Phototherapy and Excimer Laser Treatments

Metro Dermatology provides cutting-edge Phototherapy and Excimer Laser treatments designed specifically for inflammatory skin disorders. These effective, non-invasive therapies can effectively treat a wide range of disorders including eczema, psoriasis, chronic itch, etc.

Understanding Phototherapy

Phototherapy employs narrowband UVB light therapy, harnessing the most beneficial aspect of natural sunlight to treat various skin conditions. This specialized treatment delivers light at precise wavelengths, offering multiple benefits, including:

  • Significant reduction of chronic itching associated with many skin conditions.
  • An anti-inflammatory effect on the treated areas, facilitating healing.

Metro Dermatology is equipped to handle a wide range of patient needs, providing targeted treatments for specific areas such as the hands and feet, as well as full-body solutions.

What is the Excimer Laser?

Excimer lasers utilize concentrated ultraviolet light beams to precisely target affected skin areas, offering relief without harming the surrounding healthy tissue. This advanced technology effectively treats stubborn skin conditions that are unresponsive to conventional methods.

Treating Skin Conditions with Phototherapy and Excimer Laser Therapy

These innovative therapies are effective against a range of skin disorders, such as:

  • Psoriasis
  • Vitiligo
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Pruritus
  • Other conditions shown to respond well to light therapy

Determining Candidacy for Treatment

Individuals with skin conditions that haven't improved with topical treatments and are known to respond to light therapy may be excellent candidates for Phototherapy or Excimer Laser Treatment. Eligibility for these treatments is carefully assessed based on overall health, medical history, and specific skin condition, ensuring the chosen method is perfectly suited to the patient's needs.

Understanding Potential Side Effects

The side effects associated with Phototherapy and Excimer Laser treatment are generally minimal, primarily involving temporary redness similar to a mild sunburn. To safeguard against any risk of eye damage, protective eyewear is provided during treatments. Any additional risks or possible complications will be thoroughly reviewed with you before starting the treatment.

Treatment Sessions and Expectations

While Phototherapy and Excimer Laser treatments can offer long-lasting relief without the need for daily upkeep, achieving the best results typically requires multiple sessions. The exact number of sessions needed varies, depending on the specific skin condition and its response to the therapy.

Your consultation with our medical team will include a detailed assessment of your skin and condition to tailor the most effective treatment plan for you.

To explore whether Phototherapy or Excimer Laser treatment is suitable for you, contact Metro Dermatology to book your consultation.

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