Most skin disorders and diseases respond exceptionally well to treatment with laser therapy.
Laser treatments have been used for cosmetic purposes for more than a decade. However, using this technology for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the skin has been slow to catch up.
Medical research provides copious evidence that laser therapy treatments can effectively treat a variety of skin conditions safely and without threat of side effects.
Types of Skin Conditions, Disorders and Diseases
Some of the most common types of skin conditions include atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, scleroderma and vitiligo. Eczema is another condition that responds well to laser therapy, with more than 70 percent of patients reporting that laser therapy improved their eczema.
Laser treatments speed the healing of herpes virus lesions, relieving symptoms and extending the length of time between recurrences. This is regarded as good news for HSV patients who suffer from a drug-resistant strain of this disease.
Vitiligo, the condition that causes depigmentation of skin and hair, also responds well to this treatment. Medical research has, to date, found virtually no other treatments that are widely effective. And ironically, this treatment can also be used to de-pigment portions of the skin with an unusually high level of melanin.
How Does Laser Therapy Work for Treating Skin Disorders?
The research indicates that photons from the nonthermal laser activate self-healing mechanisms at the body’s molecular, cellular and tissue levels. Medical researchers also theorize that the light may penetrate and activate the body’s stem cells, promoting an even more profound level of healing.
This treatment works to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow and reduce cell death. The efficacy of this therapy for a variety of conditions throughout the body has led medical researchers to believe that laser treatments prompt the body to return to a condition of balance — or stasis — thus correcting whatever may be wrong at the location of treatment.
Treating Skin Diseases with Laser Therapy
The specific treatment approach for you will be determined by the doctor, depending on the disorder, the severity of the problem and your goals for treatment.
The process begins with a consultation with Dr. Muir and an examination of your skin condition. If the doctor believes you will benefit from laser treatment, he will recommend an appropriate number and duration of sessions.
Dr. Muir performs the treatments himself, here in our office. The treatment is noninvasive, with no pain or discomfort. In fact, many patients report experiencing a pleasant sensation and even a feeling of comfort.
Utah Laser Therapy, located in Draper, Utah, provides comprehensive infrared laser treatments for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, bursitis and more. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Muir to discuss laser therapy for skin diseases and disorders.