Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious inflammatory skin disease which affects approximately 2-5% of the population worldwide. In psoriasis, the keratinocytes of the skin multiply very rapidly and travel from the bottom layer of the epidermis to the surface in approximately 4 days as opposed to the usual 28 days. The skin cannot shed these cells quickly enough, so they build up and leading to thick, dry and flaky patches or plaques, commonly affecting the scalp, torso, elbows, and knees but can occur anywhere on the body.
The cause of psoriasis is unknown, although it is well accepted that there is an underlying genetic component which, when triggered, causes the immune system to produce an excessive number of skin cells. For this reason, it is termed an auto-immune disorder.
Whilst there is no known cure, psoriasis can be put into remission with a combination of effective treatment and trigger management.
You can expect to see results within 7-10 days. It is important that once improvement begins that you continue using the products as directed until your skin has cleared, and then slowly taper off products.
No, Once the condition is clear, you should wean yourself off the products—from two times to once daily.
No, the products do not contain steroids. The products contain essential oils, herbal extracts and oils that have anti-inflammatory properties that will soothe the skin.
No, these products are not suitable to use on eczema. For more information on treatment options for eczema visit www.mtdermaceuticals.com.au
If your eczema condition is severe we suggest you have a private consultation to learn more about the triggers and to have customized treatment protocols go to www.psoriasiseczema.com.au
Always see you’re your doctor if you are unsure of what skin condition you have.