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Light therapy, or laser treatment, is a highly effective outpatient treatment for many skin conditions, including psoriasis, vitiligo, scleroderma and other dermatologic disorders. It works by slowing down cell growth and inflammation that causes skin problems to develop.
Some forms of light therapy are also highly effective cosmetic treatments and can greatly enhance the appearance of skin.
The light therapy team at the University of Chicago Medicine includes highly skilled dermatologists, some of whom have more than three decades of experience in laser treatment. Working with specially trained nurses, our physicians provide a broad range of light therapies, including: