What causes people to develop this type of autoimmune disease isn’t certain. It may be a combination of genes, environmental triggers, and hormones. Anything that triggers your immune system to attack itself can cause lupus to flare. When lupus affects the skin, common triggers for lupus are:

• Sunlight
• Ultraviolet (UV) light from tanning beds and fluorescent light bulbs
• An infection
• Some medicines
• Stress
• Surgery or a serious injury

If you believe that you could have lupus, early diagnosis and treatment are important. Our highly trained medical team will give a thorough exam.