Psoriasis and EczemaAround 3% of the world population endure the symptoms of psoriasis. Symptoms very in severity and can be physically painful. Lesions on the skin can crack and bleed and create a constant itch. It is not a contagious disease and can affect people from all backgrounds. Those with psoriasis and eczema often have a strong emotional reaction to having the condition such as embarrassment or anger. It can lead to ridicule or aversion by others based on a misunderstanding of the condition. Non surgical treatment for psoriasis using energy assisted devices can help ease symptoms.
What is Eczema?Eczema is a skin condition that has many forms but mainly affects the young. It is a dry, flaky, and itchy condition which can leave the sufferer feeling very uncomfortable and it can also affect day to day living. It can affect any part of the body and is, on the most part, triggered by some kind of reaction. Triggers can be external or emotionally. Some instances of eczema can be linked to emotional stress.
What is Psoriasis?Psoriasis is a chronic, relapsing, immune-mediated inflammatory disorder that mainly affects the skin. The condition causes the body's immune system to mistakenly 'trigger' skin cells to grow too fast. This results in an overgrowth of skin on the surface. There are many forms of psoriasis including nail psoriasis, plaque psoriasis, scalp psoriasis, guttate psoriasis (tear & rain drop), and pustiular psoriasis (palmoplantar). Eczema (also known as dermatitis) is a dry skin condition. It varies from person to person and comes in many different forms. It is not contagious. In mild cases of eczema the skin is dry, scaly, red, and itchy. In more severe cases there may be weeping, crusting, and bleeding. Constant scratching causes the skin to split and bleed and also leaves skin open to infection.
Who is affected?Psoriasis: 3% of the world population are affected. It affects male, female, young, old and all ethnicities. Eczema: 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults in the UK are affected by eczema.
What causes psoriasis and eczema?The exact cause of psoriasis and eczema is not yet known but it is related to the body's immune system. The cause or 'trigger' of eczema varies from person to person. Atopic eczema sufferers are genetically linked to eczema along with asthma. Triggers can be allergies, diet, swimming, household items, clothing etc.
How severe can psoriasis and eczema become?Psoriasis can vary from a few patches to widespread areas all over the body. Some sufferers also show signs of inflammatory polyarthritis (psoraic arthritis) which can cause major physical, psychosocial, and functional disability. Eczema depends on how well it is managed and if the sufferer knows the triggers. If unmanaged and scratched it can crack, bleed, and become infected.
How does treatment for psoriasis work?We have energy assisted non surgical treatments that can ease the symptoms of psoriasis and eczema. The 355nm wavelengths used can effectively modulate the activity of immune and inflammatory cell populations in the dermis and epidermis resulting in the reduction of the lympho cells, meaning the reduction in excess skin cells and a smoother looking skin. It also stimulates the production of collagen helping the skin to heal quicker.
How do I prepare for treatment?For psoriasis and eczema treatment no preparation is needed.
What can I expect from the treatment?The treatment for psoriasis and eczema is pain-free. You will feel some warmth in the area being treated. The non surgical treatment will last at least 15 minutes and will increase based on the severity and size of the area being treated.
How often would I have the treatment?For best results it is recommended that non surgical treatment for psoriasis and eczema is received 2 to 3 times per week.
How many treatments will I need?This varies from person to person. On average 12+ treatments will be required. CONTACT US NOW FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION
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WHAT PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY...*
“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have suffered with psoriasis for years, it has been a constant battle and one that greatly affected my mental health. I came to the laser clinic after reading an advert about the new ALBA machine. I was extremely dubious and disbelieving at first until I went for my consultation and all was revealed! one treatment and the 'itch' was drastically reduced, 12 treatments and there's only a slight shadow of where the psoriasis used to be. The treatment was completely pain free and I even took a book with me to read while my legs were being treated. Thank you again and I recommend the ALBA to all psoriasis sufferers.”
Mrs D Dickinson
“After suffering with psoriasis most my adult life I was dubious that this new laser would make a difference, but it certainly did! Ever after just one treatment the itchiness and redness had reduced. I've even had a proper full haircut for the first time in years as previously I was too embarrassed due to the flaking. It's certainly made a difference to me.”
Mr A Reffell