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308 Excimer Laser

The Excimer laser is a safe, yet powerful laser used to treat pigmentation issues and some skin conditions.

  • Downtime: Very Minimal
  • Pain Level: Minimal
  • Results Duration: Can be Long-Lasting

Treats:

Psoriasis, vitiligo, and hypopigmentation

Side Effects:

Slight redness, swelling, and blistering following treatment

Location:

Anywhere on the skin where condition is present

Follow Up:

Multiple sessions usually required to achieve an optimal outcome

How Performed:

Handpiece delivers laser energy to the affected area

Preparation:

Topical anesthetic applied prior to treatment 

Procedure Type:

Laser

Expected Outcome:

Improvement in symptoms, more consistent skin texture and tone

Onset:

Results evident once treatment plan is completed

308 Excimer Laser 

The 308 Excimer laser, manufactured by Alma Lasers, is a 308nm wavelength device designed for the intensive monochromatic UVB therapy of vitiligo. We use this laser to treat other skin conditions as well. The laser provides a very targeted dose of UVB, which helps treat skin conditions involving hypopigmentation.  While UV cabins expose the entire body to UV radiation, the 308 Excimer laser protects the healthy skin from the negative effects of UVB.

The board-certified physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York have an extensive range of laser devices that allow us to customize all our patients’ treatments to ensure an optimal outcome. We have the experience and expertise to help you meet all your aesthetic goals with comfortable treatments and minimal downtime in most cases. Our team would be happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns and create a personalized treatment plan to keep you looking and feeling your absolute best.

What Does the 308 excimer laser treat?

We use the 308 Excimer laser to treat the following:

Hypopigmentation

Lightening of the skin due to injury, trauma or a previous procedure.

Vitiligo

A pigmentation disorder that lightens areas of skin.

Psoriasis

A common skin condition characterized by areas of plaque and inflammation. To learn more about how a UVB laser can treat psoriasis, watch our recent webinar video.

When Will I See Results?

In most cases, patients will need a series of treatment sessions to achieve their full results. However, you are likely to see improvement after every appointment. 

How Long is the Recovery Time After Treatment?

You should be able to resume your activities immediately following your laser treatment or the next day. Swelling and other side effects are usually mild and temporary. It is critical to protect treated skin from sun damage to prevent possible damage. 

Real Patients Before and After photos

Laser Treatment for Hypopigmentation

Laser Treatment for Hypopigmentation

Laser Treatment for Hypopigmentation

Laser Treatment for Hypopigmentation

308 Excimer Laser

Questions and Answers

Q: Is The 308 Excimer Laser Safe?

A: Yes. The 308 Excimer laser is an FDA-approved device that can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including psoriasis. Our board-certified physicians have extensive experience using this laser and will use their expertise to customize your treatment so it is as safe and effective as possible.

Q: How Many Treatments Will I Need?

A: Patients will need a series of treatment sessions to achieve the best possible results. We typically recommend treatments 2-3 times a week for several weeks. The procedure only takes a few minutes to complete in our office, so you can complete your treatment plan without a major disruption to your daily routine.

Q: How Long Do Results Last?

A: Some patients find that once their treatment sessions are completed, their condition goes into remission for many months or even longer. Touch-up sessions can be used to keep symptoms in check over the long term as well.

Q: Are There Any Side Effects?

A: Side effects from the laser procedure are generally mild and temporary. Patients may experience mild swelling or blistering in the treatment area, which is likely to subside in just a few days. Since the surrounding healthy skin remains untouched, no side effects are seen outside the focalized treatment area. 

Q: Am I A Good Candidate For Laser Treatments?

A: If you are struggling with the physical and emotional discomfort of psoriasis, vitiligo, or hypopigmentation, laser treatments designed to reduce symptoms might be a good answer for you. We are happy to schedule a consultation with you to discuss your concerns and assess your condition in person.

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