Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects a significant portion of the population of all ages. It’s a chronic disease that can be caused by the interplay of various factors. The genetic factor is an important cause of psoriasis. Physiologically, there is specific immune system deregulation that occurs, although overall immunity is normal. The triggers for psoriasis include stress, local trauma, dry skin, smoking, weight gain, certain medications, and in children, Streptococcal pharyngitis. Psoriasis appears as red and scaly plaques on the scalp, elbows, knees, buttocks, genital area, and nails. . The background of inflammation can lead to more severe presentations like joint problems and heart disease.
At The Skin Clinic, we offer customized treatment options for psoriasis depending on the severity and type of condition. During consultations, we take time to listen to our patients and address their concerns. We focus on reducing the psychosocial burden of the disease and encourage behaviors that help alleviate symptoms, such as smoking cessation, weight loss, and wellbeing. We also recommend regular sun exposure as it can improve psoriasis.
For milder cases, we may recommend topical treatments or phototherapy, while immunomodulators and new-generation biological treatments are recommended for more severe ones. We also use the Excimer laser to treat localized psoriasis. We understand that psoriasis is a chronic disease, and as such, we offer maintenance treatments that aim to keep the skin healthy and free from symptoms.
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