Xtrac Laser for Psoriasis and Vitiligo
We are pleased to offer the FDA-cleared, Xtrac Excimer laser for the safe, fast, effective and pain-free treatment of psoriasis, and vitiligo, as well as, some forms of eczema . We have long experience with Xtrac and have found it to be excellent adjunctive (and, occassionally stand-alone) therapy.
The cost of care with the Xtrac Excimer Laser is generally covered by insurance.
Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about treating psoriasis with Xtrac®:
Who can consider XTRAC Therapy?
Almost all patients with plaque psoriasis are candidates for XTRAC Therapy. If you have mild, moderate or severe psoriasis, you may consider XTRAC Therapy. It is effective for hard to treat areas, as well as for resistant psoriasis that persists despite biologic and other systemic therapies.
-- Children as young as just a few years, and pregnant and lactating women, may all benefit from this therapy safely.
On what body areas can the XTRAC Therapy be used?
The XTRAC Therapy can be used on any plaque psoriasis regardless of location on the body. The XTRAC Therapy is excellent for hard to treat areas such as the scalp, knees or elbows.
How quickly will I see results?
Most patients will begin to notice improvement in their psoriasis within 3 or 4 treatments. Significant improvement is often seen in 6 to 10 treatments, with clearance in 10 to 20 treatments. Most patients require 10-14 visits.
How long does a treatment take?
Treatments are relatively quick. The exact time depends on how many s areas are being treated. Typically, patients can be in and out of the treatment room in ten to twenty minutes.
When can I receive treatment?
The Xtrac laser is available in our office five days per week during regular office hours. You may come in for treatment as often as three times per week as long as there is one treatment-free day between visits. A Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule is ideal. Appointments are required.
Is there any pain associated with Xtrac therapy?
No. Most patients feel no pain or discomfort during XTRAC therapy.