Excimer Laser Treatments – What to Expect

Your provider has recommended you for Excimer laser treatments. The following information is what you can expect before, during and after treatments. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office and ask before treatments begin.

  • It can take 8 – 12 laser sessions to treat most patients skin conditions; usually 2 sessions per week for 4-6 weeks (more for Vitiligo treatments).
  • The Excimer laser is an intense beam of light that gets rid of the cells causing the skin condition.
  • The treatment does not hurt. After the treatment, it can make the skin more pink-to-red, much like a mild sunburn. Rarely, it can be very red and make a blister.
  • If a blister forms, do not pop it. Just leave it alone. The next laser session will just treat around it.
  • The more red the reaction, the faster the laser works to treat the skin condition.
  • Continue your current treatments along with the laser – this makes it work even faster.
  • Wipe off all medications and sunscreen on the area to be treated before your session.
  • Some patients may do maintenance treatments every few weeks or so after the sessions, if they note the skin condition is starting to recur.
  • Once clear, the skin condition can be gone for up to 6 months.
  • Insurance: Most carriers approve this service based on medical necessity. We will contact your insurance carrier to obtain prior authorization before scheduling, if needed. Although the service may be approved, you will be responsible for any Co-Pays, Deductibles and Co-Insurance once the claim is processed by your insurance carrier according to your plan benefits for each visit.
  • If you have any questions, please ask before treatment begins.
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