Psoriasis - Patients ask Dr. Ringpfeil answers
Please feel free to use the blog below to share information about Psoriasis or to ask Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil a question that might be of interest to others.
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|Narrowband UVB - Pharos excimer laser||effective||effective||effective||effective|
|Dovonex/ Vectical||solution||(cream)||ointment||Cream/ ointment|
|Salicylic acid||Solution/ oil||ointment||Gel/ cream|
Dr. Ringpfeil: " If I had psoriasis I would remove all elements in my immediate environment that contribute to inflammation. Specifically, I would avoid animal protein and fat, as well as highly refined carbohydrates. I would also avoid
" My experience shows that when you suffer from psoriasis you can enjoy long lasting relief after just a series of short treatments. The laser treatment is safe and effective in removing skin plaques that may not respond to gels or creams, which carry the risk of harmful side effects.
Here are a few benefits that I find in the Pharos excimer laser:
Please note... this laser technology might not be the best solution if you have wide spread psoriasis over the entire body or if your psoriasis gets worse with sun exposure.
The excimer laser treatment is covered by most insurance plans after precertification. Our staff will be happy to communicate with your insurance to issue the precertification for you. "