Laser treatment for vitiligo helps our Fremont patients regain confidence
Vitiligo is a condition that stems from a combination of genetic and immunological factors. The autoimmune disorder causes the skin to lose its pigmentation, or color, by attacking melanin-producing cells in the skin. There is a lot that has yet to be learned about vitiligo. What is important at this point, though, is that there are promising therapies such as laser treatment used for the reduction of vitiligo symptoms. The Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery is happy to serve patients from Fremont , Milpitas, and surrounding areas with the latest proven technologies.
Before the use of laser technology, vitiligo may have been treated with topical medication or with phototherapy. In some instances, a combination of treatments may be performed. The key to successful treatment is to address needs on an individual basis, which is what we do. Where some patients may find light therapy ideal for their needs, there are others for whom laser treatment makes the most sense.
Excimer laser therapy for vitiligo is preferred by many patients and physicians. Reasons include:
- Safety. Excimer laser treatment is able to target specific patches of skin to promote the production of melanin without impacting healthy tissues around the affected area.
- Efficiency. In clinical studies, the effectiveness of excimer laser treatment for repigmentation surpassed the capabilities of other therapies in as little as two to four weeks.
- Convenience. Painless treatments are completed in our comfortable dermatology office in just a few minutes. Visits are scheduled two or three times a week for several weeks.
How XTRAC excimer laser works for vitiligo treatment
The XTRAC excimer laser treats the skin with a focused beam of laser energy, concentrating light onto active disruption on the skin. The effect of super-narrow UVB light through a liquid light guide is very positive, not only stopping the spread of de-pigmentation but also promoting the activity of pigment-producing cells.
Vitiligo does not have to be an ongoing problem that you face alone. Your dermatologist is backed by powerful medications and light therapies designed to safely target inhibited cells for beneficial results. At the Center for Dermatology, patients receive personalized care designed to achieve the best outcome in the shortest period of time. Schedule your visit with us today and say hello to healthy, beautiful skin.Back to Vitiligo Page