XTRAC Laser Chicago
What is XTRAC Laser used to treat and am I a good candidate?
The XTRAC Excimer Laser is an excellent new treatment for psoriasis and vitiligo. It is clinically and laboratory proven as a highly effective wavelength for the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo. It provides quick effective relief from itchy, dry and unsightly psoriasis lesions, and stimulates the pigment in the skin for patients with vitiligo. Patients who have mild to moderate stubborn plaques of psoriasis, or patients who suffer from the skin condition Vitiligo are good candidates. Xtrac Laser tends to be most successful in treating vitiligo on the face and neck as shown in clinical trials.
What are the benefits of XTRAC Laser and how does it work?
The psoriasis lesions are specifically targeted by the laser light while healthy surrounding tissue remains unexposed. Areas such as elbows, knees and scalp that are typically difficult to treat are not an issue with the Xtrac Laser. There are no drawbacks such as skin thinning, premature aging of healthy skin, or resistance to medication often associated with other psoriasis treatments. There is very little to no pain or discomfort associated with the laser treatment, other than a slight warm sensation similar to a sunburn.
For vitiligo, the Xtrac Laser carefully delivers the light energy to the areas of skin that do not have pigment while leaving the normal areas of skin intact. There is no premature aging or thinning of the skin. Treatments usually take 5 to 10 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically psoriasis patients see noticeable results in as few as 10 treatments.
For vitiligo, results will vary from patient to patient; however, improvement will typically be observed within 6 to 12 treatments and more even pigmentation can often be obtained in 30 treatments or less.
What type of results will I see?
Usually 75% to 100% clearance of psoriasis lesions is achieved following a series of Xtrac treatments. Maintenance treatments are recommended.
Gradual darkening of the vitiligo spots over time resulting in an overall blending of skin tone.
Is there any downtime associated with this procedure?
There is no downtime associated with this treatment. Patients may resume their normal activities immediately after your Xtrac Laser session.