It is a good treatment for those who suffer from psoriasis or eczema and over time is said to cure these patients completely of their ailments. The secret of the Garra Rufa lies in their saliva which contains a certain enzyme that is good for the skin!.
The fish strike and lick the plaques of the skin disorders, which have been softened by the warm water. This clears away the plaque scales, causing minor bleeding, and exposing the lesion to the water. This may also cause drainage of pus in patients with abscesses. The Garra Rufa prefer to attack diseased rather then healthy skin simply because it is easier to nibble at it.The fish nibbles at the diseased skin area, the upper skin layer is completely removed. At the same time the fish leave traces of their saliva on your skin, which results in Skin Renewal and Re-growth and normalisation of the affected area of skin. This process is absolutely free of pain. You simply feel a pleasant tickling on the skin to which you will get used to, very fast. These fish have no teeth, clear up the scared Skin through the actions of their mouth without causing any pain to the patients. Patients feel their skin becoming smooth. It is necessary to bath with the fish for two hours at a time each day, for 21 days to achieve the best result.