Your aims and expectations
You should think about these issues before the appointment with your dermatologist. Think about your personal aims and your expectations — Would you like to treat your symptoms fully, or are you happy with just a reduction of the psoriasis symptoms in the visible areas, for example on the hands or in the face? Think about how your dermatologist can help you to achieve these aims — Ideally, the treatment of your psoriasis is a process in partnership between you as the patient and your dermatologist.
Before your treatment
- Think about what you expect from the treatment and how you can discuss this with your dermatologist.
- Write down, what effect psoriasis has on your life over the course of one day, one week, one month or one year.
- During your treatment, note down any questions that you would like to ask your dermatologist.
- Your dermatologist can help you to express difficulties in your daily life or recommend adjustments to your treatment, if necessary.