Lasers and Excimer Light Sources (Ultraviolet)

  • Giovanni Cannarozzo
  • Steven Paul Nisticò
  • Keyvan Nouri
  • Mario Sannino


Ultraviolet B radiation has been used in the treatment of different immunomediated skin diseases. Different clinical studies reported the use of excimer lasers and lights in a wide variety of chronic and resistant localized dermatoses. These comprise psoriasis, palmoplantar pustulosis, vitiligo, mycosis fungoides, alopecia areata, genital lichen sclerosus, prurigo nodularis, localized scleroderma, and granuloma annulare. Only mild side effects have been reported.



Special thanks to Dr. Luigi Bennardo and Dr. Ester Del Duca for their precious contribution in editing and revising this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Cannarozzo
    • 1
  • Steven Paul Nisticò
    • 2
  • Keyvan Nouri
    • 3
  • Mario Sannino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Health ScienceMagna Graecia UniversityCatanzaroItaly
  3. 3.Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgeryUniversity of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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