If you are struggling with psoriasis symptoms, it may be time to consider psoriasis treatment at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates. We offer this and other medical dermatology services to residents of Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington, Annandale, VA, and surrounding areas.
What is Psoriasis Treatment?
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes rashes in the form of dry, red, itchy patches of skin. The exact cause of psoriasis is not known, so psoriasis treatment focuses on managing the symptoms so patients can enjoy smooth, clear skin. It is believed that psoriasis is related to the immune system, and flare-ups can be triggered by infections or cold weather. Being aware of the triggers that cause your flare-ups can help you minimize psoriasis symptoms. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates, we offer multiple treatments for the medical management of psoriasis symptoms.
How Much Does Psoriasis Treatment Cost?
The cost of your psoriasis treatment at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates can vary, and may be covered by health insurance. If this is the case, we will determine your coverage during your consultation in order to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. In an effort to keep our treatments accessible, we are proud to accept CareCredit® financing in addition to traditional payment methods.
What is Involved in Psoriasis Treatment?
At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates, our psoriasis treatment typically involves a combination of topical medications, oral therapy, and biologics. Biologics are derived from living organisms, and are able to target specific parts of the immune system that may be responsible for producing psoriasis symptoms. In some cases, laser treatment with the excimer laser can be effective for managing psoriasis symptoms.
What is the Excimer Laser?
The excimer laser is the laser system used for psoriasis treatment. The excimer laser produces a very specific wave length of light at 308nm, which is very effective for treating psoriasis. Excimer laser treatment can be a good option for hard-to-reach areas, or when topical solutions and other treatments fail to deliver the desired results. In many cases, the excimer laser can help produce results that last longer than other treatments. Psoriasis treatment with the excimer laser involves treatments multiple times a week for several weeks.
If you are considering psoriasis treatment at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates, contact us today to learn more or schedule your initial consultation. We welcome patients from Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington, Annandale, and the nearby communities of the DMV.