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Light Therapy
Natural ultraviolet light from the sun and artificial ultraviolet light are used to treat scalp psoriasis. One treatment, called PUVA, uses a combination of a psoriasis medication that makes skin more sensitive to light and ultraviolet A light.
Systemic Therapy
Systemic treatment is not usually used for scalp psoriasis treatment unless the psoriasis is located on other parts of the body. Doctors might prescribe systemic psoriasis medications or give psoriasis medicine through a shot.
Combination Therapy
If you choose to combine all three different treatment methods (topical, light, and systemic), you can often lower the doses of each. Combination scalp psoriasis therapy can also lead to better results.
(Click Psoriasis Treatment for more information about the options for treatment of scalp psoriasis.)

Research on Psoriasis

Doctors are learning more about scalp psoriasis by studying:
  • Genes
  • New treatments that help skin not react to the immune system
  • Laser light treatment on thick patches.
(Click Psoriasis Research for more information.)
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