Anyone who is living with psoriasis knows how embarrassing and uncomfortable it is. The itchy, scaly red skin is a constant irritation, and the treatments are also an ongoing inconvenience. Today, there is a new kind of therapy for psoriasis, XTRAC laser therapy, that gives relief from the physical and emotional side effects of psoriasis. The XTRAC laser is the only FDA-cleared, clinically proven laser that has independent quality and safety certifications. It provides safe, effective and lasting results for the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo and some forms of eczema and can be done in our office.
Anyone who has mild to moderate psoriasis will benefit from XTRAC laser treatment. This includes people who have not had good or lasting results from other types of therapies. People taking biologic medications can also benefit with this laser treatment because it will clear the stubborn plaques that aren’t resolved with drugs. It relieves psoriasis without the dangerous consequences of other treatments.
The XTRAC Velocity excimer laser offers psoriasis patients new hope. The device is hand-held, so our specialist can use it for hard-to-reach places such as in elbow or knee joints, scalp and on the bottom of the foot. Targeted laser therapy is more effective than traditional light therapy because it takes only a few sessions and reaches deeper into the affected skin. It may cause a warm feeling at times.
Mineral oil may be applied to your skin before the treatment. This may allow the laser to penetrate deeper into the plaques. You may have some redness that resembles sunburn for 12 – 24 hours after treatment that may itch or slightly burn, but these side effects are minimal. Our trained technician only targets the affected areas.
The benefits people suffering from psoriasis can expect from XTRAC Velocity treatment vary according to the extent and severity of their psoriasis. Most patients experience effective clearing in several brief sessions over three or more weeks.
It also provides long-lasting relief of several months during which time the patient has no symptoms. One of the main benefits is that the treatment is clean, no messy creams, and, once it is finished, there is nothing more to do.
People who have lupus, sun sensitivity, history of skin cancer or a weakened immune system may want to talk to our specialists to determine if laser psoriasis treatment is right for them.
The XTRAC Velocity system is designed to deliver carefully focused, high-exposure doses of monochromatic UVB light that is necessary for rapid clearing of the psoriasis lesions without damaging healthy skin. Our patients usually enjoy three to six months of remission in their psoriasis symptoms. Contact Southeastern Dermatology Cosmetic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation.