Autoimmune diseases are diseases that are attributable to a reaction of the immune system to the body’s own tissue. The autoimmune diseases include, among others, the various forms of psoriasis and the basically harmless leukoderma, also known as vitiligo. To date, there are no effective and permanent therapy approaches for either of these disorders. With the Excimer light therapy, HAUT- UND LASERZENTRUM AN DER OPER now offers a highly effective solution for the treatment of autoimmune diseases.
With a wavelength of 308 nanometres, the Excimer system works with a particularly high, intensive dose of light, which lowers the necessary number of treatments. The special treatment head of the device is specifically applied to the effected regions of skins and can be optimally adapted thanks to different templates. Due to this, the system can emit a substantially higher dose of light without damaging the surrounding healthy skin.
Basically, in psoriasis, the process of skin renewal has got out of balance. It takes place many times faster than normal, leading in turn to severe scaling. Often, a genetic predisposition cannot be ruled out as a cause of psoriasis. Stress or an emotional imbalance can strengthen the symptoms. In the treatment with the 308 Excimer system, exclusively the areas affected by the psoriasis are treated. As a result, the size of the afflicted area is reduced, and inflammations, redness and scaling are ameliorated. Normally, the therapy can even lead to a long-term disappearance of the psoriasis.
Vitilgo is due to a loss, in places, of the skin’s own brown pigment melanin. In addition to a misregulation of the body’s own immune system, it is often also often caused by a genetic predisposition. In the treatment of the non-pigmented areas of skin with the Excimer system, the skin is stimulated to form new pigment cells independently. This generally leads to repigmentation and a minimising of the white patches.
For a lasting result, we recommend a treatment course of at least ten sessions with two units per week – for both psoriasis and vitiligo therapy. One treatment lasts around 15 minutes. No downtime is caused. Following each treatment, there may merely be a slight redness for a short while. Furthermore, this special form of light therapy can also sometimes be successfully used in the treatment of neurodermatitis. Simply contact us, we will always be happy to advise you.