Psychodermatology Acne

Psychodermatology Acne


Professional psychodermatology treatment for acne

At Surgical Arena, one of the fields we specialise in is psychodermatology acne treatments. This a growing field as we discover more ways to effectively treat acne and other skin conditions. Psychodermatology assesses and treats any psychological causes of skin, nail and hair disorders. It can be used in addition to, or as an alternative to conventional treatments. Psychodermatological skin treatments are mainly used for acne, but they can also be used for psoriasis and other skin conditions.

How is psychodermatology used to treat acne?

Psychodermatology is a branch of dermatology that examines the link between the body and mind by combining psychology and dermatology. This is a cause-and-effect relationship that may affect people in both directions: skin illnesses can affect the mind, and vice versa. It refers to the psychodermatology of acne, psoriasis, cold sores, hives, eczema, and hyperhidrosis.

What is the connection between mental health and skin issues?

The skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is also the most visible. People who struggle with mental health issues often struggle with skin issues as well. Psychogenic skin problems occur when patients develop an issue with their skin due to psychological factors. Some skin problems such as acne or psoriasis can be psychological rather than skin disorders. In the case of acne, people who are more stressed, have a poor diet or sleep in a bad environment suffer from acne.

Psychodermatology is a growing scientific field. This stems from the discovery that many people suffering from skin ailments also had anxiety, depression, and other psychiatric comorbidities. A possible reason is that issues that affect appearance often have a negative effect on confidence and self-esteem. Research into this connection found that psychiatric conditions improved when patients received treatment for their skin conditions.

This connection is the result of interaction between the mind, endocrine system, and the skin.  Stressful situations, Anxious thoughts, depression, and anger impact the nervous system. These feelings and emotions don’t remain isolated in the brain, they can travel through the endocrine system, showing up on a person’s skin.

Are psychodermatological skin treatments common?

It is a common belief that psychological issues such as stress and nervousness may negatively impact the skin. However, pyschodermatology is not a common treatment for skin disorders. Nevertheless, it is an important area, and having experts in this field can offer tremendous benefits to patients.

Contact our clinic today for the most up to date skin treatments

Psychodermalogy requires our consultants to be psychologists as well as dermatologists. Issues such as anxiety, stress or depression can play an important part in the causes of acne, psoriasis and other skin disorders. By assessing various psychological elements, we aim to find the most suitable treatment for every patient. Contact us today to arrange a consultation and treatment or visit our website for more details.