Psoriasis Treatments in London

Minimise the effects of psoriasis with specialist treatments from our dermatologists.

Our Psoriasis treatment service

  • Initial Consultation

    During your initial consultation, our dermatologists will assess your specific symptoms and affected areas of skin. This allows them to determine the type of rosacea that you have and identify any possible triggers.

  • Treatment

    We can then recommend the best course of treatment including any dietary or lifestyle changes that may have a positive effect on managing the symptoms.

  • Reassessment

    If the initial treatment plan become ineffective, it will be reassessed and a new treatment plan will be recommended so that the most appropriate treatment is always in place.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin condition that is often characterized by patches of thick red, white or silvery skin. It is commonly found around the elbows, scalp, hands, feet, knees and lower back areas. Psoriasis can also affect the genitals or skin folds, such us the groin or under the breasts. It can make the nails look pitted, brittle, thickened or detached from the nail bed. It can also be related to psoriatic arthritis, which causes joint pain and swelling.

What Causes Psoriasis?

The exact reason for psoriasis is not currently known but research suggests it could be linked to a combination of immune, genetic and environmental factors. It is not contagious. The immune cells cause an accelerated skin cell growth, because the top layers of the skin grow very rapidly and stop shedding properly.  Certain environmental factors can aggravate psoriasis. These include bacterial and viral infections, alcohol, stress, skin damage and certain medications. Smoking and obesity can make it more resistant to treatment.

Types of Psoriasis

There are several forms of psoriasis that can occur, these are:

  • Chronic Plaque – This is the most common form of psoriasis and often appears on the elbows, knees, back and scalp. Symptoms include pink or red skin inflammations and thickened plaques with white scale.
  • Flexural – Characterized by raw, red areas in the groin, genitals, armpits or under the breasts.
  • Guttate ­– It is a form of psoriasis that causes small scaly patches or spots. It can be related to a streptococcal throat infection.
  • Erythrodermic – Erythrodermic psoriasis is a severe form of psoriasis that causes widespread skin redness.
  • Palmoplantar Pustular – This form of psoriasis is characterized by inflamed spots on the palms and soles that are typically filled with pus.
  • Pustular – Pustular psoriasis is the most severe form of psoriasis and takes the form of red, tender skin lesions that are filled with pus spots or blisters.

How Do We Treat Psoriasis?

Unfortunately, psoriasis is incurable but there are many effective treatments to keep it under control. Following a consultation with our dermatologists, we will develop a treatment plan that will best treat your particular symptoms.

Our treatments can come in the form of creams, foams, lotions, phototherapy, or oral medication. The treatments that are recommended can vary on a patient by patient basis depending on the clinical history and severity of the symptoms that are presenting.

If you’re suffering from psoriasis, don’t hesitate to contact us and book a consultation with our dermatologists to discuss your treatment options.

Why choose Skin Inspection for Psoriasis Treatment?

Located on Harley Street in London, our expert dermatologists have a wealth of knowledge and experience at their disposal to help provide extremely effective psoriasis treatments to our patients.

We use the latest technology to inform and provide nothing but the best treatments, working with our patients to develop the most effective outcome.

Skin Cancer Screening Clinic London and Beaconsfield

Full Body Mole and Skin Cancer Screening

Using the latest technology to take images of the whole skin surface from head to toe.

Results are stored digitally to establish baseline for future observation. Patients will receive a systematic full body dermoscopy examination. We take digital dermoscopic images of some moles.

The consultant dermatologist personally examines the patient and selects which moles need to have more detailed monitoring.

Contact us today to find out more about Skin Inspection

Worried about skin cancer?

Skin inspection is a private dermatology clinic in London and Buckinghamshire at the forefront of the battle against skin cancer.  Unlike some high street mole centres, we are owned and operated by Consultant Dermatologists to ensure that our patients receive the highest medical standards and patients’ satisfaction.

We give you world-class dermatology thanks to the expertise of our leading consultant dermatologists, the cutting-edge technology we use and the standards of care we provide. We go to the cellular level to make sure that your skin is healthy. We change patients from uncertain to reassured and from worried to confident.

Our doctors have largely researched and published in skin lesions recognition, dermoscopy and follow-up with digital imaging.  They have authored publications in high impact peer-reviewed dermatology journals, such as the British Journal of Dermatology and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Our staff has undergone rigorous training on diagnosing skin cancers early so they can be treated before it spreads or becomes too late for treatment altogether! If you want peace of mind when it comes to your health, then see us today!

Book an appointment online now or call  +44 20 3575 1474.