Dr. Wallace is a leading expert in this disease of the skin!
Dr. Wallace is an honorary board member of the National Psoriasis Foundation, participates in the most up to date clinical trials for new medication, and delivers various lectures annually to medical clinicians throughout the world on the latest developments in the treatment for psoriasis.
Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the world with over 10 million Americans suffering with it. Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious autoimmune disease that appears on the skin when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis is often misdiagnosed, even by Dermatologists. This is especially true for those with darker skin pigments. Although there are five types of psoriasis, the most common form, plaque psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells. Psoriasis can occur on any part of the body and can be associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. Despite its potential to disfigure the skin and lead to other health conditions, psoriasis is treatable in a number of ways including oral, topical and injectable therapies, as well as UV light.