Can I have laser if I have Psoriasis?
Laser treatment will depend on the severity of your psoriasis. For mild cases where ongoing medication is not required to control psoriasis laser will be an option. If you have occasional flare ups that heal well and the skin returns to normal laser will work for you. However if you have severe flare ups that result in the skin in the area you are looking to have treatment remaining irritated for long periods laser may not be an option. If the skin in your treatment area has weakened over time due to repeated flare ups the skin may be too fragile to treat.
This only relates to the treatment areas where you may be considering laser treatment. If you suffer from psoriasis on your knees and want to get laser on your bikini line this will not be an issue. If you are taking medication to control psoriasis you will need to have these meds checked before we can give you the go ahead to start treatment.
We assess every person on an individual basis as this condition can affect everyone in different ways. We use high levels of heat during this treatment it is important to establish if your skin can tolerate this before you start.