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Psoriasis

Psoriasis

Psoriasis affects your skin, causing excessive cell production that creates itchy, scaly skin patches. If you develop psoriasis symptoms, visit Mikael Sarij, MD, at Evolve Medical in Farmingdale on New York’s Long Island. He offers advanced psoriasis treatments such as laser and red light therapies to reduce and often resolve your skin problems. To find out how you can benefit from their expertise in treating psoriasis, call Evolve Medical today or use the online booking form to request an appointment.

 

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes itchy, scaly patches. Psoriasis patches vary from person to person, ranging from dandruff-like spots to larger areas over a substantial portion of the body.

Psoriasis can be painful, cause difficulty sleeping, and reduce your concentration. It often goes through periods of remission when your symptoms improve, only to flare up again.

Severe psoriasis is life-changing and disabling. There’s no cure, but with expert treatment from Evolve Medical, you can enjoy more and longer periods of remission.

What causes psoriasis?

While the exact cause of psoriasis isn’t fully understood, it’s thought to be an immune system problem where skin cells grow faster than usual. This leads to a build-up of skin cells that create scaly patches called plaques. 

Studies also show that with psoriasis, infection-fighting cells attack healthy skin cells by mistake. Sometimes patients with psoriasis also develop inflammatory joint pain (psoriatic arthritis), adding to their challenges. 

How do you treat psoriasis?

Traditional treatments for psoriasis include corticosteroid creams and biologic medications. These treatments can be effective but have certain drawbacks. For example, prolonged use of steroid creams can thin the skin, and biologics suppress your immune system, so you’re more at risk of developing infections.

At Evolve Medical, experienced clinicians treat psoriasis with laser therapy and red light therapy. 

Laser therapy

Evolve Medical uses the Aerolase® laser to treat psoriasis. The Aerolase Neo Elite 650 microsecond laser therapy device uses light energy to offer safe, comfortable, and effective treatment. It’s suitable for psoriasis patients of all skin types and can reduce plaques even in people with severe psoriasis.

Red light therapy

Red light therapy stimulates mitochondria, the parts of your body’s cells that support energy production and tissue repair. Red light reduces inflammation, improves circulation, and encourages healthy new cell development. 

These treatments are painless and cause minimal side effects. You need to visit Evolve Medical several times a week for treatment sessions, which last around 15 minutes. The total number of treatments you need varies depending on the severity of your psoriasis and how well you respond to the therapy.

To learn more about cutting-edge psoriasis treatments and how they can help you, call Evolve Medical today or book an appointment online. 

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Evolve Medical
✆ Phone (appointments): 631-529-2008
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 631-253-1313
Address: 2080 Deer Park Avenue, , Deer Park, NY 11729