Laser Type:Xenon Chloride (XeCl) Monochromatic UVB Phototherapy
Wavelength:308nm +/- 1nm
Pulse Repetition Rate:up to 150Hz
Pulse Width:20 to 50nS
Output Energy per Pulse:Up to 15mJ Max
Output Fluence:2 to 5mJ/ cm2, 3mJ/cm² nominal
Delivery:1.5m, Liquid Filled Fiber Optic
Beam Size:Adjustable from 18mm to 2mm
Nominal Ocular Hazard Distance:18cm from the Laser Aperture at the Hand Piece
Electrical Inputs:115VAC, 7A, 47Hz to 63Hz; 230 VAC, 3.5A, 47Hz to 63Hz
Gas:Custom 98% Neon with Less than 2% XeHCl Mix – Not User Serviceable
Gas Life:Approximately 1 Year – Dependent on Use
Weight:Approximately 106 lbs (48 kg)
Size:36cm Wide by 66cm Long by 82cm Tall (14″ x 27″ x 32″)
Operating Temperature:15 degrees C to 35 degrees C
Laser Classification:Class 4 per 21CFR 1040.1 and IEC 60825-1
PHAROS excimer lasers are xenon chloride (XeCl) lasers that deliver concentrated, high-dose monochromatic 308nm UVB phototherapy directly to psoriatic and depigmented lesions limiting exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. Unlike conventional UVB systems that emit wavelengths from 290 to 320nm, PHAROS excimer lasers deliver only monochromatic 308nm, an efficacious wavelength for treating psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and leukoderma. Continuously adjustable with constant fluence, PHAROS’ infinitely variable spot size handpiece and aiming beam allow targeted treatment of affected tissue quickly, easily, and accurately while limiting exposure to healthy skin.
It also means that psoriasis patients may need fewer treatments than with traditional phototherapy.
Moreover, while each patient is unique, psoriasis patients may enjoy several months of treatment-free remission.
For vitiligo patients, repigmentation may begin after as few as 6 sessions. While the degree and speed of repigmentation is greatly effected by the anatomical location of the disease, some treatment regimens consist of 15 to 30 sessions on a twice weekly schedule.
For both psoriasis and vitiligo patients, these positive patient outcomes encourage patient compliance and enhance satisfaction.
The PHAROS EX-308’s unique lightweight handpiece features an integrated adjustable spot size and corresponding brightly-lit aiming beam. By gently sliding the finger-switch on the handpiece, the laser beam is easily contoured to match the size of the lesion for fast targeted treatments.
*Does the manufacturer Pharos charge the new owner a ONE TIME equipment RECERTIFICATION FEE for equipment service? Yes
Recertification Fee: $15,000 – Includes 1 Year Maintenance and Gas Refill Service
*Are consumables needed for this device? Gas Must be Refilled 1x a Year
Cost of Gas Refill & 1 Year Maintenance Service: $7,900
*Can Service be obtained from an OUTSIDE SOURCE? No
*Information updated: 04/2016