What is Psoriasis? Can It Be Cured?

What is Psoriasis? Can It Be Cured?

If you have psoriasis, then it’s likely that you’ve felt as though this skin condition dominates a lot of your thinking.  Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition with unknown causes; however, researchers believe that psoriasis can be genetic.  Whatever the cause of psoriasis, there’s no known cure, which means that people with this skin condition need treatments that manage symptoms.

Since psoriasis is an immune-related disorder, it commonly flares up as a result of stress, illness, or infection.  Psoriasis often appears as scaly, itchy, and red patches of skin on the scalp, neck, arms, elbows, knees, and back.  These patches can be so dry that they appear to burn or crack, which can be painful.  Some outbreaks of psoriasis take weeks or months to dissipate; some cases of psoriasis can take years to disappear.

If you suffer from psoriasis, Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA is pleased to offer a treatment that helps with long-term management of symptoms.  Xtrac for Psoriasis is a laser light treatment that targets patches of lesions; the light helps to clear up the lesions without requiring the use of creams or prescription medications.  Results can be seen after a series of 10 to 12 sessions, with results that can last up to a year or more.

Xtrac for psoriasis is typically covered by many insurance plans; our office can help you determine if your health plan will cover the cost of your treatments. Xtrac is also approved to treat atopic dermatitis (itchy eczema) and vitiligo.

Even though this skin condition can’t be cured, Xtrac can make it possible to live without painful psoriasis outbreaks.  To learn more about this innovative treatment, schedule your Xtrac consultation at Laser Skin Care Center today in Long Beach, CA.  Our board-certified dermatologists can help determine if Xtrac is the right treatment for your psoriasis outbreaks. 

2018-08-21T01:52:41+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|

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