Psoriasis is a skin condition which causes the life cycle of skin cells to speed up rapidly. The skin isn’t able to shed all the excess skin, which results in a build up on the surface. This can be seen as red, flaky patches, which are often itchy and at times painful depending on the severity.

It is not known exactly what causes psoriasis, however it is thought to possibly be related to the immune system. There is no known cure, but the condition can be monitored and symptoms are generally able to be managed.

Psoriasis may be triggered or worsened by things such as stress, smoking, infections, heavy alcohol consumption and some vitamin deficiencies. It is essential to identify your specific triggers and avoid them as much as possible.

Regular microdermabrasion may assist in the management of psoriasis as it will help to shed the excess skin cells off the surface of the skin.