Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis Treatments

My Faith is Restored!

“Dr. Crutchfield is amazing and has restored my faith in the physician community. He is gentle and kind and he always makes me feel comfortable with any procedure. The staff are respectful and kind, always making sure you know what is going on. I cannot tell you what a blessing Dr. Crutchfield has been in my life. I will recommend Crutchfield Dermatology to everyone I know!” -- Jennifer S.

Stop Suffering From Psoriasis

At Crutchfield Dermatology we provide state of the art treatments for psoriasis. From toenail psoriasis to psoriasis of the scalp, and everywhere in-between. We provide the best psoriasis treatments for mild to severe cases.

Look at our results. Seeing is believing - look at our before and after pictures of psoriasis! Our Psorasis Before & After Image Gallery features photos of the many happy patients we have successfully treated at Crutchfield Dermatology.

Contact us today and take control of your appearance. 651.209.3600

About Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an age-old problem. For centuries it has affected people in all walks of life and from all countries. It can be progressive, and may appear at any time during one's life. It is one of the most common of skin diseases, striking an estimated 3-5% of the world's population. Of those affected, 25% can develop an associated psoriatic arthritis. There's scalp psoriasis, genital psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, basicly anywhere you have skin psoriasis can appear.

Is Psoriasis Contagious

Psoriasis is not contagious, but it interferes with normal life and social relationships and causes many sufferers to isolate themselves from friends, family and fellow workers. Heredity may play a part in this disease. Stress, injury, infection, medication or trauma can trigger an initial episode or cause a flare-up.

Psoriasis Treatment

At Crutchfield Dermatology we take a great deal of pride in our very effective psoriasis skin care treatments.

Dr. Crutchfield is a board certified dermatologist, graduate of the Mayo Clinic Medical School (1994) and a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota, who has extensive training in the treatment of psoriasis including topical medications, phototherapeutic measures (narrow band-UVB), and traditional systemic anti-psoriatic medications [methotrexate, cyclosporine (Neoral), Soriatane], and the new generation of biologic agents to treat psoriasis [Enbrel (etanercept), Amevive (alefacept), Raptiva (efalizumab) and Humira (adalimumab)].

At Crutchfield Dermatology, we also have the most active phototherapy center for the treatment of psoriasis in the state of Minnesota, employing both full body and hand & foot, narrow band-UVB National Biological Corporation units.

Dr. Crutchfield has also developed and patented several very effective topical medications for the exclusive treatment of psoriasis in his patients.

Dr. Crutchfield will carefully evaluate your condition and design a custom psoriasis treatment program that is just right for you.. Most of our patients are clear in less than 30 days of their first visit.

Psoriasis Patient Testimonial

"Dr. Crutchfield and his staff are extremely caring and leave nothing to chance in their psoriasis diagnosis and treatment plan. As a securities officer and volunteer firefighter, my hands are essential to my work and I was frustrated by the limited time and treatment options I received at other dermatology offices. From the moment I stepped into Crutchfield Dermatology I instantly realized that things at the clinic were different. Dr. Crutchfield knew what we were dealing with right away and he established a complete psoriasis treatment program that has changed the quality of my life". - Ken W., St. Paul

More About Dr. Crutchfiled

Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Medical School. Dr. Crutchfield is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Crutchfield conducts active psoriasis research (he has a Master's Degree in Molecular Biology) and has recently received a United States Patent on one of his psoriasis treatment medications. Dr. Crutchfield lectures locally and nationally on the treatment of psoriasis. When other medical students, dermatology residents and physicians learn about psoriasis, they are often learning it from Dr. Crutchfield. Dr. Crutchfield also treats many physicians and nurses with psoriasis. When other Twin Cities' healthcare providers need psoriasis treatment, they often choose Dr. Crutchfield. We are happy to share that Dr. Crutchfield is recognized by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine as on of the Twin Cities' "Top Doctors".

Psoriasis Testimonial

Dear Dr. Crutchfield and Staff,

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the help you have given me in controlling my Psoriasis! My condition has been under control for the first time in my life since I came to Minnesota to see you, and to get your advice and help.

My Psoriasis had started 40 years before, and I had exhausted the roll of Dermatologists out here in California, while hearing the same old story from each of them time and again. Every doctor here told me it was “incurable” and then proceeded to give me the same tired old advice and treatments I had tried before and with no success. I finally settled for a lifetime of wearing long sleeves and long pants during the summer months in my attempts to cover my condition, unless I was with friends or family who accepted my appearance without question. It was always embarrassing however to be asked by strangers who spotted a patch of Psoriasis whether I had fallen down and hurt myself, so I usually lied to them and said yes.

My wife’s cousin had moved to Eagan from Hawaii years before, and part of his decision to do so was due to his own case of Psoriasis. In Hawaii one is almost forced to wear shorts and T-shirts and he too was tired of embarrassing questions. Eventually he was referred to your office for treatment, and the results were so incredible that he called me here in California and offered to fly me out to see you! My wife and I waited until we had free time and had made the decision to make the 4,000 mile round trip to Eagan in our car!

