Excimer Phototherapy Laser for Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, and Vitiligo

What is our Excimer Laser?

This is an in-office treatment utilizing UVB light to treat various skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis. Phototherapy has been a form of treatment for these skin conditions for years, and we are often able to achieve remission. This is not a cure, but can improve the signs, symptoms and appearance of these skin conditions listed above.

The Excimer laser emits a single wavelength of UVB light, which eliminates other harmful UV rays. The laser targets only the affected areas of the body and does not expose healthy tissue to UV light. It is possible for this laser to improve psoriasis within 6-10 treatments, however, may take 10-20 depending on the severity of the area. These treatments are performed twice a week.

Excimer Phototherapy Laser

What should I expect from my treatment?

Our device is clinically proven to slow and reverse the growth of psoriatic cells, reduce itching in atopic dermatitis, and stimulate regimentation in vitiligo. The most common results we see are:

  • Improvement of existing lesions.
  • Quick resolution of new lesions.
  • Remission in some cases. It is possible for maintenance therapy to be necessary.
  • Only the affected tissue is treated, leaving healthy skin not exposed to UV light.

Are there any side effects?

With any treatment there are some associated risks. Your provider will discuss these with you prior to and throughout your treatment. Please contact our office if you have any additional questions or concerns prior to or during your treatment. The most common risks are:

  • UVB induced sunburn or blistering is common and should self-resolve. Please notify your provider if you start any new medications, as this could enhance the possibility of a sunburn type reaction.
  • Increased pigmentation may occur but is usually temporary.
  • UV treatments can cause dryness and itching.
  • UV treatments have been shown to age the skin over time with increased freckling and pigmentation.
  • Any form of UV light may increase your risk of skin cancer.
  • Please adhere to office guidelines during your treatment such as wearing protective eyewear and treatment recommendations.

How to prepare for your treatment?

Prior to your treatment, please keep the affected area clean and dry. It is important to not apply any lotions or creams on the day of your treatment, this includes any chemicals, retinols, or prescription medications. Avoid tanning outdoors or in tanning booths.  Please note that this is not a CURE and will require you to adhere to the treatment recommendations for best therapeutic results.

If you have questions about insurance coverage, please contact 1-800-800-4758. Government HMO insurance plans will require authorization, which our office will submit prior to your treatment.  For cash rates, please contact our office.