The Excimer laser emits a specific wave length which stimulates melanocyte cells responsible for the production of melanin in the skin. These cells then begin producing pigment, restoring the discoloured skin to its natural colour.
The repigmentation effect achieved by Excimer laser technology is an effective tool in the treatment of vitiligo. This relatively recent development in dermatology has been revolutionary because vitiligo was previously considered untreatable.
Excimer laser technology by Xtrac
Excimer laser treatment is well tolerated and effective in over 80 percent of cases of facial vitiligo. The treatment is appropriate where the discoloration is not too extensive and in areas of skin that are receptive to repigmentation. The Excimer laser’s wavelength of 308 nm is best suited to stimulating melanocytes in the affected area. Owing to the Excimer laser’s small tip, the treatment is particularly effective in discoloured patches which are of small or medium size.