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Let's demystify Psoriasis for Psoriasis Awareness Month, an annual awareness month (August 2023) aimed at educating the public on psoriasis and how it can be treated.
Here is everything you need to know from a consultant dermatologist...
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder that affects roughly 2% of the population.
The outermost layer of our skin, known as the epidermis, continually sheds skin cells in order to replace them with new ones. Those who suffer from psoriasis find that this process is sped up. What would typically take weeks ended up happening over the course of days. This increase in skin cell turnover is what leads to the symptoms that manifest as a result of the condition.
Can psoriasis be cured?
Many thanks to the author of this thoughtful blog Dr Anjali Mahto who is a consultant dermatologist at Skin55 on the prestigious Harley Street in London.
Dr Mahto has worked as a substantive consultant dermatologist in North West London Hospitals NHS Trust where she was also the lead for paediatric dermatology services. She is happy to consult both adults and children with skin, hair and nail disorders. Her areas of specialist interest include acne and scarring, rosacea, moles, and anti-ageing therapies including injectable and laser treatments.
If you are in London and want to find out more about Dr Anjali Mahto you can do so by clicking here
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