Psoriasis is a condition where skin cells are produced and shed off in scales or flakes too quickly resulting in thick patches of white, silver or red skin. These patches (or plaque) create increased inflammation, itching and flaking of the skin. Psoriasis patches can range in size and most often appears on the forehead, scalp, knees, elbows, lower back, hands and feet. Psoriasis is most common in adults. Whilst psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that is not contagious, triggers that can affect flare-ups include:
Whilst psoriasis cannot be cured, symptoms may be easily treated for long term relief.
Australian Laser & Skin Clinics offers Low Level Laser Therapy(LLLT) treatment for psoriasis to dramatically reduce the severity and duration of psoriasis attacks and can be used in conjunction with the frequent topical application of a soothing protectant such as Aloe Vera gel to relieve symptoms and in conjunction with your current medical regime.
LLLT is a medical grade cold laser that promotes increased immunity and intensive repair without heat or discomfort. Emitting a gentle beam to psoriasis affected areas, LLLT reconstructs damages cells to reduce inflammation, stabilise redness and itching whilst promoting strength and relief to inflamed and painful flare-ups, reduced discomfort. LLLT treatments are recommended at the very first signs of a psoriasis flare up.