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XTRAC Laser Therapy - Treat Your Skin from Psoriasis, Eczema, or Vitiligo

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We’ve recently replaced the old Excimer laser here at Dermatology & Skin Health with a state-of-the-art XTRAC laser, which will help us to more effectively treat:

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Vitiligo

What is XTRAC laser therapy?

The XTRAC laser works by penetrating the patient’s skin and breaking up the cells that form harmful, unwanted plaques. The treatment is proven to allow long periods of comfort and remission between outbreaks.

The working laser component of the XTRAC concentrates a single band of ultraviolet B (UVB) light ray on the patient’s psoriasis lesions. The ray penetrates the skin and “breaks the DNA of the T cells, which are what have multiplied to create psoriasis plaques. The 308-nm wavelength is found to be the most effective in clearing psoriasis lesions.”

What are the benefits of XTRAC therapy?

The benefits of the XTRAC laser are vast, and the results are proven as well as longstanding. Such benefits include:

  • Each treatment takes only minutes, right in our office
  • The surrounding healthy skin isn’t affected
  • In general, fewer sessions are experienced than some of the other treatments on the market
  • The therapy clears up mild to moderate plaques from psoriasis faster than natural sunlight or artificial UV light

Because of XTRAC’s concentrated light source, the XTRAC laser can focus only on the affected, plaque-laden area. As mentioned, this means that it does not affect the surrounding, healthy skin. It’s known to make it much easier to provide a remedy for hard to treat area, such as:

  • Knees
  • Elbows
  • Scalp

What are the side effects?

As with any laser-based procedure, mild to moderate side effects are entirely possible when utilizing XTRAC laser therapy. Potential side effects you may notice around the treated area include:

  • Redness
  • Blistering
  • Itchiness
  • Burning sensation
  • Increase in pigmentation

But don’t let the side effects deter you; XTRAC patients by-and-large have no documented side effects, and the good news? Patients achieve greater than 95% clearance with 10 in-office treatments.

Since receiving FDA clearance in 200, the XTRAC Excimer Laser has come to be recognized by dermatologists worldwide as the market leader in treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo, and atop dermatitis. It uses a sophisticated liquid light guide system to deliver a targeted, super-narrow UVB band to affected areas. Highly effective, safe, and painless, the laser clears unsightly psoriatic skin plaques quickly and effectively. The concentrated light allows the healthcare technician to deliver high doses necessary for rapid therapeutic clearing without the worry of harmful side effects of invasive, systemic agents. –

So, if you’re ready for some relief from psoriasis, eczema, or vitiligo and want to explore your options and/or learn more about our new XTRAC laser, give us a call and to set up a consult anytime.