Psoriasis appears as itchy, scaly patches (or plaques) that can get inflamed. You’ll find them most commonly on your knees, elbows, hands, feet, scalp or back, but they can show up anywhere. You might also notice it affecting your toenails and fingernails.
To treat psoriasis, we suggest topical corticosteroids, oral medications such as Soriatane and Methotrexate, injectable “biologics”, light therapy, and many other modalities.
XTRAC Excimer Laser
PhotoMedex developed the XTRAC® Excimer Laser to offer new hope to patients experiencing psoriasis, vitiligo, and other skin conditions. The XTRAC Laser focuses an intense beam of light on the targeted area without damaging the surrounding healthy areas. The XTRAC Laser effectively and rapidly clears the results of psoriasis, with few of the drawbacks that are common to most psoriasis treatments. A typical treatment takes just a few minutes as opposed to hours. You won’t have to apply topical creams on a daily basis or take oral medication either. Your healthy skin won’t be exposed to UV rays, so you won’t experience thinning skin or stretch marks.
These products are offered as over the counter product for treatment of psorasis which can be purchased in our online store or in the skin care boutique at Helendale.
Psoriasis on the body – Avene Akerat
Akerat smoothes and retexturizes extremely dry and rough skin with Avene’s special blend of therapeutic thermal spring water. This gently moisturizing cream turns unsightly patches of problem skin into uniform, elegant areas. Akerat is perfect for use on knees, palms, heels and other commonly dry spots, including areas suffering from Ichtyosis.
Psoriais on the scalp – Kertyol P.S.O. by Ducray
Red flakes covered with more or less thick scales appear on the scalp. This shampoo helps eliminate scales and calms redness and itching.