Targeted phototherapy for skin diseases

Sa’adatul Huriyah Arief Budiyanto(1*)

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Phototherapy is a therapeutic strategy in dermatology for treating several skin diseases.
Conventional phototherapy has some disadvantages, hence a targeted phototherapy that emits
selective laser or ultraviolet (UV) light and targets specific area of affacted skin has been developed.
Targeted phototherapy is considered to be more aggressive and has higher efficacy. Several
targeted phototherapy devices emit one or several types of light. The use of targeted phototherapy
has been studied in vitiligo, psoriasis, eczema, keloid, hypopigmented scar or striae alba, and
oral lichen planus.

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