Second most prevalent disorder treated at the Hydrotherapy Center, psoriasis is characterized by scaly red patches that form on the scalp, knees and elbows, and may occasionally affect the nails. In the more severe cases,
skin involvement can be generalized (erythrodermis) and may spread to the joints. This type of dermatosis develops chronically, with flareups punctuated by periods of remission that vary in length, when the presence of lesions is minimal.
- At all stages and wherever psoriasis appears,
- During flareups,
- Subsequently to flareups,
- Plaque psoriasis,
- Guttate psoriasis,
- Generalized psoriasis,
- Keratosis on hands and feet (thick and fissured psoriasis of the palms and soles),
- Psoriasis of the scalp
AT THE END OF THE HYDROTHERAPY TREATMENT :
- Complete cleaning of psoriasis lesions (underwater and filiform showers, scalp massage chairs)
- Reduction in inflammation and gradual elimination of lesions,
- Possible suspension of local treatments,
In season, possibility to combine with sun exposure under medical supervision.
For psoriasis, a skin disease that mainly affects adults, a significant improvement can be observed between the beginning and end of a treatment *
PASI - 54.4% at the end of treatment (on average)
* Merial-Kieny C, Mengual X, Guerrero D, Sibaud V. Clinical efficacy of Avène hydrotherapy measured in a large cohort of more than 10,000 atopic or psoriatic patients. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2011 Feb; 25 Suppl 1:30-4. * Epidemiological treatment process analysis at the Avène Hydrotherapy Center - Year 2010 STATITEC - Xavier MENGUAL
SUBSEQUENTLY (IN THE FOLLOWING MONTHS):
Reduced frequency of psorasis flareups, Fewer constraints for application of medicine
Chronic dermatosIs (eczema, psoriasis, etc.) represents the majority of all skin disorders treated at the Avène Hydrotherapy Center.
They require suitable treatments. Our hydrotherapy physicians evaluate and choose the treatments that are best adapted to each case.