Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a chronic, hard-to-treat skin disease that affects many men and women’s quality of life. Our team of board-certified dermatologists has the tools and treatments to help you calm your skin and live more comfortably.

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What Causes Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that creates thickened red areas of itchy, scaly skin. These spots typically develop near the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp and can flare in recurring cycles. Its severity ranges from mild, discrete patches to severe lesions that cover much of the body. In addition, the joints, nails, and even mucous membranes can become affected and inflamed during flare-ups.

Types of psoriasis include:

  • Plaque
  • Pustular
  • Guttate
  • Inverse
  • Erythrodermic

While there is no singular known cause for psoriasis, the immune system and genetic disposition are thought to play a role in development. Psoriasis is not a contagious disease, but it is chronic and incurable. However, regular treatment can reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms.

What Are the Treatments for Psoriasis?

Many treatment options are available for patients suffering from psoriasis. Mild psoriasis may be treated with special bath solutions and topical medications, while more severe cases can respond to oral medications, steroids, lasers, or light therapy.

The XTRAC® Excimer laser is another powerful treatment option for psoriasis patients. The laser addresses areas that are challenging to treat, such as the scalp, hands, and feet. XTRAC uses a concentrated form of UVB (ultraviolet B) light to target the DNA of T-cells, which are often the cause of psoriasis plaques. There is no downtime required after this procedure, and insurance will often cover treatment.

Xtrac Clear for psoriasis.

Dr. Ming Jih, Dr. Lucile White, Dr. Scarlett Boulos, and Dr. Ryan Riahi offer the XTRAC laser to treat psoriasis and vitiligo.

If you would like to learn more about psoriasis treatment, please request a consultation with one of our specialists at a location near you.

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