What Is an XTRAC Laser and How It Can Help
If you’re suffering from psoriasis, you may be looking for alternative treatments for your symptoms. Fortunately, the XTRAC laser can help. Here’s what you need to know about this psoriasis treatment.
What Is an XTRAC Laser?
Before we get into how this laser works as part of psoriasis treatment, it’s important to understand what it is and how it works in general. Much like the equipment used in laser treatment for rosacea, the XTRAC laser is a form of phototherapy for the skin. This particular laser is a small, handheld tool that has the ability to reduce the appearance of psoriasis symptoms on the skin. The size of this device means it’s easy for your dermatologist to administer treatment right from their office. The XTRAC laser concentrates a single band of UVB light on the skin it’s pointed at. This light then penetrates the skin and breaks up the DNA of T cells, which contribute to the formation of psoriasis plaques and other skin rashes. There is a specific wavelength used for psoriasis treatment. In most cases, the 308-nm wavelength has been the most effective in clearing up psoriasis lesions on the skin.
What Are the Benefits of XTRAC Laser Treatment?
Light therapies of all kinds come with a certain set of benefits, and XTRAC laser therapy is no exception. This treatment, as we covered earlier, is particularly effective when used as a psoriasis treatment for patients. Not only can this laser help clear psoriasis lesions from the skin, but it also only takes minutes for the treatment to be administered. With that kind of efficiency, psoriasis patients can be in and out of their doctors’ offices and living a symptom-free life in no time flat. In addition, XTRAC laser therapy doesn’t affect surrounding skin. The precision of this handheld laser means it’s much less likely to cause skin irritation when administered. It also means psoriasis can be treated that much more effectively. Finally, XTRAC laser therapy typically requires fewer sessions than other forms of psoriasis treatment to attain the same or similar results for patients. Rapid results mean more confidence for psoriasis patients, too.
What Types of Psoriasis Can XTRAC Lasers Treat?
While XTRAC laser therapy is a great form of psoriasis, it’s typically not a first line treatment. It’s certainly effective, but like any treatment, it has a few limitations. In this case, the biggest limitation is in the types of psoriasis the XTRAC laser can treat. While the laser can treat several forms of psoriasis, it’s typically most effective when psoriasis is only affecting a small area of the body. For instance, scalp psoriasis may be an ideal condition to treat with this laser. In addition, patients have seen positive results in their treatment when XTRAC therapy is combined with another form of topical psoriasis treatment.
If you’re suffering from psoriasis symptoms and your current treatment isn’t cutting it, ask your dermatologist about XTRAC laser therapy. To make an appointment or get more information on this treatment, book your consultation with SE Dermatology Specialists today.