At-Home Treatment for Itchy Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a pesky skin condition that causes skin redness and itching, and despite the fact that more than 7.5 million Americans suffer from the condition we’re still searching for a definitive cause—and a cure. At this time, most dermatologists and researchers believe psoriasis is a form of autoimmune reaction, and there seems to be a genetic component. Regardless, most of today’s psoriasis treatments focus on alleviating the itching and redness, but there’s a relatively new option that I’m pretty excited about.

Most dermatologists suggest over-the-counter and prescription topical and oral medications that soothe the itching associated with psoriasis’ dry patches, but studies have shown that light therapy is effective as well. The good news is you don’t have to trek to the dermatologist’s office for weekly treatments when you have a unique at-home device called Levia. This self-treatment uses UVB light to control itching and redness on the scalp and elsewhere on the body.

The main advantage of Levia treatment is that it improves scaly patches without drugs, and you can treat problem spots in the comfort of your own home. In fact, 93 percent of patients with hard-to-treat psoriasis on their scalps showed definitive clinical improvement.

Although this device treats psoriasis at home, you still have to go through your dermatologist (or treating physician) for a prescription. Your doctor will indicate the treatment dose that’s best for your psoriasis, and then the device is sent directly to you. To learn more, talk to your dermatologist, or visit



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