XTRAC® Laser Provides New Hope for Those with Psoriasis and Vitiligo
If you have psoriasis or vitiligo, you know your discomfort may well be more than skin deep. Beyond the uncomfortable flaking, inflammation, and thick, white, silvery or red skin patches caused by psoriasis, or the uneven skin tone caused by vitiligo, can lie embarrassment, anxiety, and even depression.
Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is excited to bring you good news about long-lasting, effective relief for psoriasis and vitiligo with XTRAC Laser Therapy treatments, now available in many of our offices.
Live Clear. Live Free!
Psoriasis is a pervasive skin disease caused by an overactive immune system. It accelerates the life cycle of skin cells, resulting in a buildup of cells on the skin’s surface. This accumulation of cells leads to uncomfortable symptoms like flaking, inflammation, and thick, white, silvery, or red patches on the skin. Psoriasis is itchy and severe cases can even be painful. It can also attack the nails.
Symptoms may include:
- Red patches of skin covered with thick, silvery scales
- Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children)
- Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
- Itching, burning or soreness
- Thickened, pitted or ridged nails
- Swollen and stiff joints
Psoriatic arthritis causes painful, swollen joints in addition to skin symptoms. While psoriasis is not curable , its symptoms are manageable.
XTRAC Provides effective relief from painful symptoms of psoriasis in just a few short treatments
XTRAC Excimer Laser therapy is an exciting new treatment for stubborn psoriasis, particularly effective for hard-to-treat areas like your scalp, hands and feet.
Often covered by insurance, this treatment delivers long-lasting, effective relief from painful psoriasis.
The dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery use XTRAC’s focused beam of UVB light to attack the DNA of the t-cells, effectively clearing unsightly psoriatic skin plaques. Because it concentrates light on active lesions, XTRAC delivers the high therapeutic doses necessary for rapid clearing without risk to your healthy skin.
Patients who use XTRAC often see a 75 percent or greater improvement in affected areas in six to 10 brief treatment sessions. The laser is effective even on areas that are difficult to treat, such as your elbows, knees and scalp, as well as on widespread psoriasis covering as much as 20 percent of your body surface area.
A Safer Alternative for Children
The XTRAC laser also provides children a safer treatment option, allowing them to avoid some of the side-effects of treatment options such as topical steroids, full-body UVB exposure, systemic medications or biologics that could produce a range of effects.
Start Getting Even!
Vitiligo can cause patchy loss of your skin and can even cause your hair and eyes to lose their color. While it isn’t life-threatening or contagious, it can have a significant impact on your life.
Vitiligo occurs when pigment-producing cells within your body stop working properly. Why it does this is a bit of a medical mystery. Experts think it may be caused by genetics, autoimmune issues, skin trauma, or a combination. Because the causes aren’t well-understood, there’s no one-size-fits-all cure for vitiligo.
You may have small depigmented patches that remain unchanged for decades, or you may experience rapid pigment loss across larger areas of skin.
With XTRAC laser therapy, Advanced Dermatology’s clinicians direct concentrated ultraviolet B (UVB) light at affected areas of skin. The light triggers skin to produce more melanin, the element in skin that gives it pigment. Laser treatment focuses only on affected areas, so patches of healthy skin aren’t disrupted.
Over the course of treatment, it’s possible to regain natural skin coloration in the treatment areas. The duration of your treatment plan will depend on the extent of your vitiligo.
Learn more about your psoriasis or vitiligo treatment options.
To find the location nearest you and book an appointment, call 866.400.3376.
If you suffer from vitiligo, you may be eligible to join an Ameriderm Research clinical trial.