For decades, dermatologists have utilized the anti-inflammatory effects of ultraviolet light to treat various inflammatory diseases including psoriasis, vitiligo, and eczema. Traditional treatments relied on large light boxes and often required the use of oral photosensitizers and long treatment times. Upon the discovery of the most therapeutic wavelengths of light, Xtrac eximer laser therapy was developed to bring ultraviolet light therapy into the modern era.
Xtrac laser therapy has many advantages over topical, oral, and traditional light based therapies. It give patients freedom by freeing them from time consuming and often messy topical creams and ointments, and can prevent skin thinning associated with long term topical steroid use. Nearly anywhere on the body can be treated, including difficult to treat areas like the scalp. There are no internal side effects with treatment, so no need to worry about systemic side effects like organ damage. There are no painful injections with the treatment. In fact, most treatments are painless with a sunburn reaction being the most common side effect. It also allows treatment localized to just the skin that needs it, sparing the surrounding normal skin.
If you are not satisfied with your current treatment for psoriasis, vitiligo, or eczema, you may be a candidate for Xtrac laser therapy. Most treatment regimens are twice weekly treatments taking 10 min or less, and patients can see results in as little as 10 treatments. Most major insurance carriers offer coverage for Xtrac laser therapy.