Phoros Excimer Laser
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Phoros Excimer Laser

What is the Phoros Excimer Laser?

The PHAROS EX-308 excimer laser is indicated for psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and leukoderma. PHAROS excimer lasers are xenon chloride (XeCl) lasers that deliver concentrated, but painless, high-dose monochromatic 308nm UVB phototherapy directly to psoriatic and depigmented lesions without exposing surrounding healthy tissue.  Unlike conventional UVB systems that emit wavelengths from 290 to 320nm, PHAROS excimer lasers deliver only monochromatic 308nm, clinically proven the most efficacious wavelength for treating psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and leukoderma. Continuously adjustable from 3.24 cm2 to 2 mm round with constance fluence, PHAROS’ infinitely variable spot size handpiece and aiming beam allow precise target treatment of affected tissue quickly, easily, and accurately without collateral damage to healthy skin.  By enabling physicians to precisely target only affected skin cells, PHAROS excimer lasers safely deliver higher treating dosages than are possible using conventional UVB or PUVA.

For patients, this means short treatment times of 5-7 minutes for up to 10% body surface area.

It also means that psoriasis patients may need only 6 to 10 treatments, rather than 30 or more conventional UVB or PUVA sessions.

Moreover, while each patient is unique, psoriasis patients may enjoy several months treatment-free remission after completing 6 to 10 laser sessions.

For vitiligo patients, repigmentation often begins after as few as 6 sessions.  While the degree and speed of repigmentation is greatly effected by the anatomical location of the disease, most treatment regimens consist of 15 to 30 sessions on a twice or thrice-weekly schedule.

For both psoriasis and vitiligo patients, these positive patient outcomes after very few treatments encourage patient compliance and enhance satisfaction.

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Excimer lasers can treat psoriasis more effectively, safely, and
conveniently than topical creams or conventional hototherapy booths.

Effective: Some patients enjoy clearing in about 8 treatments.
Remission can last several months.

Safe: Targeted treatment of psoriatic lesions protects healthy skin
from exposure.

Convenient: Treatments are painless and take only a few minutes,
twice a week, for a few weeks.

Affordable: Most medical insurance plans including Medicare may
cover the treatment for qualified patients.

How Does It Work?

The EX-308 excimer laser creates a concentrated, but painless, beam of ultraviolet light that is delivered to psoriatic lesions through ahandpiece that rests directly on the skin. By precisely targeting only active lesions without exposing healthy skin, the laser safely delivershigh-dose treatment for fast clearing and long remission

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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 handpiece. The targeted high-dose therapy can effectively treatstubborn plaques, even those that have not responded to other treatments. Ask your doctor if laser treatment is right for you.

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 arepainless and take only a few minutes. Equally important, some patients only need about 8 laser treatments, as opposed to 30 or moreconventional booth sessions.

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