Laser Treatments

  1. Psoriasis Basics and the Excimer Laser

    Psoriasis Basics and the Excimer Laser

    The excimer laser—recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating chronic, localized psoriasis plaques—emits a high-intensity beam of ultraviolet light B (UVB). The excimer laser can target select areas of the skin affected by mild to moderate psoriasis, and research indicates it is a particularly effective treatment for scalp psoriasis. Researchers at the University of Utah, for...

  2. Considering Laser Scar Revision

    Considering Laser Scar Revision

    Overview   Laser skin resurfacing is a popular cosmetic procedure to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the effects of the sun, aging, and scars. It can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions including scars, wrinkles, sun damage, and many others. Laser light heats the dermis, stimulating the formation of new collagen and elastin fibers. With new advances...

  3. Laser Hair Removal for Summer

    Laser Hair Removal for Summer

    People all over are spending more time outdoors. Soon, summer will be in full swing, as will shorts, tank tops, swimwear, and more. Many of us—particularly women—will begin to fret over the body hair that sprang up over the winter. Suddenly, women are shaving their legs and underarms more, and even men are worried about excess hair. Forget all of...

  4. Laser Scar Revision

    Laser Scar Revision

    Sometimes scars plague us. We all have them; some are from weight loss and gain, others are from acne, and many more. You don’t have to live with them, however. You can get them visibly reduced via surgery, dermabrasion, or laser scar revision. Laser scar revision is a method for improving the appearance of many scar types—injuries, acne, etc. Lasers...

  5. Excimer Light Phototherapy for Psoriasis

    Excimer Light Phototherapy for Psoriasis

      Dr. Jacobson's daughter is 8 years old and has suffered from scalp psoriasis for 2 years. Despite twice daily intensive topical treatments and medications by her dermatologist mom, her psoriasis continued to worsen. She had itchy, scaly sores on her scalp and behind her ears that she constantly scratched. Most days she was pretty uncomfortable and often distracted at...

  6. Broad Based Light (BBL) Treatments for Aging

    Broad Based Light (BBL) Treatments for Aging

    As we age, our skin begins to show it at some point. Our skin tone changes and becomes uneven, we get suns spots, and more. There is no shame in it; it is perfectly natural. However, it is also natural to want to change these things. Broad Based Light (BBL) is capable of treating a number of age-related skin conditions...

  7. The Excimer Laser for Psoriasis and Vitiligo

    The Excimer Laser for Psoriasis and Vitiligo

      An excimer laser is a UV laser used in a variety of medical procedures, including the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo. Psoriasis is a condition that causes skin cells to multiply much faster than normal. As a result, the skin becomes raised and scaly. Vitiligo, on the other hand, happens when pigment cells are destroyed, causing white patches of...

  8. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and its Benefits

    Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and its Benefits

    Among the methods to treat skin damage is photorejuventaion—the use of lasers or light to treat surface skin conditions. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) takes the treatment further; it can treat a number of severe problems, including damage caused by actinic keratosis. Side effects are generally not severe, and the results can be substantial. The Procedure During PDT, the physician utilizes light...

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