Psoriasis is a long-term chronic skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin. It is classified as an autoimmune disease, with no long term cure. In darker skin types the scaly patches associated with this skin disease can appear purple. These patches tend to be very dry and itchy which can cause extreme discomfort.
Types of Psoriasis and common treatment methods
The most common type of Psoriasis is Psoriasis vulgaris, or plaque Psoriasis. This makes for nearly 90% of known cases, Other types are erythrodermic, pustular, inverse and guttate. It is a genetic disease that can be affected and enhanced by environmental conditions. Management of symptoms can be done by topical agents (creams), systemic agents (injections) and UV phototherapy. UVB wavelengths such as the 308nm available on Alma’s Excimer 308 device offer a safe and focused treatment without risk to surrounding tissue.
Alma’s light-based treatments provide sufferers from this diseases with an alternative management solution that includes no pharmaceuticals and effectively alleviates symptoms in just a few quick sessions.