At Dermatology and Skin Health, we offer many unique treatment options include narrow band UVB photo-therapy and excimer laser for those tough spots.
What is photo-therapy?
Present in natural sunlight, UVB light is an effective treatment for psoriasis. The UV energy penetrates the skin and helps the psoriasis to clear. We offer narrow band ultraviolet light treatments. Narrow band photo therapy releases a smaller range of ultraviolet light to the skin. This treatment may be safer, help to clear psoriasis faster and produces longer remissions than broad-band UVB. It also may be effective with fewer treatments per week than broad-band UVB.
We also offer the Excimer laser. This laser aims a high intensity Ultraviolet B light dose at a specific wavelength of 308 nm at the psoriasis plaque. The laser light is focused on the psoriasis plaque and never touches normal skin, thereby reducing the risk of UV exposure. Treatments usually occur twice a week over a series of weeks and may be covered by insurance.
If you have psoriasis, contact our office to set up a time to meet with one of our providers to determine if these treatment options may be right for you.
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