Psoriasis is a persistent and often debilitating skin condition that causes inflamed, red scaly patches of skin on various parts of the body. Psoriasis most commonly appears on the scalp, elbows, knees, face, lower back, groin, arms, and legs, and it is estimated that two out of every 100 people in the United States have some form of it. While there is no cure for psoriasis, there are many effective treatments that offer hope for people who suffer with the condition. One of the most innovative of these treatments is Excimer Laser Therapy.
What is XTRAC Excimer Laser Therapy?
XTRAC Excimer Laser Therapy is the only FDA-approved and clinically-proven excimer laser that is cleared for treating psoriasis. It provides fast treatments and already has many patients seeing significant improvement and long-lasting results.
How does Excimer Laser Therapy work?
The XTRAC excimer laser delivers highly targeted beams of UVB light directly to the area of skin affected by psoriasis. Due to the fact that the laser delivers painless light in a small radius, the healthy skin surrounding the psoriasis is left unaffected.
How long does treatment take?
A typical treatment session for XTRAC Excimer Laser Therapy takes about 5-10 minutes due to rapid exposure times. It is recommended that most patients have two to three sessions per week, for an average of 6 weeks total. The session is noninvasive and painless, so there is absolutely no downtime for patients.
How long do results last?
A majority of patients begin to see results after only a few sessions, while the most significant results are seen after a few weeks. The results typically last for several months, allowing patients to live free from the burden of inflamed skin and daily topical treatments.
To learn more about Excimer Laser Therapy treatments for psoriasis, or to schedule your consultation at Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting, P.C., please fill out the form on this page or call 610.947.4322. We look forward to working with you!