XTRAC Laser Treatment
XTRAC laser treatment is a revolutionary procedure that can be used to treat psoriasis and vitaligo. Psoriasis is an uncomfortable and unsightly skin condition that plagues many people on a daily basis. Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches. However, with XTRAC laser treatments, the symptoms of psoriasis can be reduced or eliminated for months at a time with no additional treatments required during remission. The XTRAC laser procedure can bring color back to patches of light skin in individuals with vitaligo, thouhgh it can be usesd only on small areals of the skin at a time.
Why consider XTRAC treatments?
This procedure results in fewer side effects than other psoriasis treatments. They are also safe and effective, and the results can last for extended periods of time. This relatively new approach is quick and painless, and it produces results that rival or exceed most of the standard treatments currently available for treating the skin disease.
Who is a candidate for this procedure?
Treatment are readily available to patients with psoriasis or vitaligo. It is most effective for patients with mild to moderate cases of psoriasis, but may be used for severe cases as well. In some instances, you may notice results from this treatment after only one session. However, depending on your condition, improvements may not become evident until you have undergone several sessions. XTRAC Laser is effective on virtually any part of the body, including the elbows and knees, which are difficult to treat using other methods.
How are XTRAC laser treatments performed?
Each treatment session lasts around five minutes or less. During the procedure, your dermatologist will use the XTRAC laser system to administer a high dose of UVB light directly to the area requiring treatment. This minimizes the exposure of healthy skin to radiation while maximizing results in the affected area. Sessions produce little or no side effects, and you can go home immediately after the procedure is complete.
What are the advantages of this treatment option?
XTRAC Laser treatments offer significant advantages over other psoriasis treatments, including:
- Painless sessions that last only five minutes
- Treatments can be completed in your doctor's office with no anesthesia
- Reduction or elimination of psoriasis symptoms occurs more quickly
- Clears skin for up to six months at a time
- Can be repeated when symptoms of psoriasis return
- Eliminates the need for more time-consuming treatments, such as creams
- Can be used even on the most difficult treatment areas
- Protects healthy skin from unnecessary exposure to harmful radiation
- Reduces the side effects of similar treatments, such as premature aging
Will I need follow-up treatments?
One treatment, which may include up to 10 sessions, typically clears psoriasis symptoms for several months. However, if and when symptoms return, additional treatment will be required to resolve them. You can treat the new lesions with another XTRAC laser therapy treatment, or our dermatologists may recommend a different procedure. Call Metropolitan Dermatology in Clark, Kearny, Teaneck and Staten Island, to learn more about our state-of-the-art treatments for skin disorders and other conditions.