Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition that can lead to lasting damage and potential disfigurement. Caused by a disorder in the body’s autoimmune system, psoriasis typically causes the skin to turn red and scaly, resulting in discomfort and irritation.
While there is no cure for the underlying disorder, there are effective treatments for the skin itself. If your Dermatology Consultants doctor makes a psoriasis diagnosis, he or she will recommend a course of treatment that may involve topical medications, systemic medications, phototherapy and others.
If you notice symptoms of psoriasis on your skin and would like to schedule an appointment with one of the expert doctors at Dermatology Consultants, call one of our Atlanta area offices today.
By using a carefully focused beam of light delivered through a sophisticated fiber-optic device, the XTRAC laser treats skin lesions caused by psoriasis quickly and effectively. Most patients obtain relief from this condition, including improved skin appearance, after a series of brief treatment sessions. For more information you can visit the PhotoMedex website.