Pharos Excimer Laser Treatment for Psoriasis from Southwest Michigan Dermatology

Dermatology in Kalamazoo
3/3/2019

Besides the undesirable look psoriasis gives your skin, it can also cause extremely dry and itchy, painful plaques (patches on the skin) that can crack and even bleed. The Pharos Excimer Laser is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for mild to moderate, chronic, localized psoriasis plaques. In this post, we will discuss the Pharos Excimer Laser psoriasis treatment and why it may be right for you.

The laser works by emitting a high intensity beam of ultraviolet light B (UVB) to the affected areas. This localized, painless treatment allows your dermatology professional to target your psoriasis, sparing the surrounding healthy tissue from exposure to the ultraviolet light. Research has shown that the Excimer Laser is particularly effective when it comes to scalp psoriasis that has been resistant to other treatment methods especially when used in conjunction with a topical steroid.

While, as with most treatments, individual response varies, it will take an average of four to ten sessions before you see results. In most cases, your dermatologist will recommend patients undergo two treatments per week, with at least 48 hours between treatments.

To summarize, the Pharos Excimer Laser is a laser treatment used to treat psoriasis. It uses a painless beam of UV light through a handheld device that targets affected areas of the patient's skin while protecting healthy areas of the skin from exposure. This treatment is more effective than topical creams or gels and can even provide patients with treatment-free remission for months depending on the severity of the condition. If you have psoriasis and have been looking for an effective, painless treatment, do not hesitate to call Southwest Michigan Dermatology today for more information.

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