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Psoriasis

Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition affecting millions worldwide which can be both frustrating and uncomfortable. Find out more about how we can help you treat your psoriasis.

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What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the skin, leading to the rapid build-up of skin cells. This excessive growth results in the formation of thick, red, and scaly patches on the skin’s surface. These patches can be itchy, painful, and aesthetically distressing.

Types of Psoriasis

Psoriasis manifests in different forms, with the most common types being:

Plaque Psoriasis

Plaque psoriasis is the most prevalent type, characterised by raised, red patches covered with a silvery-white build-up of dead skin cells.

Guttate Psoriasis

Guttate psoriasis typically appears as small, red spots on the skin. It often occurs after a streptococcal throat infection.

Inverse Psoriasis

Inverse psoriasis appears as smooth, red lesions in skin folds, such as the armpits, groin, and under the breasts.

Pustular Psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis is characterised by pus-filled blisters surrounded by red skin. It can be painful and occurs in specific areas of the body.

Erythrodermic Psoriasis

Erythrodermic psoriasis is a severe and rare form of the condition that results in widespread redness and shedding of the skin.

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Treatments for Psoriasis

Symptoms of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that can manifest in various ways, and its symptoms can vary from person to person. Common symptoms of psoriasis include:

  • Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children)
  • Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
  • Itching, burning or soreness
  • Cyclic rashes that flare for a few weeks or months and then subside
  • A patchy rash that can look different from person to person, ranging from spots of dandruff-like
  • scaling to major eruptions over much of the body
  • Rashes that vary in colour tend to be shades of purple with greyscale on brown or Black skin and pink or red with silver scale on white skin

 

Psoriasis Treatment

Dermalux treatment

Dermalux LED Phototherapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses scientifically proven therapeutic light energy to stimulate the skin’s natural rejuvenation and repair processes, all without causing any discomfort or requiring recovery time. Right from the initial session, Dermalux swiftly enhances the skin’s appearance, reinstating its vitality and radiance.

 

 

 

 

Causes of Psoriasis

The causes of psoriasis are still not fully understood, but it is believed to be a multifactorial condition influenced by various factors, including:

Genetics Psoriasis

Psoriasis tends to run in families, suggesting a genetic predisposition. Specific gene variants have been linked to an increased risk of developing psoriasis.

Immune System Dysfunction

Psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disorder where the immune system mistakenly targets healthy skin cells, leading to excessive cell growth and inflammation.

Environmental Triggers

Certain environmental factors can trigger or exacerbate psoriasis in individuals with a genetic predisposition. Common triggers include infections (such as streptococcal throat infections), injuries to the skin, and stress.

Stress

High-stress levels can trigger or worsen psoriasis symptoms in some individuals. Managing stress through relaxation techniques and mindfulness may help control flare-ups.

Lifestyle Factors

Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and obesity have been associated with a higher risk of psoriasis and more severe symptoms.

Medications

Some medications, such as lithium, antimalarial drugs, and beta-blockers, can trigger or worsen psoriasis in susceptible individuals.

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal fluctuations, such as those during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, can impact psoriasis symptoms. Some women may experience flare-ups during these periods.

Diet

While diet alone is not a direct cause of psoriasis, some individuals report improvements in their symptoms by adopting an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Infections

Infections, particularly streptococcal infections, have been linked to the development or exacerbation of guttate psoriasis, a specific type of psoriasis.

It’s important to note that psoriasis is a complex condition, and not all individuals will have the same triggers or experiences. Understanding these potential factors can help in managing and controlling psoriasis symptoms effectively.

Why Go To London Premier Laser Clinic?

At London Premier Laser Clinics, we combine our comprehensive expertise in the field, our skilled professionals, and state-of-the-art technology to deliver our clients an outstanding experience and the desired results they aim for. Our complimentary consultations are designed to offer transparency and detailed treatment recommendations, ensuring you feel comfortable and confident within our clinics.

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