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 is a Board certified dermatologist who has 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.


Dr. Jamie L. McGinness is a Board certified dermatologist and the only Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon in the Metro East Illinois St. Louis area. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to all of his patients and has completed specialized training in the treatment of moderate to severe skin conditions, such as psoriasis. We will work closely with you and your family doctor, when necessary, to ensure any advanced dermatologic treatments are effective and safe for you.

If you want to get inflammation from psoriasis under control and clear up your skin, contact us today for your consultation.

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Metro East Dermatology &
Skin Cancer Center

1191 Fortune Blvd, Suite 2
Shiloh, IL 62269
(618) 622-SKIN (7546) (618) 622-7547