About Excimer Laser
The Excimer Laser offers a revolutionary new treatment for patients suffering from eczema. This laser uses a carefully focused beam of light delivered through a sophisticated fiber optic device. The Excimer system allows the practitioner to use high doses of UVB light necessary for fast, effective treatment of the eczematous patches, while minimizing the risk of exposure to healthy skin. For patients with recalcitrant eczema, this laser allows for quick, effective, and painless therapy. Patients can often obtain relief in just four to eight brief sessions, compared to 25 to 30 treatments with conventional phototherapy. Remissions are expected to last months.
- Effective clearing, often in as few as four sessions
- Treats eczema
- Treats white scars
- Treats white pigmentation induced by trauma, medical procedures
- Treats laser-induced hypopigmentation
- Treats vitiligo
- Treats psoriasis
- Provides long-lasting relief, typically several months free of symptoms
- Quick, easy treatment, sessions last only a few minutes
- Relief without messy creams and daily skin care regimen
Oral and Topical Medications, UVB Therapy, and PUVA Therapy.
How Does it Work?
The Excimer laser system is light-years ahead of other eczema treatments. Using a carefully focused beam of laser light delivered through a sophisticated fiber-optic delivery system, the Excimer system is designed to clear unsightly eczematous patches quickly and effectively. Because it concentrates light on active lesions, Excimer allows our center to deliver the high-exposure doses necessary for rapid clearing without the risk of damage to healthy surrounding skin. On your first visit, we will test your skin to determine your optimum dosage level. Then the Excimer hand-piece is moved over the affected area, applying laser light at your determined dose. This only takes a few minutes, depending on the areas to be treated.
Who is a Candidate?
If you have mild to moderate atopic dermatitis or eczema, and you are unhappy with your current method of treatment, you should consider treatment with the Excimer laser system.
What can I Expect?
Each case is unique, but eczema sufferers who have experienced Excimer treatment have found that relief can last for extended periods of time. Remissions are expected to last at least as long as with conventional phototherapy, but fewer treatments are usually required to remain free of symptoms.
Results may vary.
Safety & Side Effects
The laser has been proven to be safe when used properly. The specific risks and the suitability of these procedures for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally.
Does it Hurt?
Most patients feel no pain or discomfort during the short Excimer treatment sessions. A few patients report feeling a warm sensation like a mild sunburn at the site of the lesion. No anesthesia is necessary. Not only is the Excimer treatment free of pain, it has few of the drawbacks often associated with other eczema treatments, such as premature skin aging, skin thinning or resistance to medication. And the Excimer system can be used successfully on hard-to-treat areas of the body such as elbows and knees.
Before Treamnt Instructions
After Treamnt Instructions
Avoid excessive sun exposure.
Who Performs the Treatments?
Our physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses perform the procedure.
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*Results may vary.