Excimer Laser Therapy is used to treat skin diseases including psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis. Excimer laser is a gentle and painless phototherapy laser shown to be effective in treating these difficult-to-treat conditions.
The excimer laser is different from cosmetic lasers that are usually associated with pain during treatment and post-treatment downtime for the patient. Instead, the Excimer laser delivers a highly energetic but painless beam of UVB light directly to the psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis patches through a hand piece that rests directly on the patient’s skin. It features advanced technology to precisely target only the affected skin and spare the surrounding healthy tissue from exposure. There is no downtime for the patients.
Excimer laser is changing the way patients manage their psoriasis and is helping them achieve rapid clearing and long remissions. The laser therapy can effectively treat stubborn plaques including knees, elbows, palms, soles, and scalp, even those that have not responded to other treatments. Patients come in two to three times each week for a quick treatment session that usually takes only 5-10 minutes each, for an average of 6 weeks. Patients begin to see results after only a few sessions and enjoy much greater self-esteem and a higher quality of life. Patients usually enjoy several months of treatment-free remission and appreciate being freed from the burden of applying steroids several times everyday.
Vitiligo patients’ treatment options are usually limited to topical steroids with limited efficacy and traditional phototherapy that often required hundreds of treatments and exposes all of the patients’ skin to UV, increasing risks such as photo-aging and carcinogenicity. Now vitiligo patients can benefit from the Excimer Laser Therapy’s proven repigmentation technology with none of the downsides of steroids or old-fashioned phototherapy. It allows us to precisely target only the white patches and exposes none of their healthy tissue, enabling us to achieve the best medical and cosmetically-appealing results possible.
Beyond the exciting clinical results, patients are thrilled that these laser treatments are frequently covered by their insurance, as they have recognized the efficacy and safety of excimer laser treatments and now reimburse for these treatments. This makes this state-of-the-art therapy affordable and accessible for patients.