Lasering psoriasis away
A project by consortium partners Biomedical Engineering & Physics Amsterdam UMC, FTS BV and Multicare BV.
ABOUT PSORIASIS AND LASER TREATMENT
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease affecting a substantial subset of the population. Various treatment options for psoriasis are available, from creams to laser treatment, systemic medication and very expensive treatment with biologicals. Laser treatment provides a safe and effective treatment option with relatively few side effects and, in contrast to most other treatment options, usually results in very long treatment-free remission times.
Despite the effectiveness and extensive use of laser for the treatment of psoriasis, the exact working mechanism is unknown, which hampers further treatment optimization. Our joint project therefore focuses on elucidating the mechanism of action of laser treatment for psoriasis in order to improve treatment efficacy and prolong treatment-free remission times even further.