Psoriasis

Psoriasis can be a challenging condition that requires continuous medical attention and treatment. If the pesky symptoms of psoriasis take an emotional toll on you, we encourage you to turn to our Dermatology Centre for effective management of your condition through sound expertise and compassionate care.

Affecting millions of people every year, psoriasis is a persistent skin disorder caused by an overproduction of skin cells. The condition is characterized by red, scaly patches and cracked skin, and it can affect nails, joints, knees, elbows, scalp, feet, and other parts of the body as well. During psoriasis, the body fails to adequately shed skin cells which results in its accumulation on the surface of the skin. The condition is widely believed to be triggered by stress, damages or injuries to the skin, certain drugs and medications, and inflammation or infection.

However, numerous treatments are available to control symptoms and minimize the aesthetic effects of psoriasis. Our trusted dermatologists at American Hospital Dubai can properly diagnosis psoriasis and formulate a treatment plan to help reduce symptoms, improve complexion, and achieve clearer-looking skin.

Psoriasis has several types; each presents itself with different symptoms. Individuals may be diagnosed with multiple types at the same time.

  • Plaque Psoriasis: An overactive immune system leads to the accumulation of dead skin cells as flaky, red, or white scaly patches on the skin.
  • Guttate Psoriasis: It manifests itself as tiny spots of red color and in round shape.
  • Inverse Psoriasis: It is caused by the build-up of red lesions in skin folds.
  • Pustular Psoriasis: It is characterized by the formation of white pustules or blisters that are surrounded by red skin. These blisters often ooze fluids.
  • Erythrodermic Psoriasis: A rarer type, it leads to severe skin redness, accompanied by skin shedding, severe itching, and pain.

For patients who have been diagnosed with psoriasis and are searching for treatments to reduce symptoms, our team of skincare Specialists at American Hospital Dubai’s Dermatology Unit can help advise which psoriasis treatment will work best for you during your consultation.

Psoriasis Treatment:

There are several treatment options that may help manage the pesky symptoms of psoriasis. Your dermatologist will outline a customized treatment plan after evaluating your symptoms and considering your personal preferences during your initial consultation.

  • Topical treatments include medications to ease psoriasis symptoms and reduce occurrences in cases with mild or moderate psoriasis. For more severe cases, topical medication may be suggested in combination with other methods.
  • Oral or injected medications are prescribed when psoriasis is severe or doesn't show improvement with other treatments. Medications are taken orally or administered by injection to control psoriasis flare-ups.
  • Laser psoriasis treatment involves therapies that require exposing the skin to ultra-violet (UV) light to help manage psoriasis symptoms. This can be performed either alone or in combination with other medications to achieve the envisioned outcomes, while patients may require continuing follow-ups to maintain results.

If you’re considering Laser Surgery for the treatment of psoriasis, get in touch with our highly experienced dermatologists to further obtain details of your psoriasis treatment.

Book an Appointment:

At the Dermatology Centre of American Hospital Dubai, our skincare experts help treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis with the most advanced treatment options. To learn more about psoriasis treatment in Dubai, and how you can effectively reduce the appearance of red, itchy skin patches, please schedule an appointment with our skincare Experts.

Doctors Panel of Psoriasis

Micaela Churruca

Specialist Dermatologist

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Rasha ElFakharany

Specialist Dermatologist

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Roula Amer

Consultant - Director of Dermatology

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Sami Yones

Consultant Dermatologist

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Samir Hantirah

Consultant Dermatology & Venereology

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