Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.

Psoriasis is a chronic condition, meaning many people live with it forever. But everyone experiences it differently, and for some, there is hope for remission.

“Psoriasis is an unpredictable skin disorder in the sense that it does sometimes spontaneously remit after long periods of flare-ups,” says board-certified dermatologist Todd Minars, M.D. of Minars Dermatology in Hollywood, Florida. “In other words, it can wax and wane over the years—with good times and bad times.”