Laser therapy can be used on any area of the body affected by vitiligo, but studies have shown that it tends to be most successful on the face and neck. If laser is deemed helpful, we use both the X-Trac™ Excimer laser or the Ra Medical PHAROS™ laser. We have had good results in treating this difficult condition but up to twenty treatments may be needed. A hand-held device delivers the treatment only to the area where it’s needed, not exposing healthy skin. Laser treatments are performed two or three times a week and are relatively quick. Most patients feel no discomfort during these laser sessions, while some patients report a warm sensation, similar to a mild sunburn, at the treatment site. Re-pigmentation starts to be visible within six to 12 treatments, and successful re-pigmentation can often be achieved over time. Individual results will vary. It’s safe for children, pregnant women and women who are nursing.