Prominent San Diego Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Mitchel P. Goldman Discusses Treatment of Vitiligo and Psoriasis with New Excimer Skin Laser

Dr. Mitchel Goldman, board-certified dermatologist, Medical Director of West Dermatology California, and founder of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, CA.

“For patients with vitiligo or psoriasis, Excimer laser treatment may be the procedure they’ve been looking for,” said. Dr. Goldman

The American Academy of Dermatology states that more than seven million Americans are afflicted with vitiligo, a skin disorder characterized by the formation of lighter-colored patches of skin due to the loss of skin pigment cells called melanocytes. It’s also thought that another eight million Americans have psoriasis, a chronic disease of the immune system that results in thick, flaky, inflamed patches of skin. While no cure is guaranteed for either disorder, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology have recently acquired the Excimer laser, which is one of the most effective treatments for managing both conditions.

“Both vitiligo and psoriasis affect one’s appearance,” says Dr. Goldman, board-certified dermatologist, Medical Director of West Dermatology California, and founder of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, CA. “Each condition can have an adverse impact on one’s self-esteem, which is exacerbated by the fact that neither condition has a known cure. Traditionally, both vitiligo and psoriasis have been managed with a variety of topical treatments, oral medications, or light therapy. However, we believe that there is one treatment option that is effective for both – the Excimer laser, which is a new service at our practice.”

The PHAROS EX-308 Excimer laser delivers ultraviolet light at a specific wavelength (308 nanometers) that has been found to help improve the skin. For vitiligo, it helps the skin regain its normal pigmentation more quickly while for psoriasis, it helps clear the skin more effectively and quickly. In fact, because the Excimer laser features intense, very focused doses of controlled UVB light that penetrate deep without harming the surrounding healthy skin, it is particularly effective for dark-skinned vitiligo sufferers. It’s also very effective for psoriasis that has developed in hard-to-reach areas of the body, such as the scalp, elbow, palms, knees, and soles of the feet.

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