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What Can the Excimer Laser Treat?

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Are you bothered by the uncomfortable symptoms associated with your eczema or psoriasis, or are unhappy with the appearance of your vitiligo? If this sounds like you, we have a solution! The Excimer laser is an effective treatment option to target these skin conditions for a more comfortable and confident you. Read on to learn more about this treatment and the conditions it can improve.

Treatment Areas

The Excimer laser is a great option for targeting the following skin conditions:

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, itchy, scaly plaques to appear on the scalp, elbows, trunk, and knees. It usually appears in early adulthood and tends to flare up and then go away throughout life. Psoriasis can be triggered by a number of factors, including the weather, smoking, stress, heavy drinking, certain medications, and more.

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a disease that results in the loss of pigment on any area of the skin and occurs when the pigment-producing cells in the skin are absent. It may be more common in families with others who have this condition, as well as in those with certain autoimmune diseases such as thyroid disease. Vitiligo can affect people of all skin types but it is more noticeable in those with darker skin tones.

Eczema

Eczema also called atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes itchiness and redness. It is a chronic condition, and it flares intermittently and then clears up for some time. Common symptoms of eczema include dry, itchy skin, red or brown-gray patches of skin, thick, small, raised bumps, and more. This condition is common in children but can affect anyone at any age.

How Does the Excimer Laser Work?

The excimer laser is a gentle and pain-free phototherapy laser. During treatment, a special handpiece will rest on your skin and deliver a strong beam of UVB light to the targeted area. It features advanced technology to only target the affected skin and leaves surrounding healthy tissue untouched.

This treatment is a great option for individuals who are looking to clear up the above skin conditions or achieve longer remissions, or for those who have not responded to other treatment options. It is also ideal for areas that are generally difficult to treat such as the hands, elbows, knees, feet, and scalp.

There is no downtime required following treatment, and results can be seen after a few sessions. Most people undergo treatment 1-3 times a week for the best outcomes.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about the excimer laser and how it can benefit you, contact HMGS Dermatology today to schedule a consultation appointment! We have three convenient locations in Marlton, Hammonton, and Camden, NJ.

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