Before & After
Before and after Aurora Laser treaments for Vitiligo.
At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we pride ourselves on providing the most advanced technology for our patients. Aurora is a cutting-edge UV phototherapy treatment that delivers unprecedented results for patients with eczema, psoriasis, and vitiligo. Developed by NASA and rigorously researched for ten years, Aurora is an FDA-approved, safer, and more effective type of targeted UV skin treatment.
Phototherapy uses different wavelengths of UV light to treat a variety of conditions. Aurora is a type of diode laser, which is a technology similar to an LED device. Aurora is conducted over a series of short sessions (the dermatologist determines the length of treatment). For some skin disorders, the UV light stimulates cell growth; in others, it suppresses undesired autoimmune reactions and inflammation. There are two common UV light treatments: ultraviolet A (UVA) or narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) light.
In the past, phototherapy was predominantly conducted using ultraviolet A (UVA) in combination with an oral drug called psoralen, which would increase the amount of UV light absorbable by the body. However, psoralen has side effects like nausea, headache, dizziness, and fatigue. The advent of Aurora changes things. Aurora uses ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) light, which is stronger than UVA light and does not necessitate the use of psoralen. However, the device can emit both types of UV light in order to give the medical practitioner flexibility with treatment.
Eczema is an incurable, uncomfortable skin condition that causes patches of dry, scaly, and itchy skin. For some people, redness in the affected area is common. Eczema is a chronic condition for most who suffer from it, although the symptoms can be managed. Aurora treatments can suppress the immune system and reduce allergic reactions to irritants that cause eczema flare-ups.
Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes the skin to itch and feel rough. It usually occurs on the knees, elbows, torso, and scalp and is accompanied by skin flaking. Psoriasis is incurable and may be triggered by problems with the immune system. Psoriasis flare-ups can be stimulated by infections, cold, dry weather, smoking, or heavy alcohol use. Aurora can reduce the symptoms of psoriasis by mitigating the immune system reactions that cause it.
Vitiligo is a condition in which the immune system destroys melanocytes or pigment-producing skin cells. The result is white patches of skin or hair on the body. Vitiligo is incurable, but Aurora can help mitigate its spread by calming the immune system and preventing further damage to melanocytes. It can also stimulate damaged cells to start producing melanin again.
Recovery after an Aurora phototherapy session is minimal. You may experience redness, itching, or a slight burning sensation. These are normal and will subside in a day or two. Your doctor may advise you to avoid exposure to sunlight for a few days after your treatment and use sunscreen when outside. Results can be expected six to eight weeks after you start treatment.
JUVA Skin & Laser specializes in light treatment therapy. Our medical director Dr. Bruce Katz is a board-certified dermatologist known for being at the forefront of new technologies in aesthetic restoration. When seeking laser treatments, it is essential to find well-trained and experienced practitioners such as Dr. Katz and the team at JUVA Skin & Laser.
To perform the Aurora treatment properly, in-depth knowledge of dermatology is necessary, as well as proper training on how to use the technology. JUVA Skin & Laser is a first-class dermatology laser and cosmetic surgery center with a team of skilled medical professionals whom you can trust. We invite you to reach out to us and schedule an appointment today!
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