Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system attack our body, causing skin lesion, joint pain, stiffness, or swelling in and around your joint. One of the common signs is the silvery scaling and red plaguing that is usually not itchy. It usually appears on the scalp and extensor surfaces of extremities, knees and elbows for examples.
What is the cause and how to diagnose Psoriasis?
- Commonly affect 30 – 50 years old
- Skin injury (sunburns, scratches, vaccinations etc.)
- Medications (lithium, antimalarial, beta-blockers, quinidine, indomethacin)
- Viral and bacterial infections
- Family history
- Tobacco and alcohol
- Cold temperatures
- Race (People with fairer complexions are more likely to develop psoriasis than people with darker complexion)
The primary cause of psoriasis is not fully discovered and understood. But it’s believed that overactive T cells trigger increased production of healthy skin cells, more T cells and other white blood cells, especially neutrophils causing redness and pustular lesions.
It is crucial to work with a doctor who specializes in treating psoriatic arthritis – a rheumatologist.
Diagnosing psoriasis early is the key. If psoriasis is left untreated, it can result in joint damage that leads to severe physical limitations and disability.
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) as known as cold laser therapy
can reduce the proliferative activity of keratinocytes, modulate T cell immune responses and safely improve plaque psoriasis. Low Level Laser Therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain. It has been found that promotes increased immunity and intensive repair without heat or discomfort. Emitting a gentle beam to psoriasis affected areas helps to reconstruct damages cells to reduce inflammation, stabilise redness and itching whilst promoting strength and relief to inflamed and painful flare-ups.
Avoid Laser treatments if you have:
Lakeside Laser in Joondalup offers low level laser therapy (cold laser therapy)
- Lupus or scleroderma
- Sun sensitivity
- Xeroderma pigmentosum (an inherited disease that causes sensitivity to sunlight)
- Risks for, or a history of, skin cancer
- A condition that requires you to take medications that make you sensitive to the sun
to dramatically reduce the severity and duration of psoriasis attacks. Our technicians are trained to use cold laser therapy/ low level laser therapy for psoriasis. We have specific low laser therapy protocol that we follow.
Come visit our technicians at Lakeside Laser if you are experiencing Psoriasis either for skin lesion or joints and we can find the best treatment options available for you. Located in Central Walk, Joondalup; Central to Perths Northern Suburbs. We have visitors from many surrounding areas, such as: Carramar, Clarkson, Currambine, Tapping, Banksia Grove, Sinagra, Ashby, Burns Beach and Mindarie. Call to book your appointment on 9300 0095 or via our website “Book Here” tab www.lakesidelaser.com.au