Psoriasis

Psoriasis

What we offer at Northern Dermatology

Psoriasis treatments include:


Biologic injections for psoriasis

New biologic injections are an excellent treatment for psoriasis. These injections are subsidized by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme if you have severe psoriasis. To qualify for these injections, the patient needs to fail to respond to phototherapy and oral therapies including methotrexate, cyclosporine and acitretin. From the first consultation, a minimum of 5 months is usually required to trial these therapies before biologic injections can be offered.

Phototherapy

Phototherapy is the exposure of the skin with ultraviolet light with precise increasing doses with each treatment. Phototherapy is used to treat conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema and others. The treatment is usually administered three times a week. Treatments only take several minutes and are offered between 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Hand and foot phototherapy

Phototherapy is used to treat conditions on the soles of feet and the palmar surfaces of the hands. Phototherapy is the exposure of the skin with ultraviolet light with precise increasing doses with each treatment. Typical conditions treated include hand and foot psoriasis or eczema. The treatment is usually administered 3 times a week. Treatments only take several minutes and are offered between 8am to 430pm, Monday to Friday.

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