Psoriasis

Psoriasis presents as red and scaly plaques on the skin. As a chronic inflammatory skin condition, our dermatologists are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating psoriasis. As a common skin condition, you will work with your dermatologist to create a specialised treatment plan. 

 

Psoriasis Causes

Affecting 2-4% of the population, this lifelong condition commonly presents between 15-25 or 50-60 years old although can exhibit at any time. There is a familial link between one-third of patients.  Categorised as speeding up the lifecycles of skin cells causing a build-up on the skin psoriasis usually presents on the knees, elbows or scalp, although can appear anywhere on the body. 

Psoriasis may be aggravated by emotional stress, scratching, rubbing, injury, medications, some infections and smoking.

 

Psoriasis Treatments

Possible psoriasis treatments include: 

  • Topical Therapy 

  • Phototherapy

  • Systemic Treatments

  • Biologics 

To read more about Psoriasis, its causes and treatment options, ACD or DermNetNZ. 

What Consultant Should I See? 

All dermatologists are experienced in treating psoriasis. To find the next available appointment, click here