What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin. These patches normally appear on your elbows, knees, hands and lower back, but can appear anywhere on your body. Psoriasis is known to affect around 2% of the UK population.
What causes psoriasis?
- People with psoriasis have an increased production of skin cells. Skin cells are normally made and replaced monthly, but with psoriasis this process takes only 3 - 7 days. The resulting build-up of skin cells is what creates the red, flaky patches
- Although the process is not fully understood it's thought to be related to a problem with the immune system
- Psoriasis can be genetic, although the exact role genetics plays is unclear
- Many people's psoriasis symptoms start or become worse because of triggers (e.g. pollen, medication, skin trauma or eating certain foods)
What treatments are available for psoriasis?
- Topical cream – We use clinically proven cosmeceutical skincare. ZO Skin Health have a hydrating cream that calms irritation and deeply hydrates psoriasis prone skin
- LED light therapy – We use Dermalux LED system, which emits calming red and near-infrared light to control inflammation in the skin
With over 18 years combined experience in the Aesthetic industry, we have helped many people of all ages and with their psoriasis concerns. All of our treatments are results driven and clinically proven to give you the clear, healthy skin you deserve.
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There is no cure for psoriasis and you can't stop yourself getting it, however if you do suffer try and monitor what aggravates it and causes a flare up (e.g certain foods) and try to avoid them.