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Psoriasis Treatment in Chelmsford

A chronic skin condition characterised by red, scaly patches appearing anywhere on the body.

Common Causes of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is not contagious but can be hereditary and may have various triggers such as stress, infections, and certain medications. Here are some more details:

Genetics: Psoriasis has a strong genetic component, with about 10% of the population having a family history of the condition.

Immune system malfunction: In psoriasis, the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells, causing the rapid growth and shedding of skin cells.

Environmental triggers: Factors like stress, infections, and certain medications can trigger psoriasis flare-ups in individuals with a genetic predisposition.

Lifestyle factors: Certain lifestyle habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and obesity may increase the risk of developing psoriasis or worsen existing symptoms.

Hormonal changes: Fluctuations in hormones, particularly during puberty or menopause, may contribute to the development or worsening of psoriasis.

Other health conditions: Psoriasis has been linked to other health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and depression.

Help with Psoriasis

At Charlotte Cole Skincare, we offer IPL (intense pulsed light) laser treatments to help treat psoriasis at our Chelmsford clinic. This non-invasive and safe procedure uses specific wavelengths of light to target the affected areas of skin, reducing inflammation and promoting healing.

IPL laser treatments for psoriasis have been shown to effectively reduce symptoms such as redness, itching, and scaling. The light energy helps to slow down the rapid growth of skin cells and can also improve the appearance of scarring from previous psoriasis outbreaks.

Our highly trained therapists at Charlotte Cole Skincare will create a customised treatment plan for each individual, taking into account their specific needs and severity of psoriasis. With regular IPL sessions, many patients have experienced significant improvement in their condition, leading to a better quality of life and increased confidence.

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Psoriasis Treatment FAQ’s

Can psoriasis be cured?

Unfortunately, there is currently no known cure for psoriasis. However, with proper treatment and management, symptoms can be controlled and minimised.

Is psoriasis contagious?

No, psoriasis is not a contagious condition. It cannot be spread from person to person through physical contact or sharing personal items.

Are there any natural remedies for psoriasis?

While there is no scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of natural remedies, some people have found relief from psoriasis symptoms by using ingredients such as aloe vera, turmeric, and fish oil.

Can stress worsen psoriasis?

Yes, stress is considered one of the main triggers for psoriasis flare-ups. It is important to manage stress levels and find healthy coping mechanisms to help manage the condition.

Can diet affect psoriasis?

Research has shown that a healthy, balanced diet can have a positive impact on psoriasis symptoms. It is recommended to avoid processed foods, sugar, and alcohol, and include anti-inflammatory foods like fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.