Vitiligo Laser Treatment
Vitiligo is a skin condition characterised by complete loss of pigment in localised areas of the skin. These areas are usually around the eyes and the mouth. They completely become white. This condition will affect the way you look, especially if you are dark-skinned.
In the previous years, Vitiligo patients have been exposed to synthetic ultraviolet light A or UVA in order to restore the pigmentation in the affected area. Patients will go through around 100 treatments - two to three times a week over several months - in order to see any response. The unfortunate thing is that only around 50% achieve results.
The B-Clear for Vitiligo uses a targeted PhotoClearing System in order to treat this condition. The benefits of UVB therapy combined with the latest advances in targeted light technology can finally give hope to those patients who have not achieved results with previous treatments. The B-Clear laser delivers UVB light to stimulate the production of pigment in the cells. This laser’s deep penetration will enable the light to reach any surviving pigment-producing cells in the affected area.
The B-Clear System symbolizes the breakthroughs of science today. It combines the benefits of the highly effective UVB light therapy with the latest technologies of fibre-optic light technology. The B-Clear system is computerised. It delivers precise, targeted light through a fibre-optic cable. The doses are higher compared to those used in traditional UVB light therapy. Patients experience successful results in fewer treatment sessions. Moreover, there are even lesser or no side effects after the treatment.
The B-Clear system allows individually customized treatments that are completely safe and efficacious. All body surface locations and skin types can be treated. Vitiligo can be reduced after a few treatments unlike with traditional phototherapy techniques. The B-Clear laser UVB therapy is directed to the affected area and spares the nearby healthy skin from unnecessary radiation exposure.
Petroleum jelly can be applied to the affected area before the treatment in order to enhance the transmission of UVB light to the skin. It will also alleviate some of the discomfort of the patient during the treatment because the treatment head will glide more easily over the surface of the skin.
The B-Clear treatment can be given two to three times every week over a period of two months. The number of treatments will vary from patient to patient. Factors that will affect treatment are the extent of the condition and the area that has to be treated. You can have a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon or doctor for an assessment of your case.
The treated areas may appear red in some cases. Patients must protect the treated area from the sun for up to one month. You will be able to carry on with your normal day-to-day activities after the UVB B-Clear treatment.