What is XTRAC?
XTRAC is the only FDA-cleared, clinically proven excimer laser that clears skin of psoriasis and helps to minimize and, in many cases, even eliminate Vitiligo depigmented patches. Because XTRAC delivers a highly targeted, therapeutic beam of UVB light only to areas of the skin affected by psoriasis and/or Vitiligo, healthy skin surrounding the lesions are protected.
How long are the treatments?
The length of time it takes at each appointment to treat your skin condition directly correlates to the amount of surface area your skin condition covers. Treatment sessions are efficient and last anywhere from 10 – 15 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed depends on the skin condition being treated. For those with psoriasis, treatment protocols range from 10 – 20 treatments depending on the severity and thickness of plaques. For those with vitiligo, treatment protocols have a larger range from 16 – 40 treatments depending on the patient.
How often will I need to come in for treatment each week?
You will need to make a commitment to come in between 2 – 3 times each week for the duration of your treatment for optimal results.
What the side effects of XTRAC?
XTRAC has none of the drawbacks often associated with other psoriasis treatments – such as premature aging of healthy skin, skin thinning, resistance to medication, or potential negative systemic side effects. Some patients, however, experience a reaction similar to sunburn or temporary blistering at the site of the treated area and in some cases, a temporary increase in pigmentation may occur.