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 skin and hair.
For those who need, or desire, treatment for psoriasis or vitiligo, the excimer laser is a great option, particularly for treatment on the face. It treats mild to severe disease on any body part, and can require fewer treatments than alternative therapies.
It is a safe procedure. The FDA has approved the excimer laser for the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo. However, having insurance cover this treatment is difficult because they are often considered cosmetic. As psoriasis and vitiligo can be very frustrating and often make patients feel self-conscious, the excimer laser is worth considering even without insurance coverage. For those suffering daily as a result of these conditions, this option can dramatically improve quality of daily life.
If you want to know more about the excimer laser for psoriasis and vitiligo, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.