Psoriasis

Psoriasis diagram
© FDA/Renee Gordon

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that can occur at any age, but is more common in adulthood. The symptoms can appear on multiple parts of the body and can be very irritating. The condition creates patch-like areas that become easily inflamed. Consistent itching makes this condition worsen and can even lead to considerable scarring. It is a similar skin condition to eczema, although it usually affects the outer side of a joint, such as the elbows or knees, and it is more common among adults.

Psoriasis is scaly in appearance, with what appears like dandruff flaking from the skin. Often the patches have a different colour than the rest of the skin – normally silver or red. Unlike cold sores, the condition is not contagious, but it is nonetheless extremely aggravating for the sufferer.

At the Victorian Cosmetic & Dermal clinic you will finally find relief. You will discover a treatment option that will work for you and minimise your symptoms, if not remove them altogether. These treatments are pain-free and do not cause any discomfort whatsoever.

Symptoms and Treatment Options Available for Psoriasis

The telltale symptoms of psoriasis are consistent and brought about by multiple factors. The more common culprits for this condition are:

  • A climate that lacks sufficient moisture for rehydration of the skin and scalp
  • Extreme stress
  • Toxins such as nicotine and air pollution
  • Allergies to various medications
  • Excess acidity in the digestive system

While these are the more common triggers for an outbreak of psoriasis, there are other triggers too, some of which are hereditary. It is true that the symptoms and the issue itself cannot be cured, but Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics can provide effective therapy that works at minimising these worrisome symptoms.

Laser Therapy As a Treatment Option for Psoriasis

Low-intensity laser therapy (LILT) is one of the treatment options that yields very positive results. It is painless, yet at the same time comforting, and is most effective with a topical medication as well. This is especially true for severe cases of psoriasis.

We encourage you to contact us today for an initial consultation with an experienced dermal therapist. To find out more ways to manage your psoriasis read about psoriasis causes and treatments, or simply fill out the form below to book your free consultation.

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