When you have psoriasis, you may have red and white patches on the surface of the skin that are inflamed, scaly, and itchy.
This chronic dermatology issue develops when cells in the skin multiply faster than normal. Psoriasis lesions generally range in size and can form on the elbows, hands, feet, knees, scalp, and lower portion of the back. At Ciao Bella Medical Spa, practice founder Dr. Jon Ricks treats plaque psoriasis and other skin conditions using the Alma Harmony XL PRO laser. Working through a powerful, light-based energy, the laser handpiece can address these plaques to help reduce the symptoms of psoriasis, including redness and scaliness. Get in touch with our office in Frisco, TX to find out more.
The condition is believed to emerge due to an overactive immune system. For most people, this may not be an everyday problem. But when the body begins fighting infection or sickness, the heightened activity from their immune system will likely lead to an episode of psoriasis.
Pinkish or reddish spots of elevated, thick, scaly skin typically indicate the presence of psoriasis. These impacted areas are usually present on the knees, elbows, and scalp; however, they can be found in almost any location on the body. Reach out to our team to have your skin evaluated by Frisco psoriasis treatment provider Dr. Ricks.
While minor episodes of psoriasis may not have long-term negative impacts, moderate to advanced bouts of the condition could lead to psoriatic arthritis. When treatment is not sought, this type of arthritis can lead to chronic pain, disability, and joint deformities.
The Harmony XL PRO laser works through focused light to address psoriasis by slowing the proliferation of skin cells. Psoriasis treatments only take a few minutes to complete and typically produce a warm sensation and minimal discomfort. To see full results from their psoriasis treatment Frisco patients may need a number of sessions.
"The staff and Dr. Jon T. Ricks are always professional and happy. It’s calming to walk into a low-stress office for the patient. He’s thorough and friendly. The new office is awesome."
Jun 10, 2021 | L. | Google
"Dr. Ricks is a great doctor! He’s compassionate and understanding. He also takes time to listen to what I have to say instead of trying to rush me out, which is very important. He also takes time to call to check on me after the many surgeries that I have had, and that says a lot. Dr. Ricks goes above and beyond for his patients. A doctor that goes that extra mile and still has time to run a full time business says a lot. THANK YOU, DR.RICKS."
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Jan 19, 2022 | T.D. | Google
"I have been a patient of Dr. Ricks since we moved to Frisco in early 2000’s. I’m so blessed to have Dr. Ricks as my Doctor! He is kind and patient, and his staff is awesome!! Thank you for all you do!!!"
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"Dr. Ricks is by far the best OBGYN out there. From the first appointment, he has been great. His bedside manner is amazing, and he is truly knowledgeable and will spend the time with you to be sure you understand what’s going on, too. He will go above and beyond for his patients and has personally done that for me, as well as a couple of my friends that see him too. The office staff and clinical team are also top-notch…You’re not just another number to any of them. Hands down, the best office."
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