Unfortunately, not everyone looks beyond a person’s skin to see what else is going on, and so some people with psoriasis face social stigma. There are also incorrect or delayed diagnoses and inadequate access to psoriasis care for many people around the world with psoriasis5, meaning the right care just isn’t always there to help people keep their condition in check.
But what can be done?This year’s World Psoriasis Day falls on Monday 29th October, and LEO Pharma will be raising awareness of the seriousness of psoriatic disease with the launch of I’m more than my skin – a campaign that asks the world to look beyond visible symptoms, to see the person behind their psoriasis.
On this page you’ll find two short videos about psoriasis and a collection of inspiring words from people who are living with – and triumphing over – psoriasis. If you feel moved enough to share your own stories of psoriasis, please use #immorethanmyskin so we can help start a movement.
You see, if we all talk enough about the seriousness of psoriasis, we can help advocate for better holistic management and treatment options and improved access to care for the 125 million6 individuals living with a psoriatic disease today.