Psoriasis - or psoriasis - is a chronic skin condition in which skin cells grow at an increased rate, resulting in silvery or reddish patches of scaly, dry skin. As it is an autoimmune disease, a proper treatment is not yet known. ALMA Harmony XL Pro laser treatment provides long-term relief from this problem.
WHEN IS PSORIASIS TREATMENT WARRANTED?
The cause of psoriasis is unknown, but the predisposition to it is genetically inherited and it can develop at any age, but it most often affects the 15-35 age group. The disease can affect a larger area of skin, but most patients experience symptoms in a smaller area, such as the soles of the feet, or on the palms, elbows, or face. If symptomatic therapy does not bring relief, laser treatment will reduce the visible signs of psoriasis even after a few applications, and they will not recur for a long time.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FIRST CONSULTATION?
Prior to treatment, our dermatologist or aesthetic assistant will examine your skin, assess the extent of your psoriasis, and then make a personal treatment plan and describe the steps and effects of the treatment. Darker skin tones require a higher dose, lighter ones require a lower dose of energy.
PREPARING FOR TREATMENT
In the case of cosmetic and cosmetological treatments, no special preparation is required, but sunbathing and using the solarium should be avoided in the weeks prior to psoriasis treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING TREATMENT?
During the psoriasis treatment, our dermatologist or aesthetic assistant delivers the high-intensity light energy only on the affected skin surfaces, in a focused manner with the help of a special treatment head. An average of 15-20 treatments are needed to eliminate psoriasis plaques. The treatments should be repeated two or three times a week at first, and then, as the improvement becomes apparent, it can be continued on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Regularity of treatments is very important in terms of effectiveness: a missed treatment can reduce effectiveness and necessitate a return to the shortest duration of treatment. At the end of the course, our doctor will perform a final treatment with regenerating preparations and a sunscreen product. The treatment is painless and free of discomfort.
WHAT RESULTS CAN BE EXPECTED FROM THE TREATMENT?
Thanks to the treatment, the proliferation of cells may gradually decrease, the symptoms of psoriasis can recede, and the skin becomes healthy. Exfoliation ceases and the patient's quality of life can be significantly improved.
After the psoriasis treatment you can do your usual tasks. An important part of the aftercare is to avoid strong sunlight and tanning, to apply sunscreen every day, and to use the skin care and regenerating products recommended by our dermatologist, which suit your skin perfectly.