Psoriasis is not a fun condition to live with. It can cause your skin to become itchy, red and scaly. There are several different treatment options for this condition, but a number of them don’t work very well. If you’re like a lot of other people who have psoriasis, there is a good chance that you don’t like using steroid cream.
One of the best treatment options available for this skin condition involves the use of an XTRAC® laser. This therapy can be used to treat vitiligo and psoriasis, and it’s even been used to treat various types of eczema. Since it’s a targeted laser, we can use it to treat individual areas and spots.
We focus the laser on specific patches of skin, and over time, the affected areas begin to improve. The procedure shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes. One of the greatest benefits of treating psoriasis with the XTRAC® laser is the lack of discomfort.
Do You Need This Treatment?
If you have mild to moderate psoriasis, then you can benefit from this procedure. It can be a great solution for patients who haven’t achieved good results with topical creams. It might also be a great choice for you if you haven’t gotten results from taking systemic medications.
Many traditional treatment options can work well, but they might have trouble beating stubborn patches, and the XTRAC® laser treatment can be used to handle persistent plaques. The procedure is meant to be comfortable, and it’s even suitable for children.
How the Procedure Works
The XTRAC® laser is developed by PhotoMedex and can help individuals who suffer from psoriasis. It’s also effective for several other skin conditions. Since it’s an excimer laser system, it uses focused light to clear up conditions.
While undergoing the procedure, you might experience some warm sensations, and there is also the chance that you’ll experience the effect of minor sunburn, which can occur 12 hours after the treatment. Fortunately, these symptoms are very tolerable and minimal.
During the procedure, the XTRAC® laser is moved across the stubborn plaques. Once the laser light penetrates the plaques, the results begin to take effect.
The Benefits of XTRAC®
If you’re considering this treatment option, then you should understand the benefits. This laser treatment has the power to quickly and effectively clear up psoriasis plaques. During the procedure, the laser delivers powerful doses of monochromatic UVB, which rapidly clears the lesion.
One of the benefits is the lack of damage to surrounding skin tissue. You can expect to see very effective clearing of your lesions, and you can get great results with a series of quick sessions. After the treatments are finished, you can expect symptom relief for many months.
The treatment sessions are quick and effective. By choosing this treatment option at Integrated Dermatology of Coral Gables, you can avoid using messy creams, and you don’t have to implement a daily skin care routine. If you’re tired of being self-conscious about your psoriasis, you should consider treatment with the XTRAC® laser. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our office in Coral Gables.