Excimer Laser TX.
What is Excimer Laser?
The Excimer Laser is an exciting new treatment for psoriasis. It is clinically and laboratory proven as a highly effective wavelength for treating psoriasis. The Excimer Laser is designed to provide fast, effective relief from dry, itchy psoriasis lesions.
What type of results will I see?
Individuals with mild to moderate psoriasis may experience relief of symptoms beginning after one or two treatments with full clearance generally in 15 or less brief treatment sessions.
What does the Excimer Laser work?
Using a carefully focused beam of laser light delivered through an advanced technology light guide device, the Excimer Laser can treat psoriasis lesions quickly and effectively without anesthesia. The Excimer Laser concentrates the light only on the psoriasis lesion. In a fast, easy session, the nurse or medical assistant delivers the exact dose necessary to the exact lesion spot – minimizing exposure of healthy skin to random ultraviolet rays.
Does the Excimer Laser treatment hurt?
Most patients feel no pain or discomfort during the short treatment sessions. Occasionally, there may be a sun burn type response. While uncomfortable, this is often a good indicator that a helpful dose of laser energy was delivered.
What's more, the treatment has few of the drawbacks often associated with other psoriasis treatments, such as premature skin aging, skin thinning or resistance to medication. And the system can be used successfully on hard-to-treat areas of the body such as elbows and knees.
How long will the clearing last?
Each case is unique, but psoriasis sufferers who have experienced 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, which is typically several months, but you will probably need fewer treatments per year to remain free of symptoms.
Who should consider Excimer Laser Therapy?
If you have mild to moderate psoriasis, and you're unhappy with your current method of treatment, you should consider treatment with the excimer laser system. You may have tried topical medications with disappointing results. You may have experienced remission with numerous sessions of conventional phototherapy, but don't want to spend the time necessary to manage your skin condition. You'll probably get relief faster with Excimer Laser treatments.