Luma’s illuvinate Now Available for Drug-Free Plaque Psoriasis Treatment at Home

By | December 5, 2018

Luma Therapeutics, based outside of San Francisco, CA, is releasing its new illuvinate system for treatment of plaque psoriasis, an irritating skin condition. The device delivers ultraviolet light, within a narrow spectrum, to the skin using a powerful-stick on LED array, as well as humidification to soothe the area.

Patients who are prescribed the system, either by their dermatologist or through Luma’s telemedicine partner, are expected to use the device once a day on their inflamed problem spots. The system works to limit inflammation, rebuild healthy cellular structure, and hydrate the skin so it’s nice and healthy.

“Psoriasis is a chronic condition for which there is no cure, and there is a need for better treatment options. Most available treatments require ongoing compliance in order to achieve optimal results, and many patients are hesitant to consistently use medications, which may have long-term side effects, ” in a released statement said Dr. Jeffrey Sugarman, M.D., Ph.D., of Redwood Family Dermatology in Santa Rosa, Calif., and UCSF Health. “As a result, patients become discouraged and stop seeking treatment from a dermatologist. I believe that the illuvinate System will be a great option for many patients.”

The product is a “redesign” of a century-old Goeckerman Regimen, which is only available in specialized centers and requires a good deal of commitment from patients. The FDA-cleared illuvinate system can be used at home and doesn’t require any drugs, something a lot of patients with plaque psoriasis tend to stay away from.

Product page: The illuvinate System…

Via: Luma Therapeutics…