By Elena Horton
What is Psoriasis? It’s easy to think of psoriasis as just a “skin condition,” but psoriasis actually starts underneath the skin. It is a chronic (long-lasting) disease of the immune system that can range from mild to severe. When your body has plaque psoriasis, your immune system is overactive, triggering skin inflammation and causing skin cells to be produced faster than normal. New skin cells are pushed to the skin’s surface in 3 to 4 days instead of the usual 28 to 30. Your body can’t shed the new skin cells at that fast of a rate. What does this mean??
So while new skin cells are being produced, the old, dead skin cells pile up on top of each other. As more and more new skin cells are produced rapidly, the old skin cells are pushed to the surface, forming the thick, red, itchy, flaky patches known as plaques.
The good news is that there are available treatment options and strategies that can help you live well with psoriasis.
This is where Whole Body Cryotherapy comes in…
Psoriasis responds well to cold stimuli, and with consistent daily sessions for the first two weeks, the itchiness begins to subside, and the scaling from the skin becomes less and less due to the reduction of inflammation.
With some Psoriasis sufferers being put on medications that decrease their appetite, another benefit of WBC is regaining their love of food and hunger. Additionally it can help free them from anxiety due to their skin condition and medications they have been prescribed.
Doctors are still unsure what exactly cures Psoriasis, but with such a quick and easy treatment option available – it can’t hurt to try it as an option for relief! If you’re suffering from Psoriasis, talk with your Cryotherapy technician about the severity of it, and then decide on the consistency of your treatment plan together! We’re here to help!