If you have mild to moderate psoriasis, our physicians may recommend that you consider treatment with the XTRAC® excimer laser system.
This laseruses a carefully focused beam of laser light delivered through a sophisticated fiber-optic delivery system, the XTRAC® system is designed to clear unsightly psoriatic skin plaques quickly and effectively.
The laser concentrates light on active lesions; XTRAC® delivers the high-exposure doses necessary for rapid clearing without risk of damage to healthy skin. Of course, results will vary, however individuals with mild to moderate psoriasis can often obtain clearance generally in 10 or less brief treatment sessions. You may experience relief of symptoms beginning after one or two treatments.
Is There Any Pain?
Most patients feel no pain or discomfort during the short XTRAC® psoriasis laser treatment sessions. Sometimes after some treatment sessions, you may experience a sunburn type response. While this may be a bit uncomfortable, this is a good indicator that a helpful dose was delivered. No anesthesia is necessary.
Not only is the XTRAC® psoriasis laser treatment free of pain, it also has few drawbacks often associated with other treatments, such as premature skin aging, skin thinning or resistance to medication, and the XTRAC® system can be used successfully on hard-to-treat areas of the body such as elbows and knees.
How Long Will the Clearing Last?
Each case is unique, but psoriasis sufferers who have experienced XTRAC® treatment have found that relief can last for extended periods of time. Remissions are expected to last at least as long as conventional phototherapy, which is typically several months, but you will probably need fewer treatments per year to remain free of symptoms.
Brighton Dermatology is conveniently located in Mid Michigan and serves all of Michigan including; Brighton, Howell, Novi, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Wixom, Walled Lake, Milford, Farmington Hills, South Lyon, Northville and all other cities in Mid Michigan and the Greater Metro Detroit areas.
Please call 810-220-4422 to schedule a XTRAC® Laser consultation appointment or to inquire about any other treatments performed at Brighton Dermatology and Regenesis. Feel free to contact us by email here.