Laser for Psoriasis is designed to target the psoriasis and not touch the surrounding skin.
Xtrac (Excimer) is one of the latest approaches in treating cases of severe psoriasis. This laser allows us to treat psoriasis effectively without harming the healthy skin surrounding the affected areas and additionally, we can use a higher dose to induce a visible reaction in the psoriatic plaque – which means – using higher power settings with less side effects, and in some cases, a shorter course of treatment is highly effective.
For widespread psoriasis we have the photochemical therapy NB-UVB, PUVA.
Narrowband UVB is now the most common form of phototherapy used to treat skin diseases (2008). “Narrow-band” refers to a specific wavelength of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, 311 to 312 nm. And it is consider the latest developed device of broadband source (290 to 320 nm).
PUVA or photochemotherapy is a type of ultraviolet radiation treatment (phototherapy) used for severe skin diseases.
PUVA is a combination treatment which consists of Psoralens (P) and then exposing the skin to UVA (long wave ultraviolet radiation). It has been available in its present form since 1976.
Excimer 308-nm laser is a laser light source that delivers a specific wavelength (308 nm) of ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. This new technology is a further development of narrowband UVB that delivers energy at a wavelength between 311-312 nm and has proven to be beneficial treatment.