Have Psoriasis? How Laser Can Help
- Posted on: Aug 30 2018
Having psoriasis can make you feel extremely self-conscious about the skin that you are in. And not only that, but in some severe cases, it may be extremely painful or uncomfortable because it can cause excessive itching and burning. Even though there is no cure yet for psoriasis, there are ways that we can treat it. One of the ways that we like to help patients find relief from their psoriasis symptoms is with the Excimer laser. So, what is the Excimer laser and how can it help you feel more comfortable in your skin? Let’s take a closer look.
How Long Do Excimer Laser Results Last?
Let’s face it: you want your results to last for as long as possible. This laser treatment can last for several months on average.
What Do Laser Treatments Feel Like?
If you’ve heard horror stories about laser treatments that feel like rubber bands smacking your skin on repeat, then you may be scared of the Excimer laser. Luckily, one of the unique benefits of the Excimer laser is that it’s painless and it won’t affect the surrounding skin or expose it.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
How many treatments you will need will depend on how much psoriasis you have and where you have it. On average, patients only need a maximum of ten treatments to help reduce symptoms.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
During your initial consultation with our office, we will be able to determine whether or not Excimer is going to be good for you. An ideal candidate for this type of treatment is someone who has mild to moderate psoriasis on their knees, elbows, and scalp.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have psoriasis and would like to know more about laser treatment, visit Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center. Call us at (301) 259-0970 to schedule a consultation at our Glenn Dale office.