If you have Psoriasis, you know that you are living an uncomfortable life. The skin gets itchy, red and scaly. There are some topical and oral medicines that are available to reduce the effect of psoriasis on your skin but you have to take them regularly. Plus there could be side effects of medicines too. So is there any other treatment available with which you can get relief. The answer is yes. But first let’s have a look at what Psoriasis is.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is also known as Psoriasis Vulgaris. It is an auto immune skin condition in which the skin cells multiply automatically. Highly prone areas are elbows and knees, but it can affect any area, including the scalp, palms of hands and soles of feet, fingernails, toenails and genitals too.
There are some medical treatments available which are around topical ointments and light therapy aimed at reducing itching and removing scales. But these medications could have side effects too. So is there any safer option available?
A Safer Option
In this treatment, a focused dose of laser light is used to help areas of mild to moderate psoriasis. The best part is that it does not affect the surrounding skin at all.
This therapy is similar to the traditional laser therapy but the difference is that you need very few sessions with a UVB Laser as compared to the number of sessions required in a traditional laser treatment because UVB Lasers are much more effective. This treatment works equally well on all areas of body such as the elbows, knees, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and scalp.
UVB Laser offers the following advantages to the patients.
- It reduces the need for topical and systemic therapy
- It reduces the number of sessions required to see results
- Your healthy skin, surrounding the areas of psoriasis does not get affected by the laser beams so there is no risk to the skin.
The treatment consists of 1-2 sessions per week. The amount of UV radiation delivered is carefully calculated and monitored. Remission period depends upon the skin type, age, skin condition and other factors of the patient. Some patients have long remission periods after a single treatment. The average length of the treatment is of 7 weeks, approximately.
Are there no Side Effects of UVB Lasers?
The answer is not 'None'. A higher dose of laser might cause blisters on the skin. So the side effects depend upon the hands you are relying upon. At Aura Skin Institute, we have fully trained & certified dermatologists & laser therapists and they also give you the needed instructions regarding self-care post treatment, so side effects are not a cause of concern.
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