10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year! On the stroke of midnight you revel in the explosion of colours in the night sky. The old year has gone out with a bang and with the new year you feel a pang… is it that telltale psoriasis flare-up itch or just itchy feet as your current treatment is no longer hitting the mark? When you think it is time to turn the tide with a new psoriasis treatment approach, start here for support on your journey.
Look to the past and future
The month of January is named after Janus, the double-headed Roman god symbolising transitions and doorways to new beginnings.1 In ancient times the Romans would look both ways like their god: contemplating the challenges of the old year and preparing promises for improvements in the new year, much like we do today.
So now you have spent the 1st of January recovering from the night’s festivities and reflecting on the vicissitudes of the past year, you will feel spurred on to open new doors and make new resolutions in the hope of a brighter future with psoriasis.
Then carpe diem
The start of the year really is the ideal time for change since this should be when you are most receptive to transformation, though of course one small step at a time. This year could be the one where you resolve to change your psoriasis treatment if your present therapy has not been working for you.
Your reasons could be multiple:
- Has your treatment stopped being effective?
- Are you sick of unwanted side-effects?
- Has it barely ever produced any encouraging results?
- Does it cause too much hassle in your daily life?
- Is it just too time-consuming?
The challenge of translating thoughts into enduring actions
You can relate to one or more of these questions, however translating the need for change into concrete changes is not an easy task. You might also be a little reluctant as you know how hard it is to respect a resolution for an extended period of time. Perhaps last year you decided you would work out more but, after a few weeks, life got in the way and you gave up going to the gym. If this feels like you, consider our tips for successfully sticking to a New Year’s resolution.
Furthermore, with every method you may have tried so far it could be getting even more difficult to find the motivation to change again. Indeed, it also takes persistence to find the right match between your psoriasis and an effective treatment.
We support you on your journey with psoriasis
We recognise the genuine desire for change, having worked with numerous psoriasis patients and their doctors to deeply understand their needs. That’s why we have developed Philips BlueControl Advance. The wearable chemical-free UV-free device harnasses Blue LED Light Technology to induce the skin’s natural relief processes.
The beneficial actions of Philips BlueControl Advance on the skin have been clinically proven.2,3 The device comes with straps to perfectly adapt to the body area requiring treatment, specifically targeting mild to moderate plaque psoriasis on the arms and legs.