Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes thick, red shiny scales, patches and irritation. Although there is no cure, there are a number of treatments that can minimise the effects of psoriasis, and which would be determined by one of our specialists:

TROPICAL TREATMENTS

These include tar preparations, Dithranol, topical steroids, vitamin D analogue creams and retinoid applications. Psoriasis treatments should be applied as directed by your specialist and most are very easy to apply.

ULTRAVIOLET TREATMENTS

Advances in medicine have pinpointed that using ultraviolet light can slow down the multiplication of skin cells, making them behave more like normal skin. Depending on its severity, up to 3 sessions per week are recommended.

SYSTEMIC TREATMENTS

Provided by a specialist as they involve the use of prescription drugs, systematic medications are usually used for moderate to severe psoriasis, or where topical or ultraviolet treatments were unable be administered, or were unresponsive.