Pharos Excimer Psoriasis Vitiligo Laser

PHAROS EXCIMER LASER FOR THE TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS AND VITILIGO
ACHIEVE RESULTS WITH THIS SAFE, EFFECTIVE, NO-DOWNTIME PROCEDURE

PSORIASIS

How does PHAROS EX-308 Excimer Laser work?
The EX-308 excimer laser creates a concentrated, but painless, beam of ultraviolet light that is delivered to psoriatic lesions through a hand piece that rests directly on the skin. By precisely targeting only active lesions without exposing healthy skin, the laser safely delivers high-dose treatment for fast clearing and long remission.

Who is a candidate for treatment?
The laser is ideal for treating mild to moderate psoriasis. Traditionally hard-to-treat areas such as knees, elbows, and scalp are easily treated, thanks to the laser's aiming beam and adjustable spot size hand piece. The targeted high-dose therapy can effectively treat stubborn plaques, even those that have not responded to other treatments. Ask your doctor if laser treatment is right for you.

How does treatment compare with other psoriasis treatments?
Unlike topical creams and gels, treatment with the laser does not require any daily maintenance. Each patient is unique, but some patients enjoy several months of treatment-free remission after completing about 8 laser sessions. Excimer laser treatments are painless and take only a few minutes. Equally important, some patients only need about 8 laser treatments, as opposed to 30 or more conventional booth sessions.

Is treatment safe?
The laser may have fewer shortcomings than many common psoriasis treatments. Due to the targeted nature of laser therapy, healthy skin is not exposed to the ultraviolet light. This may reduce the risk of premature skin aging that is often associated with lampphototherapy. There is no thinning of the skin, easy bruising, or stretch marks often caused by steroids, nor any of the systemic side effects caused by some oral medications.

What can I expect during treatment?
Treatment will take place in your doctor's office. First, your doctor will determine the best dosage level for you. Then, the doctor will place the hand piece directly on the psoriatic lesions and apply the laser therapy. You will hear a gentle hum and see a blue colored light from the hand piece tip. Most treatments take only a few minutes.

Does treatment hurt?
No. Most patients experience no pain or discomfort. A few patients may feel slight warmth shortly after treatment. This warmth is mild and short-lived. No anesthesia is needed.

How many treatment sessions will I need?
We create a customized course of therapy for you based upon the extent, thickness, and location of the lesions. Some patients enjoy clearing after about 8 sessions.

How do I prepare for treatment?
No extensive preparation is required for laser therapy. Just ensure that the skin to be treated is clean, dry, and free of any make-up, lotion, or creams containing SPF protection.

Are there side effects?
The side effects of laser therapy are minimal. Most patients report no side effects. A few patients have reported a mild and short-lived redness at the lesion site. More serious side effects such as blistering and hyper-pigmentation are rare and short-lived.

Are laser treatments covered by insurance?
Many national, state, and local insurance companies cover the laser treatment, but coverage levels will vary by plan. Talk to your doctor's billing staff for details about your insurance coverage.


Before                                                   After


Psoriasis before Excimer Laser                 Psoriasis after 2 treatments

What Patients Say about EX-308 Excimer Laser Treatments
"I've had moderate psoriasis since I was a child. My doctor told me he could help me achieve remission with the EX-308 excimer laser. I was skeptical, but now, for the first time in 10 years, I can wear short-sleeves and a bathing suit. I am experiencing remission for the first time in my life."
Marilyn R.

"The EX-308 is the only treatment that has ever worked for my scalp. I've tried injections, creams, shampoos, oral medications, and none of it worked. But, since I started the laser treatments, my scalp has cleared more than 85%. There is no pain or side-effects."
Gary D.

"When I started treatments, about a quarter of my face was affected. Now, after 32 treatments, the treated areas are more than 85% re-pigmented. People who did not see me before cannot detect I ever had vitiligo. If I had vitiligo any other place, I would definitely get EX-308 excimer laser treatments. It definitely works. There is no point trying anything else."
A.D.

VITILIGO

Treatment of a Vitiligo with Pharos EX-308 Excimer Laser

OVERVIEW
Excimer lasers can treat vitiligo more effectively, safely, and conveniently than topical creams, UVB booths, or PUVA.

Effective: Clinical studies show that patients treated with the Excimer laser system achieve greater repigmentation in 2 to 4 weeks than with any other present vitiligo therapy.

Is treatment safe?
The laser may have fewer shortcomings than many common vitiligo treatments. Due to the targeted nature of laser therapy, healthy skin exposure to the ultraviolet light is limited. This reduces the total UV radiation and may lower the risk of premature skin aging and carcinogenesis that is often associated with UVB booths and PUVA. There is no thinning of the skin, easy bruising, or stretch marks often caused by steroids, nor any of the nausea or vomiting caused by psoralen.

What can I expect during treatment?
Treatment will take place in your doctor's office. First, your doctor will determine the best dosage level for you. Then, the doctor will place the hand piece directly on the vitiligo patch and apply the laser therapy. You will hear a gentle hum and see a blue colored light from the hand piece tip. Most treatments take only a few minutes.

Does treatment hurt?
No. Most patients experience no pain or discomfort. A few patients may feel slight warmth shortly after treatment. This warmth is mild and short-lived. No anesthesia is needed.

How many treatment sessions will I need?
Your doctor will create a customized course of therapy for you based upon the extent, degree of depigmentation, and location of the patches. Patients may enjoy repigmentation after 30 or fewer sessions.

How do I prepare for treatment?
No extensive preparation is required for laser therapy. Just ensure that the skin to be treated is clean, dry, and free of any make-up, lotion, or creams containing SPF protection.

Are there side effects?
The side effects of laser therapy are minimal. Most patients report no side effects. A few patients have reported a mild and short-lived redness at the treatment site. More serious side effects such as blistering and hyper-pigmentation are rare and short-lived.

Are laser treatments covered by insurance?
Some national, state, and local insurance companies cover the laser treatment, but coverage levels will vary by plan.  

 



What Patients Say about EX-308 Excimer Laser Treatments

"When I started treatments, about a quarter of my face was affected. Now, after 32 treatments, the treated areas are more than 85% repigmented. People who did not see me before cannot detect I ever had vitiligo. If I had vitiligo any other place, I would definitely get EX-308 excimer laser treatments. It definitely works. There is no point trying anything else."

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