Psoriasis Treatment

ABOUT PSORIASIS TREATMENT

When you are suffering from psoriasis, you are most likely to have light-colored, red, flaky, or rough spots on the skin’s surface that are scaly, inflamed, itchy, and crusted. This chronic skin issue results when cells in the skin expand at a very fast rate. Psoriasis plaques generally range in diameter and usually develop on the elbows, hands, feet, back of the knees, head, and back. At Beauty Medica, our team often addresses plaque psoriasis and other skin issues through treatment with the Alma Harmony XL PRO laser. Emitting healing light energy, the laser handpiece can treat these skin concerns to help lessen the effects of psoriasis, like inflammation and itchiness. To find out whether laser treatments with the Harmony XL PRO technology could be a good way to address your condition and relieve your symptoms, call our Houston, TX facility.

HOW DOES PSORIASIS TREATMENT WORK?

Our team offers laser treatments for psoriasis with the advanced Harmony XL PRO laser by Alma. When your condition has been identified as psoriasis during your consultation, we will craft a customized treatment plan to help determine the number of sessions to address your condition. During a treatment session, you will be seated comfortably in one of our private rooms. Typically, anesthesia is not required for laser treatment. Your technician will pass the Harmony XL PRO laser handpiece over the plaques of psoriasis where they occur, and over the course of your chosen number of sessions, you should see an improvement in redness, inflammation, and scaling. Patients are able to return to their regular routine immediately after a treatment session.

PSORIASIS TREATMENT FAQ

What causes psoriasis?
Psoriasis is believed to arise when healthy cells are inadvertently targeted by the immune system. When it comes to many men and women, this may not be an everyday problem. But when the body is affected by infection or illness, the increase in immune system activity may result in an episode of psoriasis.

How does psoriasis appear?
Pink or red patches of raised, thickened, scaly skin tissue commonly signifies a psoriasis condition. The affected areas are usually located on the elbows, scalp, and knees; however, they may be found in nearly any location on a patient’s body. Reach out to our Houston, TX facility to have your psoriasis concerns assessed by Dr. Sorkin.

What happens when psoriasis isn’t treated?
Although minor bouts of psoriasis might not have long-term negative results, moderate to severe episodes of the condition may transition into psoriatic arthritis if you delay treatment. If treatment is not received, this type of arthritis could cause chronic discomfort and pain, mobility concerns, and joint deformities.

How does laser treatment for psoriasis work?
Harmony XL PRO laser treatment at Beauty Medica uses localized light to minimize the presence of psoriasis by decelerating the expansion of cells in the skin. These laser treatments only take a few minutes to complete and generally produce a snapping sensation coupled with a mild warmth. Patients may need a series of visits to address their plaque psoriasis condition.

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TO TREAT PSORIASIS

Psoriasis can have a detrimental impact on your sense of self-worth, and you may feel like you need to hide your skin from others. When left untreated, psoriasis can lead to psoriatic arthritis, which can cause great pain and discomfort so it is important to get treatment when you notice symptoms. If psoriasis is impacting your well-being, then contact our team at Beauty Medica in Houston, TX to learn more about how laser psoriasis treatment could be of benefit to you.