About Psoriasis Treatment
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 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."- L. / Google / Jun 10, 2021
"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 over 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."- A.B. / Google / Jan 20, 2022
"Great experience with Dr.Ricks and his staff! Look forward to going back. Highly recommend!"- T.D. / Google / Jan 19, 2022
"I have had the best treatments from Ciao Bella. I absolutely love Trish and Kayla. First treatment was the Alma Hybrid and have had the most amazing results. My face looks amazing after only 4 weeks!"- M.M. / Google / Jul 15, 2022
"On my birthday, I looked in the mirror and thought to myself, look how smooth my forehead looks now! All thanks to Trish and Kayla, the fabulous “mother daughter duo” at Ciao Bella med spa. I knew after my very first consultation with Trish that I was in caring and capable hands. I explained to her that I wanted to soften the appearance of my laugh lines, crows feet and forehead wrinkles. I also explained to her that my skin is extremely sensitive and hormonal. Trish recommended the CleatLift and we decided together to take a very conservative approach with my skin.I had sessions with both Trish and Kayla and they were both so sweet. After a few sessions I noticed that my skin was more radiant and glowing. My jawline is tighter and my melasma is less noticeable. Since I was so happy with the results of the ClearLift, I decided to go in for Botox injections. I’ve had Botox in the past but I was still anxious. Again Trish was so patient with me. She took her time and explained the location and amount of each injection. She wanted to take a conservative approach, giving me less toxin at first resulting in a more natural look. Plus I didn’t feel a thing! It was such a pleasant experience and I am thrilled with the results. I’m looking forward to my follow up visit next week. Thank you"- N.L. / Google / Jul 03, 2022
Laser Psoriasis Treatment FAQ
What causes psoriasis?
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.
What does psoriasis look like?
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 Frisco, TX location to have your skin evaluated by Dr. Ricks.
What happens when psoriasis isn't treated?
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.
How does laser treatment for psoriasis work?
The Harmony XL PRO laser works through focused light to address psoriasis by slowing the proliferation of skin cells. Treatments only take a few minutes to complete and typically produce a warm sensation and minimal discomfort. Individuals may need a number of sessions to address a psoriasis condition.