Dermatologists are doctors who are experts in managing skin diseases, including psoriasis. The skin includes the hair, nails, the wet areas of the mouth and genitalia.

A dermatologist can treat severe psoriasis that is having a big impact on your life or requires specialist care.

Dermatologists use special treatments such as ultraviolet light (phototherapy) or medicines (systemic treatments) to manage your psoriasis. You need a referral from a GP to see a dermatologist.

You can see a dermatologist in private practice or in a public hospital clinic.

You can find a dermatologist near you at the Australasian College of Dermatologists.