Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition, which causes red, thickened, scaly areas of skin. Commonly affected sites include the elbows and knees, but psoriasis can affect any part of the body, including the scalp and nails. Some patients with psoriasis have a condition affecting the joints called psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is more common in those with relatives with the condition.

Whilst there is no cure for psoriasis, there are many different treatments, depending on what parts of the body are affected, and how widespread it is. Treatments include medicated creams, ultraviolet light therapy, tablets, and injections.

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Dr-Julia-Rhodes

Spotlight on Skin was created by award-winning Melbourne-based dermatologist, Dr Julia Rhodes.

Julia knows first-hand how overwhelming the skincare world can be, and that’s with over 10 years of experience practicing dermatology. Given that even she gets overwhelmed, she appreciates how hard it can be for those of you without a scientific background to make sense of all the information available, and choose products that are right for your skin…