308 Excimer System

 Excimer 308

Dr Gehane Habib is dedicated to finding the most advanced treatments for the treatment of Eczema, Psoriasis and Vitiligo and recommends the Excimer 308 Laser. This is a safe, effective, no-downtime procedure and could be perfect to help you.

How does the Excimer 308 Laser work?
When treating psoriasis, a concentrated, but painless, beam of ultraviolet light 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. Excimer lasers can also treat vitiligo more effectively, safely, and conveniently than topical creams, UVB booths, or PUVA.

Is laser therapy right for you?
The laser is ideal for treating mild to moderate eczema, psoriasis and vitiligo. 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.

How does this compare with other psoriasis/vitiligo treatments?
Unlike topical creams and gels, this 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. 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 it safe?

Most treatments take only a few minutes. Due to the targeted nature of laser therapy, healthy skin is not exposed to the ultraviolet light. The laser may have fewer shortcomings than many common vitiligo treatments. 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 systemic side effects caused by some oral medications.

Does treatment hurt? 
No. Most patients experience no pain or discomfort. A few patients may feel slight warmth shortly after treatment but this is mild and short-lived. There is no down-time – another reason why this treatment is great.

How many sessions will I need? 
This depends on the skin condition we are treating and the seriousness of the condition. We create a customized course of therapy for you based upon the extent and location of the affected areas.

Are there side effects? 
The side effects of laser therapy are minimal. Most patients report no side effects with a few reporting 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.

308 Excimer System