Psoriasis is a condition that causes the body to make new skin cells in days rather than weeks. As these cells pile up on the surface of the skin, you may see thick, scaly patches. These thick, scaly patches that develop on the skin are called plaques. Most common areas affected include: knees, elbows, lower back, or scalp.
Psoriasis is a lifelong disease. Learning what your triggers are is very important. Early intervention is also extremely beneficial in optimal control. There are numerous treatment medications to help control this before it starts affecting your daily routine.
*Source: American Academy of Dermatology