Experience the new blue light plaque psoriasis treatment   at home 

Blue light plaque psoriasis treatment

 

Blue LED light therapy is a new form of treatment for plaque psoriasis. It provides effective relief from plaque psoriasis symptoms such as itching, redness, scaling and thickness.

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What do you know about psoriasis and treatments? 

 

Itchy, red scaly patches on your hands, feet, elbows and legs can be a symptom of psoriasis, a skin disease that affects many people.

What is plaque psoriasis?

 

Psoriasis is a common skin disease that can affect all parts of the body including your hands, feet, elbows, legs, torso and head. It usually starts with itching or a skin rash, and can develop into unsightly red, scaly plaques on the skin. The most common form of psoriasis is called plaque psoriasis or psoriasis vulgaris.

What causes psoriasis plaques?

 

Psoriasis plaques occur when skin cells called keratinocytes regenerate so fast that they cannot develop properly (hyperproliferation). Another cause is unregulated inflammation that seems to be triggered by our body’s immune cells.

Is there a cure for plaque psoriasis?

 

There is currently no cure for psoriasis; only different treatments that help to alleviate symptoms of the affected skin areas (such as itching, redness, scaling or thickening) and prevent skin rashes.

What are the usual treatments for plaque psoriasis?

 

Conventional treatments for mild to moderate psoriasis include creams and ointments such as corticosteroids, vitamin D and analogues. In moderate to severe cases, light therapies with ultraviolet light (UVA or UVB radiation) and pharmaceuticals (known as systemic therapies) are often recommended. Blue light therapy for psoriasis is a new and gentle alternative that offers effective relief without the inconvenience and potential risks that patients may associate with ointments, oral medicines and ultraviolet radiation.

How does blue light treatment relieve plaque psoriasis?
 

 

The blue light psoriasis treatment developed by Philips uses LEDs (light-emitting diodes) set to an ideal wavelength that stimulates natural processes in the skin. It works in two ways: by regulating the production of certain skin cells, and by helping to control inflammation. It thus reduces the symptoms of psoriasis.

 

Philips BlueControl is the world’s first blue light therapy for mild to moderate plaque psoriasis. It combines the beneficial effects of blue LED light in one small battery-driven device.

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Blue light helps skin
to renew properly

 

When you have plaque psoriasis on your feet, hands, elbows or legs, skin cells called keratinocytes grow faster than usual and have no time to develop properly. This is what causes the inflammation and scaly plaques on your skin. Treatment with blue light helps the skin to regenerate at normal speed again – controlling the inflammation and redness without chemicals or UV light.


Clinical studies have confirmed the positive effects of blue light on psoriasis plaques.1,2 In one study, patients who were treated for 12 weeks experienced significant improvements to their plaque symptoms. In some patients, the psoriasis plaque even cleared up completely. After the treatment, the patients were observed for another month. In this time, their plaque symptoms continued to improve slightly – even without performing the blue light treatment. 83% of the patients said that Philips BlueControl was very easy and convenient to use.2

What users say about
treatment with Philips BlueControl.

I’ve tried so many plaque psoriasis treatments that didn’t work. Philips BlueControl is something completely different, which I wanted to try instantly. And it works!"

First, the blue light reduced the redness and scaling of my plaque. After a few weeks of daily treatment, the plaque is completely gone. It’s a very effective therapy."

Philips BlueControl is such a clean treatment with no grease and no hassle. I can use the device easily at home or at work.”

I’ve had no problems fitting it into my daily routine.
I prefer light to having greasy patches on my clothes every time.”

What users say about Philips BlueControl
I’ve tried so many treatments that didn’t work. Philips BlueControl is something completely different, which I wanted to try instantly. And it works!"

First, the blue light reduced the redness and scaling of my plaque. After a few weeks of daily treatment, the plaque is completely gone. It’s a very effective therapy."

Philips BlueControl is such a clean treatment with no grease and no hassle. I can use the device easily at home or at work. I find it’s quicker than creams.”

I’ve had no problems fitting it into my daily routine.
I prefer light to having greasy patches on my clothes every time.”

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1. Weinstabl A et al. Prospective randomized study on the efficacy of blue light in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris. Dermatology. 2011; 223(3): 251-9.

2. Pfaff S et al. Prospective randomized long-term study on the efficacy and safety of UV-free blue light for treating mild psoriasis vulgaris. Dermatology. 2015; 231: 24.