Treating Her Own Daughter’s Psoriasis with the Pharos

Dr. Elizabeth Jacobson is a board-certified dermatologist at Inverness Dermatology & Laser. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Jacobson treats all her patients with genuine compassion. But one particular patient is especially close to her heart—her daughter.

Dr. Jacobson’s daughter is 8 years old and has suffered from scalp psoriasis for 2 years. Despite twice-daily intensive topical treatments and medications prescribed by her dermatologist mom, her psoriasis continued to worsen. She had itchy, scaly sores on her scalp and behind her ears that she constantly scratched. Most days she was pretty uncomfortable and often distracted at school because of her psoriasis. Knowing that the next step had to be taken, Dr. Jacobson chose to treat her daughter with the Pharos excimer laser.

After just 3 weeks of treatment with the Pharos, Dr. Jacobson’s daughter had greatly improved and no longer required twice a day application of topical medications to her scalp.
This has been a life-changing treatment for her.



The Pharos excimer laser delivers a series of targeted treatments typically performed twice per week for several weeks to about 2 months depending on the thickness of the lesions treated. Treatments can be done on any area including the scalp, genital area, and the face. It is painless, effective, and extremely safe.



Pharos therapy is covered by Medicare and most insurance policies.