Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Laser therapy has proved to be a safe and effective therapy for nail plate psoriasis


Laser Therapy of Nail Psoriasis

Amany Nassar, Rania Elakad,Hadeel Atef Saeed

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 852-856

Laser therapy has proved to be a safe and effective therapy for nail plate psoriasis,
alone or in combination with other therapeutic modalities, being especially
beneficial with topical treatments. Laser can help to improve this resistant form of
psoriasis with high patient’s satisfaction [1]. A positive clinical effect of the laser is
supposed to be caused by its effect on angiogenesis and vascularity within the
psoriatic nail unit. Several case reports and clinical studies have been reported;
however, the results are rather contradictory. While some authors claim effects
mainly on nail bed psoriasis, others report more positive results on nail matrix
psoriasis, or even negative effects on nail bed psoriasis [2].