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What are the different laser types used to treat psoriasis?

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Lasers designed to treat psoriasis include:

  • Excimer lasers release a focused, high-intensity beam of ultraviolet light.
  • Pulsed dye lasers destroy the tiny blood vessels that support the formation of psoriasis plaques.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology. Bhosle, M. , June 2006. FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira. National Psoriasis Foundation.


Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology. Bhosle, M. , June 2006. FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira. National Psoriasis Foundation.


Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

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