At Southeastern Dermatology, we can use the XTRAC Laser to help patients deal with the sometimes painful and embarrassing effects of psoriasis.
What Is Psoriasis?
If you have psoriasis, you are far from alone. It is a common skin condition that occurs when cells build up too quickly on the skin’s surface. These cells lead to formation of thick and silvery scales – and the familiar itchy and dry red patches that psoriasis is known for.
What Is The XTRAC Laser?
This laser targets specific areas and spots to help clear irritating psoriasis. The XTRAC can focus on areas that need treatment and provides needed relief. To learn more about XTRAC Laser treatments, or to make an appointment, contact Southeastern Dermatology in Lumberton, N.C., today.
The XTRAC treatment can be performed in 20 minutes or less, depending on the needs of the individual patient. Treatment is not painful.
Do I Need XTRAC Treatment?
Anyone suffering from psoriasis can gain relief from this treatment, which is most often used in mild to moderate cases of the skin condition. Often these are patients who have tried topical psoriasis treatments, but without success.
At Southeastern Dermatology, Dr. Andrew A. Hendricks meets with patients one-on-one to discuss their conditions and determine which treatment is the safest and most effective for them.
XTRAC treatments offer new hope to patients whose psoriasis fails to improve despite repeated attempts with various treatments. This laser treatment has been approved by federal health officials and was first introduced in 2000.
What Does Treatment Feel Like?
XTRAC laser treatment may feel warm to some patients, but we find most patients don’t feel any pain or discomfort from this treatment. We may use oils that are applied to your skin before treatment. This allows the XTRAC laser to fight and penetrate psoriasis more effectively.
Some patients report their skin feels mildly sunburned for 24 hours after treatment. Symptoms can include minor redness, burning and itching. But these side effects aren’t a major problem and fade quickly.
What Are XTRAC’s Benefits?
This laser treatment is safe and effective. It works quickly, and best of all, surrounding healthy skin is not damaged during treatment.
Other XTRAC benefits include:
- Effective clearing can be achieved for most patients in fewer than 10 brief sessions.
- Long-lasting relief from psoriasis symptoms.
- Fast, simple and painless treatment sessions. You’ll be done and on your way in minutes.
- Eliminating the need for ineffective and messy creams and ointments.
How Will I Appear After XTRAC Laser Treatment?
Again, your skin may look like you have a mild sunburn right after treatment. This effect lasts between 12 and 24 hours. In rare cases, blisters may develop on treated areas. But the vast majority of patients do not suffer from this temporary side effect.
If you have been suffering from the itchy and sometimes painful effects of psoriasis, and traditional treatments have not eased your symptoms, it may be time to try a new treatment.
To learn if the XTRAC laser can help your psoriasis, contact Southeastern Dermatology today to schedule a consultation.