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The Relief You Need

Are you frustrated with the itchy, red, and scaly skin of psoriasis? Perhaps you have tried steroid creams and oral medication with no relief. Maybe your problem is eczema or vitiligo instead. The itching, bleeding, and inflammation of eczema can be equally uncomfortable while the uneven pigment of vitiligo can make you feel self-conscious. Excimer laser treatment in Philadelphia treats all of these conditions during a simple outpatient procedure.

What is Excimer laser treatment?

Excimer is a laser that delivers measured doses of ultraviolet light to specific areas of the skin to treat the conditions described above as well as other skin conditions. The intense, measured doses of ultraviolet light break up patches of psoriasis and eczema while causing the proper color of pigment to grow in cases of vitiligo. Targeted laser therapy differs from traditional light therapy in that it delivers stronger doses of therapeutic light and requires fewer sessions to achieve the same results. Vitiligo treatment in Philadelphia does not harm the healthy skin surrounding the treatment area.

Expectations for treatment

Treatment with Excimer is fast and painless. This is what you can expect:

  • Two to three treatment sessions each week for several weeks or more
  • You should schedule your appointments a minimum of 48 hours apart
  • You will feel a sensation of warmth but no pain while the doctor moves the Excimer laser over your skin
  • You may experience temporary redness, itching, burning, or stinging after the procedure
  • Darkening or lightening of the skin is normal, especially if you’re receiving treatment for vitiligo

Please contact the Dermatologic SurgiCenter to learn more about Excimer or to request an appointment for treatment or your psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, or other skin conditions. It won’t be long before you look and feel better.