What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic condition that develops when the immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks and, when the body does not shed these extra cells, they pile up on the surface of the skin, causing patches of psoriasis to appear. Effectively managing this condition is the goal of the Stanford Psoriasis Clinic.

How do you treat prosiasis?

The management of psoriasis is rapidly changing. New and emerging research has led to cutting edge therapies not previously available to our patients. Stanford University is home to experts in the care of psoriasis. We operate one of the most advanced clinics offering narrow-band ultraviolet instruments as well as injection and infusion therapies.  

Learn more about psoriasis

Read more about psoriasis from the American Academy of Dermatology.

Our Clinics

See a Stanford specialist to learn about your treatment options. Visit one of our clinics to make an appointment.