Laser treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis (also known as seborrheic eczema) is a common, chronic and discomforting condition that occurs with reddening of the skin, formation of yellowish scales on the scalp (dandruff) or eyebrows, eyelashes, nose and nasal folds, although sometimes may also affect other parts of the body.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition that often worsens after prolonged periods of remission. 

What is the laser treatment of seborrheic dermatitis?

Laser treatment of seborrheic dermatitis is performed with an apparatus by the leading American company for medical laser systems Cutera.
The Laser Genesis treatment is a high-tech, innovative method for non-invasive and effective treatment of seborrheic dermatitis symptoms such as redness and scaling.
The pleasant warming of the upper layer of the skin stimulates the appearance of new collagen. The residual heat is generated in small capillaries to reduce diffuse redness.
The treatment is relaxing and comfortable for the patient, not requiring the use of local pain relieving creams. There are no undesirable side effects such as redness and edema.

What happens right after the treatment?

Immediately after the treatment a slight redness is possible, which disappears for up to 20-30 minutes. You can immediately return to your daily rhythm of work, and even apply make-up.

How many treatments are necessary?

Normally, 4-6 treatments are required to achieve the optimum result. The effect is cumulative – it increases after each subsequent treatment.

Which is the best time for the treatment?

This laser therapy can be done all year round as there is no increased risk of hyperpigmentation after it, it is not affected by the sun’s rays and the skin of the patient. 

What are contraindications to the treatment?

There are conditions in which the treatment is strictly contraindicated due to the high risk of unpredictable side effects:
• pregnancy
• photosensitivity
• presence of open wounds
• active herpes and other skin infections in the area of the treated area
• malignant skin formations
• in case of systemic intake of drugs enhancing the sensitivity of the skin to the rays, etc.