Thank God for that decision, and that long drive, because I had the privilege of spending time in your office and of benefiting from your effective advice and treatment. I was favorable impressed by the friendly and professional way I was treated the moment I walked through the door of your building, and two years later I am happy to report that my condition is still under control, and that I proudly wear my beloved short sleeved shirts and shorts here in the California sunshine! You listened to my questions with patience and caring and you gave answers were new and refreshing and that finally caused me to be optimistic about my condition. For the first time I walked away from an appointment with a Dermatologist with hope and a smile on my face, because after 40 years of searching I had finally found a doctor who didn’t listen to those who had given up long ago, and who went further than anyone else in his search for a cure for this terrible disease!

There is still no cure, but by following your advice and faithfully applying my medications I am 95% symptom free, and my life has been much happier because of it. I have given personal testimonies to others I spot with Psoriasis, and have referred them to your office for treatment, regardless of where they may live. I hope they took my advice to heart and found you.

This is the only way I know of thanking you. You have truly done your part to create a happier and better world. Thank you so very much and please keep up your search for a final cure. If anyone can find it----it is you!

Dennis W.

 

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Patient Testimonials

I’ve had psoriasis so long I thought I’d never have normal skin. Now, after following your treatment plan for 6 weeks it is clear. This is amazing. Thank you so much Dr. Crutchfield.
Ruth M.
Apple Valley, MN


My psoriasis and hand eczema is now clear. No one over many many years had been able to help me. I had really given up but when my co-worker recommended you, I thought I’d give it one final try and I am so glad that I did. My skin is awesome.

Lew W.
Eagan, MN

 

I've had psoriasis for at least five years and it's been just terrible, especially on my knees and both elbows. I'm a physician so I wear scrubs all the time, and I've been embarrassed to show my arms. People notice it all the time, so it's been a real distraction. I started treatment about six weeks ago, and this is the best I've ever been since the psoriasis came on. It's completely turned around, and people have noticed. I'm really happy with the way my psoriasis has responded to this treatment.

Joe S.


I am going to have to eat my words! Dr. Crutchfield told me he would have my psoriasis skin clear in a month and, after having psoriasis for 15 years, I highly doubted it. Well, guess what- I'm completely clear! You have made me feel so good about myself. I wore shorts all around this summer for the first time in many years. I'm now your biggest fan. Thanks Dr. Crutchfield.


Trish H.
Edina, Minnesota

 

My psoriasis is clear after 7 years. This is great, simply great!

Joe N.
Eden Prarie, Minnesota

 

Wow. My psoriasis is the best it has been in 35 years. I haven't seen my elbows since I was 12 years old and now I'm 52. This whole experience has been wonderful.

Jay D.
St. Paul, Minnesota

 

Dear Dr. Crutchfield and Staff,
My psoriasis had been so terrible the past 7 years, especially on my face and hairline, I was dreading having to pose for photographs at my daughter's wedding. I am so very very happy. You put me on a program that cleared my psoriasis, and you should see how big I am smiling in all the wedding photographs! My God bless you, Dr. Crutchfield.


Betty S.
St. Paul, Minnesota

 

I can’t say enough about how happy I am with my psoriasis treatment. I am essentially clear and in a really good spot in my life. I wish I had come to you years ago. Your care really has been life changing for me.

Mike F.
Farmington, Minnesota

 

I have had hand psoriasis for over 20 years. I have seen so many doctors that I have lost count. After seeing Dr. Crutchfield, in only 1 week, my hands are clear for the first time in 20 years. I think he is the world’s best dermatologist and I salute him.

Chung H.
St. Paul, Minnesota

 

Dr Crutchfield- I am a psoriasis patient of yours. I had an office visit a few weeks ago and you suggested I try CeraVe cream along after the cuticort spray and taclonex applications 2x along with claritan 2x. Also doing light treatments tuesday evening and saturday mornings. I report that my condition is the clearest in years--picture worthy (too bad no "before" photos.)

Again, thank you!

James R. Walson
(DOB 12-19-58)

 

I’ve struggled with psoriasis for over 5 years and after 2 weeks of the treatments you recommended, I am clear! I can’t believe it and I am so happy I came to Crutchfield Dermatology.

Mike S.
St. Paul, Minnesota

 

You told me at my initial consultation that when I came back to see you the psoriasis would be gone. You are absolute correct and have my eternal gratitude.

Marg S.
West St. Paul, Minnesota

 

I have suffered from psoriasis almost all my life. This is the first time I can remember feeling good about myself and my skin. In fact, I wore a skirt and open-toe shoes to work for the first time in 10 years last week. I’m soooo happy, I just feel great about myself. I’ve referred my mother, my sister and 3 friend to Crutchfield Dermatology in the last week alone. Thanks so much!

Tami W.
Burnsville, Minnesota

 

Thank you for providing me with a very simple psoriasis treatment program. I can't tell you how much it's increased the quality of my life. I'm wearing short-sleeved shirts and shorts throughout the summer and enjoying life again without embarrassment. Thank you so very, very much.

Greg T.
Eagan, Minnesota

 

I've had psoriasis for 25 years. I've tried numerous medications – tars, over-the-counter stuff, creams, everything. I went to Dr. Crutchfield and started treatment, and I'd say in about two weeks I started seeing real improvement, and now within six weeks it's a major improvement. It's nice to have clear skin and soft skin again and not be constantly hurting all the time.

J.T.

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