Psoriasis is a common skin condition which affects 1-5% of the population.
Some patients with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis and it is now well known that psoriasis is related to obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
Psoriasis is a genetic and immune-mediated condition which can flare with stress, infection and some medications.
Psoriasis is a very treatable condition, especially since the development of biologic agents which modulate the immune-system and often lead to dramatic responses in even the most severe of cases. Most cases of psoriasis however are mild-moderate and can be controlled very well with either topical therapy or phototherapy. Perth Dermatology Clinic offers on-site phototherapy for psoriasis and dermatologist access to biologic agents for the treatment of severe psoriasis.