.

If you suffer pain, itching, scales, and redness from psoriasis, know you’re not alone. Our team wants to help ease your symptoms and understand the condition so you feel comfortable and not self-conscious. Call the office or book an appointment using the online tool to learn how you can successfully overcome the social stigma associated with psoriasis.

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