If you’ve suffered from psoriasis for a long time, you might have resigned yourself to the condition. However, we’d encourage you to look into today’s treatments! Unlike treatments of the past, which sought mostly to alleviate discomfort, modern approaches to psoriasis can drive this condition into remission.
So Long, Psoriasis
Today, many patients rely on a new line of medications known as “biologics” to relieve psoriasis. Biologics work to reduce inflammation throughout the body, treating the cause of psoriasis rather than just the symptoms. In fact, the vast majority of psoriasis patients who try biologics experience relief within six weeks. These medications can be incredibly effective, even for those who’ve suffered from psoriasis for most of their lives.
Other Psoriasis Treatments
In other psoriasis cases, dermatologists may recommend narrow band UVB therapy called the XTRAC Excimer Laser. Delivered in an outpatient setting, this laser treatment works to relieve psoriasis at a deep level, by disrupting the skin cells that lead to psoriasis. Virtually painless, this treatment is appropriate for patients of all ages, even pediatric patients. In combination with biologics, topical vitamin D, steroid therapy and other approaches, the XTRAC Excimer laser can work powerfully to heal psoriasis.
Why It’s Essential to Treat Your Psoriasis
Why seek treatment for psoriasis? The fact is that this condition can be more than skin deep. Indeed, it can indicate chronic inflammation throughout the body, which has been connected with heart problems, diabetes and arthritis. Healing your psoriasis is about promoting your overall wellbeing, not just clear skin.
Contact Us Today About Your Psoriasis
Take action against psoriasis. Schedule an appointment with a Skin Smart dermatologist today at 215-836-7212!
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