At Bayside Dermatology, we specialize in a number of innovative laser treatments, using some of the most high-tech laser devices in the industry. One of our most popular laser devices is the Excimer laser – a specialized laser that emits a high-intensity beam of ultraviolet (UV) light. It is a popular treatment option for skin conditions such as psoriasis and vitiligo. The excimer laser is known for its precision, effectively targeting affected skin cells with a concentrated beam of UV light, leaving patients with softer, smoother, blemish-free skin with fewer side effects and no downtime!
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin condition that results in the development of thick, red, and scaly patches on the skin. The excimer laser treatment is an effective option for psoriasis because it can target only the affected areas of the skin, while minimizing the risk of damage to healthy skin in the surrounding area. The excimer laser emits a specific wavelength of UV light that is absorbed by the psoriatic skin cells, leading to their destruction. This results in a reduction in the thickness of the psoriasis plaques and a significant improvement in skin appearance and texture.
Vitiligo is a skin condition characterized by the loss of pigmentation in certain areas of the skin, resulting in the development of white patches. The excimer laser treatment can help treat vitiligo by targeting the areas of the skin where pigmentation has been lost. The laser emits a specific wavelength of UV light that stimulates the production of melanin in the skin cells, leading to the repigmentation of the affected areas. This process helps to reduce the overall visibility of the white patches and drastically improves the skin’s overall complexion and appearance.
Minimal Side Effects & Downtime!
One of the key benefits of the excimer laser is its precision. The laser can be adjusted to target specific areas of the skin, which allows for a more customized treatment approach. Because of this, the excimer laser is considered a safe treatment option for both psoriasis and vitiligo, as well as other issues, leaving patients with smooth, soft, blemish-free skin with minimal side effects or downtime, and a low risk of any complications.
Fast & Effective Treatment
The procedure typically involves a series of treatment sessions, with each session lasting between 5 and 30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. The number of sessions required will vary depending on the individual’s skin condition and treatment goals. Generally, it takes between 10 and 20 sessions for optimal results. But it’s important to understand that each patient is different and Dr. Zuckerman and his team will recommend a specific course of treatment for you during your consultation.
For more information on excimer and other laser treatments, be sure to contact Bayside Dermatology today.