Skin cells typically grow deep inside the skin rise to the surface about once a month. This process is accelerated in people who suffer from psoriasis, which causes a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Among the factors that can trigger a psoriasis attack are: stress; lack of adequate sunlight or too much exposure to the sun (a sunburn); bacteria or viral infections, such as strep throat and upper respiratory infections; dry air or dry skin; injury to the skin, including cuts, burns, and insect bites; certain medicines, including antimalaria drugs, beta-blockers, and lithium; and excessive alcohol consumption.
We offer two types of psoriasis treatment at the Skin Clinic:
In some severe cases of psoriasis attack, our dermatologists may prescribe pills and/or injections which alter the immune response of the body thereby suppressing the outbreak.
The severity, type and trigger of psoriasis differ from patient to patient, so a detailed initial assessment with one of our highly skilled consultants is the first step to achieving successful and lasting results. Patients feel both happier and healthier, regaining confidence in the appearance of their skin following successful treatment.