What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that impacts the body externally and internally, revealing itself in multiple organs including the skin, heart, muscles and bones.

Externally, the skin cells reproduce 7 times faster than normal skin, causing the skin to be thicker than normal. It is most easily recognized by red plaques with silvery scales. These plaques bleed easily when the scaling is scratched or picked off. Often these are on the arms, legs, hands, feet, elbows and knees.

Additionally, there is a long-term inflammation in the skin along with a mildly disrupted skin barrier which can often lead to chronic infection.

Psoriasis Treatments

Prescription treatment options such as corticosteroids, antibiotics, immunosuppressives and biologics are also available. Schedule an appointment to speak to one of our medical providers to see what treatment options are best for you.

Psoria-shield® phototherapy

UVB is targeted administration of narrow band UVB light with a handheld wand to small areas of symptomatic skin for treatment of Psoriasis, Eczema, Vitiligo and other conditions. Treatments are performed 2-3 times per week for optimal improvement. Narrow band UVB therapy is not a cure for the listed conditions but is a way to maintain or place certain conditions in remission.


PUVA is a type of phototherapy with ultraviolet A in combination with a topical psoralen (this drug becomes active when it is exposed to light). PUVA is for the treatment of Psoriasis, Eczema and other conditions such as Alopecia Areata. Treatments are scheduled 2-3 times per week for optimal therapy.

Narrowband UVB Phototherapy Light Box

For wide spread full body treatment of Psoriasis, Eczema, Vitiligo and other conditions. “Narrownband” UVB lamps emit light over a very short range of wavelengths concentrated in therapeutic range with minimizing the risk of the sun burning.