Psoriasis Series

Light Based Therapies for Psoriasis


Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75
Supported by independent educational grants from Ortho Dermatologics and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.

About this course

Skill level: intermediate
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 minutes
Release date: October 08, 2018
Expiration date: October 07, 2019


American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC), American Medical Association(AMA)


This activity is part of a 14-course series designed to equip licensed practitioners from medical, nursing, and related disciplines with a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients with psoriasis.

7. Light-based Therapies for Psoriasis

Light can work as an immune suppressor and therefore makes sense as a therapy option for psoriasis. Different light based therapies are available and the choice can be confusing.

Educational Objectives:

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different light based therapies available for treatment of psoriasis
  • Describe the mechanism of action of the different light based therapies available for treatment of psoriasis
  • Analyze the dosing and adverse effect as well as other challenges of initiating and maintaining light based therapies for treatment of psoriasis

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Tina Bhutani, MD Principal Investigator: Janssen, Merck, Lilly, and Strata Skin Sciences

Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and Dermeda

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Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75