Psoriasis is a chronic disease of the immune system characterized by a variety of symptoms that mainly affect the skin. It can range from mild to severe depending on the amount of skin affected. If you are dealing with this condition, it is likely that you are wondering about your options regarding psoriasis treatments.
Normally, skin cells have a life cycle of about 30 days. During that time, they develop in the dermis and gradually migrate to the epidermis. In a patient with psoriasis, the overactive immune system accelerates the process, so skin cells reach the epidermis in a matter of days. The body can’t get rid of them quickly enough, so the skin cells pile up and form inflamed patches of skin.
In most cases, a dermatologist will start by recommending a topical skin cream or some type of medication. Some of these creams and medications can be bought over-the-counter while others require a doctor’s prescription. They generally work by slowing the growth of the skin cells and, thereby, reducing inflammation. Many over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, however, simply do not work. This is where XTRAC laser therapy comes into play.
At Southeastern Dermatology, we have found that XTRAC laser therapy has shown very great results, making it one of the best psoriasis treatments out there. During a consultation at our office, we can assess your unique situation and determine if this treatment can work for you. As the name suggests, this treatment uses a special laser to target areas of the skin that have been affected by psoriasis. It is generally used to treat mild to moderate psoriasis.
If you have psoriasis, you know just how upsetting it can be to live with the condition day in and day out. You want to cover up all the time instead of getting out there and making the most out of your life. But this doesn’t have to be you. Take a moment to schedule a consultation at Southeastern Dermatology to see if psoriasis treatments using the XTRAC laser can work for you. Our office is located in Lumberton, NC and we also serve clients in the Fayetteville, NC and surrounding areas. Contact us today to book an appointment to learn more about your options regarding psoriasis treatments!