Advanced Dermatology, P.S.C.
*NEW* Address: 715 Shaker Drive, Suite 132
Lexington, KY 40504
Fax (859) 288-5007
Leigh Ann Carter Beard, M.D. (formerly Scalf)
We are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care in a warm, personal environment. Treatment regimens are tailored to meet the needs of the individual. Options include a variety of medical treatments, as well as narrow band UVB and Extrac laser.
Light therapy is not just for psoriasis. It is beneficial for a variety of skin disorders, including eczema, dermatitis, pruritus (itching), prurigo, neurodermatitis, vitiligo, granuloma annulare, Grover's disease, lichen planus, and mycosis fungoides (CTCL).
Narrow band UVB (nbUVB) is a safe and effective treatment for patients with widespread skin involvement who are not candidates for, or who do not wish to use systemic medications such as methotrexate or biologics. It is also ideal for patients who are tired of applying topicals to large areas on a daily basis.
Treatments are conducted in our office. Generally, patients begin treatments twice per week, then decrease frequency as their condition improves. For faster results, patients may begin treatments four times per week if appropriate.
NEW: Extrac laser for psoriasis... This laser uses the same nbUVB wavelength as the stand-up unit, but it is concentrated (think of a flashlight). This laser works extremely well for plaque psoriasis in stubborn areas such as the scalp, elbows, knees, hands and feet.