Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects more than seven million people in the United States. Symptoms usually appear between ages 15 and 25, but can start at any age. Fortunately, there are many treatment options to manage the symptoms of psoriasis. Learn more about this skin condition and how XTRAC laser treatments for psoriasis can help.
Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, itchy patches most commonly found on the knees, elbows, truck, and scalp. A cure for psoriasis does not exist, however several treatment options exist to manage the symptoms. Typical symptoms of psoriasis include:
XTRAC is an FDA approved laser treatment used by dermatology providers to offer relief to their patients’ irritating and aggravating psoriasis symptoms. This treatment works through a single band on UV light that focuses only on the areas affected by psoriasis. XTRAC laser treatments last only a few minutes with minimal side effects, allowing you to go about your day with little interruption. Multiple sessions are required to see the full effect of XTRAC treatments for psoriasis.
As a laser treatment, XTRAC penetrates the skin to target the DNA of your T cells. With psoriasis, your T cells work overtime and overproduce, resulting in the patches of skin cells that don’t shed. Because the laser is so precise, surrounding areas of your skin will not be affected or damaged.
Waccamaw Dermatology uses the XTRAC laser in our office to quickly and effectively treat psoriasis symptoms. Contact us to schedule an appointment to see if XTRAC is a good option for you.
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