As more and more advances are made in laser therapy, it seems as if every day a new “miracle” laser is discovered; one that promises to not only clear up the skin condition you are suffering from, but also promises to get you that handsome boyfriend, a clean house, and a brand new car! Obviously we are not being serious here, but the claims can be that outlandish, and sifting through the promises and claims get more difficult each day.
Fortunately, you have us, The Skin & Vein Center, to help you decide what is realistic, and today we are going to discuss XTRAC, a promising new laser therapy that has been approved by the FDA and has shown itself to be quite helpful in the treatment of three skin conditions in particular: psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis.
What Is XTRAC?
This small handheld laser uses liquid UVB laser lights to penetrate your skin painlessly and treat the DNA problems causing the condition, especially in psoriasis. Safe enough to be used on pregnant women and young children, results can be visible with just a few treatments, but depending on the scope and severity of your issue, can take up to 20 treatments to be visible.
What Are the Side Effects of the XTRAC Procedure?
The risks of XTRAC are relatively mild, and include redness of the area being treated, blisters, itchiness, a burning feeling, and possibly an increase in pigmentation. XTRAC is not recommended for use in patients with a history of skin cancer, or who have lupus or exeroderma pigmentosum.
Does XTRAC Work?
Physicians the world over are excited over just how well XTRAC works in the treatment of skin conditions, especially the three listed here. Psoriasis sufferers have the best history of treatment with XTRAC, allowing the patients to go longer periods without reoccurrences.
How Painful Is the Procedure?
There is no pain or discomfort associated with the XTRAC procedure, meaning you can resume normal life activities immediately after the procedure is performed. No anesthetic is required.
How Long Do the Treatments Last?
Generally, they last no more than 15 minutes per session and will take place two to three times per week, depending on what your physician recommends.
The Skin and Vein Center
The XTRAC procedure is giving hope to patients that normal life activities can be accomplished without having to hide behind clothing or make-up. Schedule a consultation with us today and discover if you are a good candidate for this exciting new procedure!