Psoriasis is a chronic disorder that causes thick red plaques with silvery scales on the skin. The thick scaling is due to a rapid increase in the multiplication of skin cells, Your body produces other immune responses which can lead to swelling and the rapid production of skin cells. Psoriasis symptoms tend to increase and decrease, but certain factors can cause flare ups, including, but not limited to alcohol, stress, medications, smoking and skin trauma.
Some patients may not respond as well as others. Psoriasis lesions tend to subside after the first or subsequent treatments.. Regardless of the treatment response, recurrence is common and can be caused by a number of lifestyle factors. It is important to understand that psoriasis is a chronic condition that can only be controlled rather than cured.
How many treatment sessions are required?
Individual results will vary, but can depend on the body surface that is affected. While some patients may see relief in just one treatment, other patients may need a number of treatments to achieve their desired result.
Do I need to use topical anesthesia? What about gels?
No. Anesthetics and cooling gels are not needed with LightPod lasers, because 650-microsecond technology makes it uniquely pain-free. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.
Is it painful?
There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. A slight pinching feeling may occur when using higher energy. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The LightPod Forte has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to 650-microsecond technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.
Is it permanent, or will psoriasis come back?
Psoriasis is typically characterized by having up and down periods where the symptoms heighten and lessen. While psoriasis is not curable, it can be controlled with laser light so that you may function and the redness will decrease. While psoriasis may improve with treatment and even be gone for a number of months, it may never completely go away.
Can it be used on dark skin?
Actually, LightPod lasers are the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of 650-microsecond technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper and/ or hypo-pigmentation. Patients with skin types IV-VI should be treated very cautiously, especially in the facial region, as they pose a higher risk of having hyper and/or hypo-pigmentations.