Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition resulting from a build-up of skin cells, often producing a scaly appearance on the elbows, knees, hands, back, legs, feet, scalp, neck, and face. Those seeking relief from their psoriasis may have heard of the XTRAC Laser. The XTRAC Laser is an FDA approved treatment that can slow and reverse psoriatic cells’ growth so that patients may achieve clearer and beautiful skin.
The XTRAC Laser is a form of light therapy, also known as phototherapy. The laser focuses a single band of ultraviolet light on psoriasis lesions using a 308-nanometer wavelength. It only takes a few minutes to perform, and the surrounding skin isn’t affected because the laser is focused solely on the troubled spot. The XTRAC Laser is considered to work faster and more efficiently than other light therapy treatments and can target harder to reach areas like your elbows or scalp.
The XTRAC Laser is used as a treatment option for those suffering from psoriasis. By penetrating the skin, the XTRAC Laser breaks the DNA of one’s T cell. Your T cells are the ones that, when suffering from psoriasis, are working overtime and leaving you with extra skin cells that don’t fall off.
According to their specific needs, patients receiving XTRAC Laser treatment for psoriasis can expect 2 to 3 sessions a week. Patients will often begin to notice improvement within 3 to 4 treatments, with significant improvement within 6 to 10 treatments and possible clearance within 10 to 20 treatments. Of course, results vary depending on the individual.
Before choosing an XTRAC Laser treatment for psoriasis, you will want to speak with your dermatologist about risk factors and side effects. Our dermatologists at Waccamaw Dermatology can aid you in choosing the best solution for your specific needs.
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