Put your skin first

Psoriasis

Psoriasis develops when there is a dysfunction of the immune system that causes inflammation. Although signs can appear anywhere on the body, the most common areas include elbows, knees, scalp, chest and lower back.

dermago online treatment for psoriasis - pink

About psoriasis

Common causes

Triggers for psoriasis can lead to an active outbreak of the disease or even its onset. These factors include stress, injury to a specific skin area, systemic infections, and the use of certain medications.

Impact on daily life

People with psoriasis may experience physical pain, discomfort and bleeding that disrupt daily activities. This can cause depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, poor self-image and feelings of loneliness.

Happy woman with psoriasis Psoriasis on arms and belly
Psoriasis on hands and arms Psoriasis on person hands

Types of psoriasis

There are five main types of psoriasis:

  1. Plaque psoriasis

    Plaque psoriasis (also known as psoriasis vulgaris) is the most common type of psoriasis, affecting about 90% of patients.

    It appears as patches of inflamed skin, covered by an accumulation of skin cells that form a white, scaly layer called a squama.

    Plaque psoriasis can develop on any part of the body, but most often occurs on the elbows, knees, scalp and trunk.

  2. Guttate psoriasis

    Guttate psoriasis comes from the Latin word gutta, which means "drop". 

    This form of psoriasis is characterised by small red, scaly patches of skin that often look like tears or raindrops. Hundreds of these small, drop-shaped patches can appear on the arms, legs, chest and sometimes the scalp. It usually affects children and young adults.

  3. Inverse psoriasis

    It is estimated that 21-30% of people with psoriasis suffer from inverted psoriasis (also called intertriginous psoriasis or flexural psoriasis). It occurs in areas such as the armpits, groin, under the breasts or buttocks, or any other area where the skin folds or bends. This type of psoriasis is characterised by smooth, inflamed lesions and may be moist to the touch. Inverse psoriasis lacks the scaling associated with plaque psoriasis due to the moist environment.

  4. Pustular psoriasis

    Pustular psoriasis is described as blister-like lesions filled with non-infectious pus and surrounded by reddened skin. It is a rare but severe type of psoriasis, usually seen in adults and often requiring immediate medical attention.

    There are three different forms of pustular psoriasis: generalised, localised and acropustulosis. 

  5. Erythrodermic psoriasis

    Erythrodermic psoriasis is the rarest form of psoriasis, but also the most severe. It is estimated to affect 1-2% of people with psoriasis and is described as a skin-like rash over the entire body. It can cause intense itching or burning and usually spreads rapidly.

Psoriasis treatment

With proper treatment, you can better manage your skin problems and enjoy a better quality of life.

  1. Topical treatments

    Different types of creams are applied regularly to the plaques until they disappear.

  2. Other treatments

    No systemic or phototherapy treatments can be prescribed.

According to the severity of your psoriasis, many options are available. Our dermatology team will recommend the best treatment for your condition.

Treatment options

Although there is no cure for psoriasis, a wide range of treatments are available to help control the disease. Generally, treatments fall into three categories: topical treatments, phototherapy and systemic treatments.

The choice of the most appropriate type of treatment depends on the form and severity of the disease, the size and extent of the plaques, the patient's response to a given treatment and the patient's preferences.

The doctor may change the dose of a patient's treatment, combine one type of treatment with another, or switch treatments to find one that works better for the patient.

How Does The Online Consultation Work?

Dermago's online consultation is quick and easy!

No need to wait months to see a dermatologist in person- we can take care of everything online!

  1. Complete the questionnaire

    To get started, simply answer a few questions and attach a picture of your skin concern.

  2. Choose your plan

    Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, choose your consultation timeline - get your plan in less than 24 hours.

  3. Get your diagnosis & treatment

    One of our medical experts will get back to you with a treatment plan. Prescriptions are sent directly to your pharmacy.

Treat your condition with dermago!

Choose your consultation timeline

Nurse Practitioner Consultation*

Obtain an answer within 3 days

$125

Recommended plan for a minor skin problem, follow-up or renewal

Dermatologist consultation

Obtain an answer within 24h

$195

Recommended plan for more serious conditions requiring urgent treatment

Start your consultation and then choose the plan that suits you best.

Looking to learn more?

These are some articles that may interest you

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

About psoriasis

Psoriasis is a widespread chronic inflammatory disease with autoimmune components, mainly occurring on the skin, but can also affect the joints and other organs as associated diseases. This condition is usually recognised by the...
Psoriasis

Monday, August 8, 2022

Natural Treatments to Relieve Psoriasis Symptoms

Dr. Marc-André Doré

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes an itchy scaly rash over large areas of the body. It is thought to be caused by an immune reaction that creates an overgrowth of skin cells. While there is no cure for psoriasis, treating the...
Psoriasis

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Knowing the Difference Between Eczema and Psoriasis

Dr. Marc-André Doré

Eczema and psoriasis are two skin conditions that may sound similar but are in fact very different. They both cause itching, redness, and irritated skin, and they both occur in adults and children. While only a doctor can diagnose eczema...
Eczema