Psoriasis Can Be Treated!
UVB Phototherapy can be used to treat psoriasis.
Ultraviolet B (UVB) is an effective treatment for psoriasis. Treatment involves exposing the skin to an artificial UVB light source which penetrates the skin to slow down the growth of affected skin cells. The use of Narrow-band UVB clears the psoriasis faster and produces longer remissions than Broad-band UVB. This is why at Mary Ruth Buchness, MD, Dermatologist, PC , we have chosen Narrow-band UVB as one of our choices to treat our patients.
Excimer Laser can target select areas.
The excimer laser emits a high intensity beam of ultraviolet light B (UVB) used to treat chronic, localized plaque psoriasis. Treatments vary by patient and usually take an average of 12 to 24 sessions. It is recommended that patients receive two sessions a week. We have had wonderful results treating patients with Scalp Psoriasis, the treatment course consists of topical steroids along with excimer laser treatments.
These treatments are covered by most insurance plans. For those without health insurance, the following are the price listings for UVB Phototherapy and Excimer Laser treatments:
6 session package- $135
12 session package- $240
12 session packages
BSA under 250- $500
BSA 250-500- $620
BSA over 500- $800