Treatment of inverse psoriasis with the 308 nm excimer laser

Erick A. Mafong, Paul M. Friedman, Arielle N.B. Kauvar, Leonard J. Bernstein, Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, Roy G. Geronemus

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BACKGROUND. The treatment of inverse psoriasis can be both challenging and frustrating. Conventional topical and systemic treatments can be limited in terms of efficacy, acceptability and safety. The 308 nm excimer laser has been shown to be effective in the treatment of psoriatic plaques. METHODS. A patient with chronic inverse psoriasis was treated with 308 nm excimer laser using a 3.5 cm spot, a dosage of 2 minimal erythema doses and a pulse width of 30 ns. RESULTS. Complete clearance of the psoriatic lesions was obtained after 3 weeks of treatment. Remission duration was at least 6 months. CONCLUSION. The 308 nm excimer laser is safe and effective for the treatment of inverse psoriasis. Treatments are wel tolerated with minimal side effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-532
Number of pages3
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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