Living with an autoimmune condition that affects your appearance can take its toll on your self-esteem and compromise your quality of life. Inflammation and red patches caused by psoriasis are difficult to hide and can be uncomfortable to deal with day to day. While the exact cause of psoriasis is still unknown, dermatologists can treat the condition to help clear up the skin.

In many cases, a combination of therapies is needed to completely clear up the skin. This is why it’s important to see a doctor who has experience working with psoriasis cases and can recommend multiple modalities. Psoriasis treatment options might include:

  • Nonsteroidal topical treatments to slow down skin cell growth
  • Topical steroids (corticosteroids), an anti-inflammatory medication available in different strengths
  • Biologic drugs that target the immune system
  • Systemic medication
  • Moderate sunlight exposure
  • Topical moisturizers

Dr. Jamie L. McGinness and Dr. Diana Vork are Board certified dermatologists who have treated many patients with psoriasis in the Metro East Illinois St. Louis area. Our practice provides individualized treatment plans for psoriasis and other skin conditions to restore skin health. We take the time to learn about your symptoms and medical history to create a plan tailored for you.


The team at Metro East Dermatology and Skin Care Center is dedicated to excellence in patience care is backed by years of specialized training, and the same compassion, caring, and personalized attention you expect from your family doctor, we will work closely with you, your dermatologist (if you were referred by one), and your primary care physician to develop a personalized course of dermatologic treatment designed to successfully address your specific health concerns.

If you are seeking professional treatment for your psoriasis, we encourage you to contact us and schedule your consultation today.

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Metro East Dermatology &
Skin Cancer Center

331 Regency Park Drive
O’Fallon IL 62269

1000 Eleven South
Columbia IL 62236
(618) 622-SKIN (7546) (618) 622-7547