PSORIASIS

KEY MANAGEMENT AREAS

  • ITCH RELIEF
  • WATER / OIL BALANCE
  • INFLAMMATION CONTROL
  • LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
  • GUT MICROBIOME
  • SOOTH AND REPAIR
  • IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST

IN CLINIC PROTOCOLS
Certain clinics offer full-body coal tar treatments and controlled light exposure. Drips for an immune boost.

THE PROBLEM:
Psoriasis is a chronic auto-immune condition that causes the rapid build-up of skin cells. This build-up of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. Psoriasis is now known to be caused by genetic factors and affects between 2% and 4% of the population. Although there are many patterns, the vast majority of patients present with dusky, red patches on the skin which, if scratched, produce a silver scale. Inflammation and redness around the scales are common. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed. The knees, elbows, scalp, and the area over the sacrum (lower spine) are the common sites.

THE SOLUTION:
Psoriasis treatments aim to reduce inflammation and settle the skin. Treatments can be divided into three main types: topical treatments, light therapy, and systemic medications. The simplest and easiest form of phototherapy involves exposing your skin to controlled amounts of natural sunlight or artificial ultraviolet light.

THE CAUSE:
Doctors are unclear as to what causes psoriasis but have managed to ascertain a general idea these being two key factors: genetics and the immune system. Triggers include infections like strep throat, excessive heat, sun exposure, certain medication, A.I.D.S, and autoimmune illnesses.

LIFESTYLE TIPS:
Avoid using harsh products on your skin, mild soaps and moisturizing creams products should be fragrance-free as alcohol in fragrance exacerbates irritation. Use products that reduce itching and scaling. Topical corticosteroids are the most frequently prescribed medications for treating mild to moderate psoriasis. They reduce inflammation and relieve itching. Topical retinoids (vitamin A derivatives) help decrease inflammation. Salicylic acid promotes the sloughing of dead skin cells and reduces scaling. Moisturizing creams alone won’t heal psoriasis, but they can reduce itching, scaling, and dryness.

PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS

  • DEEP PORE WASH
  • i4 MEDICAL MIST
  • SALICARE SERUM
  • RETINOL 2% UP LEVELLER
  • ULTRA REPAIR CREAM
  • ESSENTIAL LIPIDS

MORNING:
HEALING MILK CLEANSER
i4 MEDICAL MIST
SALICARE SERUM
COAT (SKIN FIX/ ULTRA REPAIR) SUNSCREEN SPF 50
INFLAMMATION POWDER + TELOMERE POWDER
MMS BIO-SPECIFIC AMINO BLEND

NIGHT:
DEEP PORE WASH / HEALING MILK
i4 MEDICAL MIST
RETINOL 100 SERUM
ULTRA LYMPH

WEEKLY ROUTINE:
LACTIC ACID 10% – 1 x per week if necessary

HOME CARE: DERMASYSTEM

  • ANTI-OXIDANT POWER SERUM +
  • SUN CARE SPF 50
  • RETINOL 100 GLOSS PEELING PADS
  • MSS BIO-SPECIFIC AMINO BLEND

THE RECOMMENDED SUB
PRODUCTS

  • HEALING MILK CLEANSER
  • i4 MEDICAL MIST
  • SALICARE SERUM
  • ULTRA REPAIR CREAM / SKIN FIX
  • NATURAL HAIR AND BODY WASH
  • ESSENTIAL LIPIDS
  • INFLAMMATION POWDER
  • GUT MONTH
  • TELOMERE POWDER
  • ULTRA LYMPH

Get In Touch

Call

083 447 7064

Email

info@dermaclinical.net

Address

66 Rivonia Road Chislehurston Sandton

Hours

Mon – Fri: 10am – 9pm
Weekends: 10am – 3m