Causing chronic discomfort, the effects of psoriasis are more than skin deep. It influences self-esteem, mental health, and overall wellbeing. At All Seasons Skin & Surgery Center in Saginaw, MI, Dr. Constance Scott can address your dermatology needs through psoriasis laser therapy. Let us help you find ways to manage your condition and gain a much-needed reprieve from your symptoms. Learn more about this condition and the psoriasis laser treatments we offer in our state-of-the-art facility.
What Is Psoriasis?
An overactive immune response, psoriasis is a chronic condition that causes skin cells to regenerate faster than normal. This leads to an accumulation of cells on the surface. The appearance may vary depending on the type of psoriasis, but often presents in the form of red patches, raised plaques, and scales that range from mildly irritating to severely painful. This condition can affect several body parts, including:
- Scalp and neck
- Skin folds
- Hands and feet
Patients with psoriasis often experience flare-ups caused by a specific trigger. While psoriasis triggers vary from patient to patient, flare-ups are commonly caused by the following:
- Stressful situations
- Certain illnesses
- Skin injuries
- Cold weather
- And more…
Knowing and avoiding your triggers can be helpful, but it may not be enough to find long-lasting relief. In this case, medical treatments are recommended, such as oral medications, topical steroids, ointments, moisturizers, and phototherapy.
Treating Psoriasis at All Seasons Skin & Surgery Center
At All Seasons Skin & Surgery Center, Dr. Scott uses an XTRAC laser and a full-body lightbox to treat psoriasis patients. Whether the condition is concentrated to a small area of the scalp or a large portion of the body, a series of laser treatments can help. We offer the following options:
- XTRAC Excimer Laser Therapy: This method uses high-intensity UVB light to target the DNA of T-cells, a type of white blood cell in the immune system that causes flare-ups.
- Full-Body LightBox: Phototherapy through our full-body lightbox lets us treat a much larger area. It works similarly to excimer psoriasis laser treatment, helping to relieve symptoms.
Laser treatment for psoriasis generally consists of multiple sessions, yielding positive results that progress over time. An established solution for this condition, psoriasis laser treatment is often recommended for patients who are unaffected by lifestyle changes, medications, shampoos, and creams. The benefits of phototherapy include:
- Slowing rapidly regenerating skin cells
- Reducing inflammation
- Giving the skin time to heal
- Relieving redness and irritation
As an experienced dermatologist, Dr. Scott works closely with each patient to provide personalized medical care. At your appointment, she’ll listen to your concerns, examine the affected areas, and craft an individualized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Though there currently is no cure for psoriasis, we can help you find much-needed relief.
Schedule a Consultation for Psoriasis Laser Treatment Today
If psoriasis is getting in the way of enjoying the activities you love, seek help from All Seasons Skin & Surgery Center in Saginaw, MI. In business for over 40 years, our practice can help put you at ease using modern dermatological treatments. Reach out to us today to book an appointment or to learn more about treatment.