In light of World Vitiligo Day (June 25), it’s important to realize that hope is here for patients who suffer from this disease, says Ra Medical Systems. Painless treatment is a possibility with Pharos, an excimer laser for difficult-to-treat, chronic diseases like vitiligo, created by Ra Medical. Treatments are not only painless, but they’re also non-thermal and non-ablative – targeting only the diseased tissue, while protecting the healthy skin from exposure. Treatments are reimbursed by Medicare and most insurance.
Vitiligo patients benefit from faster and more profound re-pigmentation than with other forms of phototherapy. Treatment sessions last only minutes, require no preparation and have no downtime post-treatment. All of this together allows patients to experience a better quality of life and increased confidence.
Millions of Americans live with vitiligo, a disease that causes skin pigment loss, and while most people develop it before age 20, it can occur at any age. People with vitiligo may face an increased risk of sunburn and skin cancer, eye problems and hearing loss – not to mention the social / psychological distress that comes with a visible, long-term skin disorder.