Psoriasis Treatment in Malaysia

Dr. K & Associates Clinic provides effective psoriasis treatment in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, Malaysia. Harnessing the latest technology and products, we will monitor your skin condition and develop a personalised psoriasis treatment plan that will help you manage your symptoms.

About Dr. K &
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Dr. K & Associates Clinic is a LCP credentialed medical aesthetic clinic offering the latest non-surgical aesthetic treatments in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. Skilled in dermatological health and aesthetic medicine, our doctors are trained to provide patients with the highest standard of care. We believe in using a holistic approach to health and empowering patients towards total wellness.

What is Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition where the skin cells multiply much faster than normal and create a build-up of skin cells. The build-up of skin cells appears as scales or red patches on the skin.

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What Causes Psoriasis

Beyond skin-deep, psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes the body’s own immune system to attack healthy cells. This results in inflammation and other problems. Our team of experienced doctors can provide you with a skin consultation to plan the best possible treatments for you.

Types of Psoriasis

There are various types of psoriasis that can appear vastly different from one another. It is also possible to have two or more forms of psoriasis at the same time.

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Plaque Psoriasis

Plaque psoriasis, also known as psoriasis vulgaris, is the most common type of psoriasis. It causes dry red patches and white-silvery scales on the skin. They mostly appear on your elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back.

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Guttate Psoriasis

Guttate psoriasis commonly appears in children or young adults. This type of psoriasis causes small, pink and teardrop-shaped spots at the torso, arms and legs. 

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Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis appears as itchy, flaky areas on the head, which may spread to the forehead, neck and ears. Generally, they appear as raised, reddish, and scaly patches.

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Pustular Psoriasis

This form of psoriasis is characterised by tiny white pustules, similar to tiny blisters filled with white fluid. Pustular psoriasis usually affects the area of the palm of your hands, soles of the feet, fingers and toes.

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Nail Psoriasis

Nail psoriasis causes the nails to become pitted, and sometimes discoloured patches with an ‘oil spot’ can appear. It is not contagious and may resemble fungal nail infections, which can be difficult to identify without consultation with a doctor. 

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Available Psoriasis Treatment in Malaysia

Common psoriasis treatments include:

Topical treatments

These include lotion, creams and ointments that can be applied onto the affected areas of the skin. Some topical ointments may contain peeling agents, such as salicylic acid, that help soften psoriasis scales and make them easier to remove. Moisturisers also help prevent dry skin, which may cause itchiness and worsen psoriasis symptoms.

Phototherapy

Also known as light therapy, this psoriasis treatment uses ultraviolet light B (UVB) to target the affected areas and slow the growth of the skin. While this is an effective treatment, patients must undergo consistent sessions for best results.

Medication

A commonly prescribed medication is methotrexate which works by suppressing the immune system and stopping the growth of skin cells. However, long-term use of methotrexate may cause liver problems. Other conventional medications include cyclosporine, which functions as an immunosuppressant and retinoids, which reduces cell multiplication.

Another, more recent type of medication is called biologics. Biologics are used to target specific pathways in the immune system, tackling the cause of psoriasis rather than the symptoms. It is usually injected into the skin or administered intravenously (through an IV drip).

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Meet Our Doctor

Dr Kimberly Yap Hae Mun

Founder and Medical Director

Meet Our Doctor

Dr Kimberly Yap Hae Mun

Founder and Medical Director

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

While there is no cure for psoriasis yet, it can be controlled. With proper monitoring of your condition and symptoms, doctors can prescribe a suitable psoriasis treatment plan.

Before you stop your psoriasis treatment, always talk to your dermatologist. What happens after you stop your treatment depends on the type of medication, how well you manage your triggers and your medical history. Your psoriasis may stay clear (remission), return and feel like before (relapse) or return and be worse than before (rebound).

Psoriasis is an unpredictable condition. The duration of your remission can vary from a few weeks, months or even years. Most remission periods last between a month to 1 year.

Even without psoriasis treatment, psoriasis may disappear. Remission without treatment or spontaneous treatment is possible. In this case, your immune system has stopped attacking your own body cells, allowing the symptoms to fade.

Untreated psoriasis can lead to plaques that will continue to build and spread. These plaques can be quite painful and itchy. In severe cases, uncontrolled plaques can be infected and cause scars.