Scalp Psoriasis

Options for Thick Scale

Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that increases the rate that skin cells grow. Thick scale is commonly seen and in some cases is challenging to remove.

The use of salicylic acid shampoos, tar shampoos, and combinations of both are frequently a good first step. Application of steroid oils overnight with use of a shower cap also softens scales. Steroid shampoos and steroid injections may be needed along with oral medications or biologic agents for those with extremely thick scale.

Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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