The Derm Centre offers various treatments for those suffering with Psoriasis based on the severity of your condition.
Psoriasis is a common, persistent and long-lasting (chronic) skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. You may have periods when your psoriasis symptoms improve or go into remission alternating with times your psoriasis worsens. It can be disabling, especially when associated with arthritis. There’s no cure, but psoriasis treatments may offer significant relief.
- Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales
- Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children)
- Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
- Itching, burning or soreness
- Thickened, pitted or ridged nails
- Swollen and stiff joints
The goal of the treatments is to interrupt the cycle that causes an increased production of skin cells, reducing inflammation and plaque formation, and removing scales.
- topical treatments
- light therapy
- systemic medications
For more information on Psoriasis, please visit our Resources page.