Psoriasis Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring condition that is caused by an abnormally rapid growth of skin cells. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red and scaly skin ranging in severity, from minor patches to complete body coverage.
It is a very common condition affecting 3% of Malaysians, usually between the ages of 15 and 35. There is no known cause of psoriasis, but genetic predisposition and environmental factors may increase a person’s chances of getting psoriasis. Psoriasis may be classified into two types:
Nonpustular Psoriasis vulgaris is the most common form, affecting 80% - 90% of those with psoriasis. It typically appears as raised areas of inflamed skin covered with silvery white scaly skin called plaques. Psoriatic erythroderma is a form of psoriasis that can be fatal, with extreme inflammation and exfoliation of skin.
Pustular Pustular psoriasis manifests itself as raised bumps filled with pus, with red and tender skin around and under the pustules.
Let us help. The unpredictable nature of psoriasis makes treatment challenging for many. Our team of experienced dermatologists are here to work with you to find a plan of therapy that is suitable. We offer total management programmes individually tailored for you to combat psoriasis effectively – which will include Phototherapy, Stress control, Oral medications, Topical treatments and supplements, depending on your needs.
Click below for answers to commonly asked questions in this area of our expertise.
Is there a cure for psoriasis?
There is no cure, but many different treatments, both topical and systemic, can clear psoriasis for periods of time. A wide range of treatments is available. It is important to be open-minded and willing to work with your doctor to find one that works for you.
How can I keep psoriasis under control?
While there is no cure for psoriasis, we believe that total management programmes and not any one treatment in isolation are important in controlling psoriasis and lessening the frequency of attacks. Our tailored programmes offer a range of treatments tailored to your condition, including phototherapy, stress control, oral medications, topical treatments and supplements.
What can phototherapy do for psoriasis?
Psoriasis involves the rapid growth of new skin cells. Phototherapy or light therapy, involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet light under medical supervision to slow the growth of skin cells and reduce the symptoms of psoriasis.
How do I get started?
Our experts will be happy to discuss your options with you. Please feel free to make an appointment or call us at 1800 22 3322 for a consultation to discuss your specific needs.