What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious skin condition characterized by an accelerated cycle of skin cell growth. This rapid proliferation results in the formation of thick, red, scaly patches on the skin’s surface. Affecting millions globally, psoriasis is not merely a cosmetic concern but a serious health issue that can impact a person’s quality of life.

It tends to start in early adulthood however can appear later in adulthood. Those of any age, gender or race can suffer from the skin condition and can either get progressively worse or better with age. Like other skin conditions it can affect the majority of places over the body, some more common than others.

Types of Psoriasis

There are a variety of types of Psoriasis, some more common than others.

  • Plaque: 80% off Psoriasis cases.
  • Scalp: 45%-56% of Psoriasis Cases.
  • Nail: 50% of Psoriasis Cases.
  • Guttate, Inverse, Erythrodermic and Pustular Psoriasis.

Plaque Psoriasis: The Most Common Form:

Plaque psoriasis, characterized by raised, red patches covered with a silvery-white buildup of dead skin cells, is the most common type. These plaques often cause itching and discomfort.

Guttate, Inverse, and Other Varieties:

Other types include guttate psoriasis, marked by small, dot-like lesions, inverse psoriasis affecting folds of the skin, and pustular psoriasis, which involves pus-filled blisters.

Symptom Check for psoriasis.

If you’re concerned you may suffer from the skin concern, take our system check below:

  • Rashes – Depending on person this can vary in characteristics from patches to scaling spots covering the majority of the body.
  • Grey & silver scaling – This can appear in purple tone or pink/red depending on the skin tone.
  • Dry, cracked skin – This can also bleed in more severe cases.
  • Itching & tenderness.

The symptoms of psoriasis vary depending on the type but commonly include red patches of skin covered with thick, silvery scales, dry or cracked skin that may bleed, and itching or soreness. Psoriasis is often confused with eczema or dermatitis. However, its well-defined borders and the presence of thick scales can help in its identification.

How can we help?

Although the skin condition cannot be cleared or cured, Psoriasis can be managed and controlled when flare up’s occur or to help prevent. As a medical skin care provider, we offer a full complimentary initial skin analysis with our medical skin experts to begin your skin health journey to help your Psoriasis. We will assess, diagnose, treat and prescribe you through your full treatment plan, as well as reviewing your skin concerns progress. Psoriasis can be controlled with a combination of in clinic treatments and a home products.

In Clinic Treatments

IPL: IPL Skin Rejuvenation uses high powered computer controlled flash gun to deliver broad spectrum pulses of light. This treatment stimulates the skin to naturally regenerate whilst boosting collagen production.

LED Light Therapy: Incorporating professional-grade LED Light Therapy offers skin rejuvenation, reduces inflammation, breakouts, post inflammatory scarring as well as improving your overall skin health quality.

Calecim: Enhance your skin’s healing capacity with Advanced Stem Cell Technology, stimulating, repairing and regenerating damaged skin. Calecim professional serum can be in-cooperated into your Bespoke Treatment plan to help with skin regeneration and restoration.

At Home Treatment Plans

Your at home treatment plan is the basis to great skin health with long lasting results. At FTT we offer our Expert Obagi Skin Prescription Service to prescribe you with the right skin medication in more severe diagnoses cases, including a variety of topical creams.