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What is Psoriasis?

"Psoriasis is a common skin condition affecting 2-3% of the population of the United Kingdom and Ireland. 
It is very simply a speeding up of the usual replacement processes of the skin. Normally skin cells take about 21-28 days to replace themselves; in psoriasis this process is greatly accelerated, and skin cells can be replaced every 2-6 days. This results in an accumulation of skin cells on the surface of the skin, in the form of a psoriatic plaque. This process is the same wherever it occurs on the body."

 

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