The Trusted Canberra Skin Clinic for Psoriasis Treatment
Psoriasis is a long-term inflammatory skin condition that affects about 3% of the population. Symptoms include red scaly patches on the skin in addition to itchiness and flaking of the skin.
The condition causes skin cells to grow too quickly resulting in thick, scaly, inflamed areas of skin. It can affect any part of the skin including the scalp and nails. Up to 30% of sufferers also develop a type of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, it can be well managed with different types of treatment.
There are many types of skin psoriasis including:
Plaque psoriasis – the most common form
Pustular psoriasis – known for being quite severe
Guttate psoriasis – commonly found in children
Napkin psoriasis – seen in infants up to 8 months
Flexural psoriasis – affects body folds and genital areas and
Erythrodermic psoriasis – a severe form requiring hospitalisation
There are four primary causes that trigger the condition:
Stress and anxiety
Injuries to the skin such as bites, burns and cuts
Infections – such as strep throat, tonsillitis and shingles
Drug interaction – taking medications such as steroids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and some blood pressure medications.
In clinical studies conducted across Australia, Europe
and Asia the efficacy of Healthy Skin Solutions’ treatments (as pioneered byDr Michael Tirant) have been shown to be proven. In up to 90% of plaque psoriasis sufferers the condition can be put into remission for an extended period of time, without having to rely on steroids or harsh drugs.
Skin treatments for psoriasis and a range of other conditions
Healthy Skin Solutions is a skin clinic known for its comprehensive range of high-quality services. We help our clients manage a range of concerns, including acne, eczema, rosacea, urticaria, and more.
Reach out to discuss your options
To discuss your symptoms or a treatment plan, call 02 6295 6040 and speak to Luke Clews, a Canberra specialist in psoriasis treatment.