Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a long-term (chronic) skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red, itchy, dry patches of skin.

Normally, skin cells grow gradually and flake off about every 4 weeks. New skin cells grow to replace the outer layers of the skin as they shed.

But in psoriasis, new skin cells move rapidly to the surface of the skin in days rather than weeks. They build up and form thick patches called plaques (say “plax”). The patches range in size from small to large. Psoriasis is thought to be an immune system problem. Triggers include infections, stress, and cold.

Treatment aims to remove scales and stop skin cells from growing so quickly. Topical ointments, light therapy, and medications can offer relief. They most often appear on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, or lower back. iSClinical Pro-Heal Serum Advanced – reduces inflammation, redness, and soothes itchy dry skin using olive leaf extract, pure vitamins A and E and time-released vitamin C.

Having psoriasis can be embarrassing, and many people, especially teens, avoid swimming and other situations where patches can show. Psoriasis runs in families. Symptoms often disappear (go into remission) and then return (flare up).But there are many types of treatment that can help keep psoriasis under control.