What to Know About Laser Therapy for Vitiligo
- Posted on: Sep 30 2018
If having white patches across your skin doesn’t sound like your idea of fun then this article is for you. Even though white patches can be caused by a variety of different skin conditions, this article is going to focus on one of the main culprits: vitiligo. As a skin condition that causes progressive depigmentation in the skin, vitiligo is luckily a skin disease that isn’t painful but it can cause a lot of emotional distress. Luckily, here at our office, Dr. Callender has found a lot of success with one vitiligo treatment in particular called the excimer laser.
What Is the Excimer Laser?
If you are looking for a safe and effective treatment, then the excimer laser is for you. By using concentrated beams of light, the excimer laser works to target only patches of skin with vitiligo without causing harm to healthy skin.
Does It Work to Treat Vitiligo?
If clinical studies are indication enough of whether or not excimer works, then you’ll be happy to know that patients who have gotten excimer laser done have experienced repigmentation in just two to four weeks of treatment.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
One of the biggest questions that our patients have about excimer laser treatments is how many sessions they will need. The amount of treatments you will need is based on how severe your vitiligo is. On average, however, it usually takes fewer than 30 sessions for patients to get the full results.
What Does The Excimer Laser Feel Like?
One of the unique benefits of the excimer laser is that it’s painless. Additionally, because the procedure is fast and pain-free, there isn’t any sort of preparation work necessary.
Schedule a Consultation
If your vitiligo is making you feel more self-conscious than anything, then make sure that you schedule an appointment with our office today and give us a call at our Glenn Dale office at 301.249.0970.
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