Medical Dermatology

Acne Surgery

What Is Acne Surgery?

Acne surgery is a method of treating severe acne lesions that did not respond to other treatments.

Excimer Laser Treatment

What is Excimer Laser Treatment?

PHAROS excimer lasers are xenon chloride (XeCl) lasers that deliver concentrated, high-dose monochromatic 308nm UVB phototherapy directly to psoriatic and depigmented lesions limiting exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. Unlike conventional UVB systems that emit wavelengths from 290 to 320nm, PHAROS excimer lasers deliver only monochromatic 308nm, an efficacious wavelength for treating psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and leukoderma. Continuously adjustable with constant fluence, PHAROS' infinitely variable spot size handpiece and aiming beam allow targeted treatment of affected tissue quickly, easily, and accurately while limiting exposure to healthy skin.

It also means that psoriasis patients may need fewer treatments than with traditional phototherapy. Moreover, while each patient is unique, psoriasis patients may enjoy several months of treatment-free remission.

For vitiligo patients, repigmentation may begin after as few as 6 sessions. While the degree and speed of repigmentation is greatly effected by the anatomical location of the disease, some treatment regimens consist of 15 to 30 sessions on a twice weekly schedule.

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

The PHAROS EX-308's unique lightweight handpiece features an integrated adjustable spot size and corresponding brightly-lit aiming beam. By gently sliding the finger-switch on the handpiece, the laser beam is easily contoured to match the size of the lesion for fast targeted treatments.

PDT Photo Dynamic Therapy – Blu-U (Blue Light)

What is Photo Dynamic Therapy?

The BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator is generally indicated to treat dermatological conditions. Please consult the BLU-U Operating Manual for specific information.

In combination with the Levulan® Kerastick® (aminolevulinic acid HCl) for Topical Solution, 20%, (Levulan PDT) the BLU-U is indicated for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick actinic keratoses of the face or scalp.

The BLU-U is also specifically indicated to treat moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris. When using the BLU-U for acne, do not use this device with photosensitizing drugs.

Content courtesy of DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Ra Medical Systems, Inc..