Psoriasis

Get your psoriasis under control

  • Our specialists have many years of experience successfully treating psoriasis
  • Our treatment plans are tailored specifically to you
  • Treatments that are effective

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis can range from a minor irritation to a debilitating condition. There are three main types. Plaque psoriasis is the most common, causing lesions on the skin that appear flaky, red, and scaly, typically on the elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back. Pustular psoriasis often occurs on the palms, fingers and the soles of the feet. It causes pus-filled blisters. Erythrodermic psoriasis can affect any part of the body and causes the skin to intensely itch and burn. It is very uncomfortable.

Many people find the unpredictability of psoriasis very frustrating as it can appear and then completely disappear unexpectedly. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks skin cells. In some cases, it is possible to identify specific triggers for psoriasis. Stress can often be the cause, although some medications can also cause flare-ups.

 

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Treating Psoriasis

Our Consultant Dermatologists have extensive experience treating all types of psoriasis and all levels of severity. Our treatments have two objectives: to minimise the occurrence of flare-ups and to quickly and effectively treat them when they do occur.

What to expect from your Psoriasis consultation

All consultations are undertaken with one of our Consultant Dermatologists.

  • Your consultant will examine the affected area and take your medical history, getting a full understanding of how psoriasis affects you.
  • Once your Consultant completes a full assessment of your condition, you will be recommended a suitable course of treatment.
  • The Consultant will answer any questions you have, ensuring you are always fully informed.

Recommended Psoriasis Treatments

There is a misconception that flare-ups of psoriasis can’t be prevented and when flare-ups do occur, they can only be managed. Our treatments tangibly reduce the occurrence of psoriasis flare-ups and deal with them quickly and effectively, returning your skin to normal.

Topical Treatments

The topical treatments we prescribe, depending on your circumstances, include corticosteroids, vitamin D analogues, Anthralin, topical retinoids, calcineurin inhibitors, salicylic acid, and coal tar. We may also recommend a tailored skincare and skin hydration programme to reduce itchiness, dryness, and scaling during psoriasis flare-ups.

Light Therapy

This treatment is also known as phototherapy and includes UVB phototherapy, narrow band UVB phototherapy and PUVA.

Medications

Your consultant may also prescribe medications. These include retinoids, Methotrexate, Ciclosporin and biologic agents such as etanercept (Enbrel).

Available Psoriasis Treatments

Why use the Devonshire Clinic?

Psoriasis can be an awful condition to live with. Even if you have had limited success elsewhere, the team at The Devonshire Clinic are available to help. We have the specialist knowledge, the experience, and the latest technologies to effectively treat all forms of psoriasis.

We don’t deliver a one-size-fits-all treatment. Instead, your psoriasis consultant will recommend a treatment that is specifically tailored to you, ensuring the best possible result.

Despite what you may have been told in the past, your psoriasis is treatable, and flare-ups can be prevented. To keep your skin free of psoriasis, call us today to arrange a consultation.

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