What is Psoriasis?
When dealing with psoriasis, you are likely to have red, flaky, light-colored, or raised patches on the surface of the skin that can be scaly, itchy, inflamed, and crusted over. This ongoing skin concern is a result of cells in the skin growing too rapidly. Psoriasis spots tend to range in size and often form on the hands, elbows, feet, knees, head, and lower back. At Laser Beauty and MedSpa Center, board-certified nurse practitioner Lori Turner commonly treats Oak Lawn, IL and Highland, IN patients with psoriasis and other skin concerns through treatments with the Harmony XL PRO laser from Alma. Working through healing, light-based energy, our laser approach can address these plaques to help control the symptoms of psoriasis, like redness and itchiness. To learn if psoriasis treatment with the Harmony XL PRO laser might be an ideal way to address your condition and minimize your symptoms, get in touch with our Highland, IN office today.
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What causes psoriasis?
The condition of psoriasis is thought to develop when normal skin cells are accidentally targeted by the body's immune system. This may not be an everyday issue for many men and women. However, when the body starts fighting infection or illness, the heightened immune system activity could result in a case of psoriasis.
What does psoriasis look like?
Light red or pink spots of raised, thick, flaking skin tissue often signifies the presence of psoriasis. The impacted areas are usually present on the elbows, knees, and scalp, but they might occur in almost any place on the body. Reach out to our Highland, IN facility to have your psoriasis condition assessed by Lori.
What happens when psoriasis isn't treated?
While minor cases of psoriasis may not have long-term negative effects, moderate to severe cases of the condition may transition into psoriatic arthritis if you delay professional care. When treatment is not sought, this type of arthritis could cause debilitating pain, limited mobility, and permanent deformities in the joints.
How does laser treatment for psoriasis work?
Harmony XL PRO laser treatment at Laser Beauty and MedSpa Center utilizes targeted light to minimize the presence of psoriasis by slowing down the expansion of skin cells. These laser treatments only require a few minutes to complete and typically produce a snapping sensation coupled with mild warmth. Patients might require a number of appointments to improve a psoriasis issue.