Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy dry patches. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that often comes and goes. The main goal of treatment is to stop the skin cells from growing so quickly. There is no cure for psoriasis, however there are many treatments available to help manage symptoms. Topical ointments can help relieve the itching and irriation, while non-biologic medications such as Otezla, can help control psoriatic outbreaks. Light therapy, such as the Excimer laser,,also proves to be effective in the treatment of psoriasis. Based on severity and location, our healthcare providers will determine what treatment option is best for each patient. Our patient-centered approach and extensive experience and background ensure that patients receive the treatment that’s right for them.
The Excimer laser uses a focused beam of UVB light to treat targeted areas of the skin affected by common skin disorders including psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, or atopic dermatitis.Patients who suffer from chronic skin disorders like psoriasis and vitiligo may notice a reduction in symptoms during the summer months. The source of these improvements is Ultraviolet B (UVB) light from sun exposure, which has been shown to help slow skin cell proliferation while minimizing redness, inflammation, and irritation.
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