6 Ways to Reach Your Psoriasis Treatment Goals
Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
While there’s no cure for psoriasis, a range of treatments can improve visible and uncomfortable symptoms. But it’s an extremely unpredictable disease—what works for one person won’t necessarily work for the next. And treatment often involves trying a few different methods before finding what really works.
The National Psoriasis Foundation recommends doctors set a goal of either reducing a patient’s psoriasis down to covering 1 percent or less of their body surface, or achieving a 75 percent reduction in psoriasis symptoms, within three months of starting the treatment. This is based on the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2016. (One percent of body surface equals about the size of the palm of the person’s hand.)