Psoriasis is an immune system problem that makes the skin regenerate faster than usual. This causes skin inflammation characterized by red, thickened, and scaly plaques. These itchy skin lesions most commonly target the knees, elbows, and scalp, but can affect all areas of the body. Psoriasis patches can range from a few scaly spots to major outbreaks that cover the entire body.  

Psoriasis is a chronic condition with no known cure; it flares up for a few weeks or months and goes into remission for a period. Existing treatments and certain lifestyle habits can help you manage your symptoms and cope with the disease.  

Make sure to see a doctor if you think you have psoriasis, as it can cause further complications such as arthritis, eye conditions, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases.

More About Psoriasis


The cause of the immune system malfunction that leads to psoriasis is often unclear. Some people are more genetically predisposed to psoriasis than others. Environmental triggers can also result in psoriasis. These include:

  • Strep throat or skin infections
  • Dry environment
  • Skin injuries, including sunburns
  • Stress 
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Pregnancy
  • Some medications 

Who is at risk? 

Individuals with a family history of psoriasis are most at risk of the condition, but anybody can develop it. 

What are the most effective treatments? 

Treatments for psoriasis focus on slowing skin growth and removing scales. Topical corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors can treat mild to moderate cases. Narrowband UVB phototherapy can handle more severe cases. Immunosuppressive medications and biological drugs are reserved for the most extreme cases.   

Danny Guo MD is familiar with all treatment methods for psoriasis and has helped hundreds of Canadians manage this condition. Prevent your psoriasis from worsening by calling 403-286-6888 or filling out the online contact form below today.

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Dr. Guo is board-certified in Canada and the US and has 16 years of post-secondary education. He has received surgical and cosmetic training at more than 15 prestigious institutions in Canada, the US, and Asia. He is a fellowship-accredited Mohs surgeon with expert knowledge on facial anatomy and surgical reconstruction. Dr. Guo brings an exceptional understanding of medical and cosmetic dermatology and many years of extensive experience to his practice.

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Dr. Guo is highly trained to treat a range of both medical and cosmetic skin conditions with the most current and cutting-edge techniques. Learn more about some of the more common skin conditions and the options for treatment. You do not need to suffer from painful and irritating skin conditions. Let Dr. Guo help you find a treatment solution.

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Dr. Danny Guo promises informative, compassionate, and the most competent care for every dermatology patient he serves in the Calgary and Edmonton areas. He is highly educated and one of fewer than 30 fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons in Canada. For information on medical referrals or to book your complimentary cosmetic consultation contact our office at 1-403-286-6888.

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Danny Guo MD is committed to serving patients in Calgary and Alberta as a trustworthy, knowledgeable, and reliable source for expert skincare. With a careful and compassionate approach, Dr. Guo offers medical and cosmetic dermatology services allowing patients to choose health and to feel good in the skin they are in.
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