Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, bumpy, patches to appear on the face and body. Although it’s not typically painful, psoriasis can cause symptoms like inflammation and itchiness. If you think that you have psoriasis, Dr. Toni Stockton can help give you relief with the excimer laser. By working to reduce your psoriasis symptoms significantly, the excimer laser might just be your next miracle worker. Read on to learn more about this treatment option.
What Is the Excimer Laser?
As a handheld laser, the excimer laser works to directly target portions of your skin that are suffering from psoriasis. Similar to light therapy, the excimer laser is particularly popular amongst our patients because it doesn’t require quite as many treatment sessions.
What is Treatment Like?
If the thought of a laser treatment is enough to scare your pants off, you don’t have anything to worry about. As a safe, virtually pain-free, and effective way of getting rid of psoriasis, if fear has been holding you back, you may beat yourself up for not trying this sooner.
During your treatment session, you will typically lay flat on our table. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Toni Stockton will use the excimer laser to target your psoriasis patches. Lasting only a minute or two on each area, patients say that they experience a brief warming sensation.
What Are Results Like?
Most patients who receive excimer laser treatment experience results that last around 4-6 months. However, depending on your skin type and how severe your psoriasis is, your results may last a little bit longer or shorter.
Having psoriasis is enough to make you want to cover up your skin all year long. By causing red, itchy patches on your body, psoriasis can be not only embarrassing but uncomfortable as well. Luckily with the help of excimer laser, you can temporarily calm your psoriasis symptoms. To learn more about psoriasis and other treatments, contact Dr. Toni Stockton at Stockton Dermatology today!