What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis occurs when your skin’s cells multiply too fast. Normally, the skin renews itself every 3 or 4 weeks. If you suffer from psoriasis, it happens every 3 to 7 days. This breaks down the protective skin barrier, allowing the escape of moisture and the build-up of plaques of thick, scaling skin.

Psoriasis can really affect your quality of life. The visible symptoms can often make you self-conscious, and the constant itching can be annoying and exhausting. Many psoriasis sufferers try different treatments. However, identifying which treatment is most effective can be difficult. Talk to your doctor if you feel a treatment isn’t working or if you have uncomfortable side effects.

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How Dermalex helps

The Dermalex range of creams and gels has been specially formulated to moisturise and protect your skin and keep your natural barrier strong and healthy. Each product in the range has been developed with a thorough understanding of the factors that lead to common skin conditions and clinically-proven to treat and relieve the symptoms that make problem skin so uncomfortable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

See below for our frequently asked questions on Psoriasis. For help and advice across a range of skin conditions and how Dermalex can help, please see our Help and Advice section.


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Clinical Research

Dermalex Psoriasis treatments have been proven effective and well tolerated in clinical tests [15, 17]. By normalising the skin cells production, Dermalex is clinically proven to provide effective skin treatment for mild to moderate psoriasis symptoms.

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2. https://www.psoriasis.org/cure_known_statistics
3. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/psoriasis/risks-of-psoriasis.php

15. K, N., PASI-based clinical efficacy of Dermalex Psoriasis, 2006.
17. Fritz K, B.B., Scherer J, Open Label Clinical Study with Dermalex Psoriasis, 2008.
21. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18262681
22. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/psoriasis
23. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriasis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355845
24. https://www.everydayhealth.com/psoriasis/living-with/smoking-makes-psoriasis-worse
25. https://www.healthline.com/health/psoriasis-prevention