Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin & Vein now offers Pharos, a powerful single-wavelength, ultraviolet-B excimer laser. This laser is FDA-approved to treat a variety of chronic skin diseases such as vitiligo. Pharos does not use heat and does not ablate lesions, which makes treatments virtually painless for patients.

Pharos is used to treat the following chronic skin diseases:

  • Psoriasis
  • Vitiligo
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Leukoderma

Pharos has an integrated handpiece that features an adjustable spot size and aiming beam which offers a continuous beam that is adjustable from a large square to a small circle to accurately target the affected tissue. This sets Pharos apart from other photo and light therapies because it allows our providers to spare the healthy tissue surrounding the affected areas from exposure to ultraviolet light making the treatment faster and safer.

Frequently Asked Questions

A good candidate for Pharos treatments is anyone with localized affected areas including the face, neck, and torso. We can treat patients of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Patients with hard-to-treat areas such as under the arms are also able to be treated by Pharos.

Before treatment, our provider will examine you, discuss your goals for the treatment, and determine the best dosage for you. During treatment, as the handpiece is placed directly on the treatment area, you will hear a gentle hum and see a blue light. Treatments usually take only a few minutes.

During your initial visit, our provider will create a customized course of therapy for you based upon the degree of depigmentation to the skin and the location of the affected area.

This device is used to treat: