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What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin condition that presents as well-defined, scaly plaques. Psoriasis can occur anywhere on the body, but when it affects the scalp, genitals or nails it can be particularly problematic for patients. Psoriasis is triggered by both genetic and environmental factors. These include; smoking, obesity, stress, alcohol excess, infections and medications. Psoriasis usually has a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life.

What are my treatment options?

In your personalised skincare plan Dr. Ophelia may prescribe topical therapies for your psoriasis. Alternatively, for those unable to control their psoriasis with topical therapies, she will discuss with you the varied treatment options available, such as light therapy, oral or injection therapies. She will also explore with you counselling on lifestyle factors, such as smoking, alcohol and weight management.