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Applications of the Excimer Laser: A Review.
Dermatol Surg. 2015 Nov; 41(11):1201-11.DS

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The 308-nm excimer laser has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo. Its ability to treat localized areas has led to many studies determining its potential in the treatment of focal diseases with inflammation or hypopigmentation.

OBJECTIVE

To review the different applications of the 308-nm excimer laser for treating dermatologic conditions.

METHODS AND MATERIALS

An extensive literature review was conducted by searching PubMed, MEDLINE, and ClinicalKey to find articles pertaining to dermatologic conditions treated with the 308-nm excimer laser. Articles published that contributed to new applications of the excimer laser were included, as well as initial studies utilizing the excimer laser.

RESULTS

The outcomes and results were compiled for different dermatologic conditions treated with the excimer laser.

CONCLUSION

The 308-nm excimer laser has a wide range of uses for focal inflammatory and hypopigmented conditions. Treatment is generally well tolerated, with few adverse reactions. Larger studies and studies evaluating the long-term effects of the 308-nm excimer laser are needed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

*All the authors are affiliated with the Department of Dermatology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26458038

Citation

Beggs, Sarah, et al. "Applications of the Excimer Laser: a Review." Dermatologic Surgery : Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.], vol. 41, no. 11, 2015, pp. 1201-11.
Beggs S, Short J, Rengifo-Pardo M, et al. Applications of the Excimer Laser: A Review. Dermatol Surg. 2015;41(11):1201-11.
Beggs, S., Short, J., Rengifo-Pardo, M., & Ehrlich, A. (2015). Applications of the Excimer Laser: A Review. Dermatologic Surgery : Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.], 41(11), 1201-11. https://doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000000485
Beggs S, et al. Applications of the Excimer Laser: a Review. Dermatol Surg. 2015;41(11):1201-11. PubMed PMID: 26458038.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Applications of the Excimer Laser: A Review. AU - Beggs,Sarah, AU - Short,Jack, AU - Rengifo-Pardo,Monica, AU - Ehrlich,Alison, PY - 2015/10/13/entrez PY - 2015/10/13/pubmed PY - 2016/2/2/medline SP - 1201 EP - 11 JF - Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] JO - Dermatol Surg VL - 41 IS - 11 N2 - BACKGROUND: The 308-nm excimer laser has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo. Its ability to treat localized areas has led to many studies determining its potential in the treatment of focal diseases with inflammation or hypopigmentation. OBJECTIVE: To review the different applications of the 308-nm excimer laser for treating dermatologic conditions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An extensive literature review was conducted by searching PubMed, MEDLINE, and ClinicalKey to find articles pertaining to dermatologic conditions treated with the 308-nm excimer laser. Articles published that contributed to new applications of the excimer laser were included, as well as initial studies utilizing the excimer laser. RESULTS: The outcomes and results were compiled for different dermatologic conditions treated with the excimer laser. CONCLUSION: The 308-nm excimer laser has a wide range of uses for focal inflammatory and hypopigmented conditions. Treatment is generally well tolerated, with few adverse reactions. Larger studies and studies evaluating the long-term effects of the 308-nm excimer laser are needed. SN - 1524-4725 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26458038/Applications_of_the_Excimer_Laser:_A_Review_ L2 - http://Insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=26458038 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -