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Psoriasis

Our Consultant Dermatologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of Psoriasis. For many patients our

Psoriasis is a relatively common skin condition that is characterised through red, flaky patches of skin. It is typically silvery in appearance and is most commonly found on the scalp, elbows and knees, but it can affect any part of the skin. The patches are often small in size and can be itchy or sore.

Psoriasis affects about 2% of the population and equally affects both men and women. It can develop at any age but is most common in those under 35 and above 50. Psoriasis can for some be mild in severity, and for others can have a dramatic effect on their every day life. The condition can also be hereditary in nature.

Before Treatment

First Treatment

 
The conditions appearance is caused by a disruption in the speed in which skin cells are produced. Where normally skin cells are replaced in 3-4 weeks, in people with psoriasis the process takes just 3- 7 days. The result is a thickening of the skin and the patches on the skin that are associated with psoriasis.

Although Psoriasis is not fully understood clinicians have said that links can be found to stress, injury to the skin and throat infections. Alcohol and smoking can cause the condition to become worse, as well as some medications.

At our clinics we use a variety of ways to treat Psoriasis. For successful treatment it is vital to meet one of our Consultant Dermatologists who will be able to offer an expert view on your condition. Drawing on many years of experience and training our Consultants can offer the best chance of diagnosis and treatment. They  have successfully been able to offer relief and freedom from the many different types of Psoriasis that patients can suffer from.

The decisions regarding treatment are based on many factors such as the severity of the condition. It is the vast nature of the condition that means that treatments themselves are varied. A typical treatment however could be based around topical creams or photo-therapy.