Light Therapy for Psoriasis
We provide treatments for psoriasis, including phototherapy.
A chronic skin disease that stems from immune system problems, psoriasis accelerates the rate of cell turnover. This leads to the development of red, itchy skin patches, lesions and other symptoms. Sometimes triggered by environmental factors, psoriasis can also be hereditary. Psoriasis is not contagious, and outbreaks vary in severity. Although it is typically not life-threatening, some types may be fatal.
Types of Psoriasis
There are five different varieties of psoriasis, the most common being plaque psoriasis. It produces scaly thick skin and redness, frequently on the knees, elbows, scalp and lower back.
Pustular and erythrodermic psoriasis are sometimes life-threatening, therefore a professional evaluation is important if you think that you may have psoriasis.
Psoriasis treatment focuses on reducing or preventing flare-ups and other symptoms. Topical creams work for some patients, however many patients do not find relief with this treatment. One of the most effective treatments is UVB light therapy or phototherapy. It helps to halts skin cell overgrowth, relieve itching, heal inflammation and more.
If you are looking for the best psoriasis treatment in New Braunfels, TX, the dermatologists at Texas Dermatology and Laser Specialists can help. Call us at (210) 829-5180.
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