XTRAC Excimer Laser for Treatment of Psoriasis and Vitiligo
The skin is your body’s largest organ, covering and protecting everything vital on the inside. Your skin can be susceptible to certain conditions and diseases that hinder its function and cause you irritation, problems and even embarrassment. Skin disorders like psoriasis and vitiligo can affect your life in many ways, hindering how you live your life and choose certain activities.
Olansky Dermatology Associates, with two locations in Georgia, can provide effective treatment for all kinds of skin disorders. Our talented and experienced team, led by Dr. David Olansky, uses the XTRAC Excimer Laser for the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo. Most treatment for these skin disorders begins with completely noninvasive methods like diet and lifestyle adjustments. There are also medications and skin creams that your dermatologist can prescribe.
If these options do not generate the desired results, the XTRAC laser can work wonders on skin affected by psoriasis and vitiligo. The XTRAC laser works by using highly focused beams of UVB laser light and is the first laser of its kind to be approved for the treatment of psoriasis. Because there are very few risks with the XTRAC laser, patients who are pregnant, nursing or using a variety of medications can still benefit from this treatment. It is even safe for use on children.
XTRAC Laser Treatments
Patients who come to Olansky Dermatology Associates from Roswell and the Atlanta area should expect to undergo multiple XTRAC laser sessions (typically no more than 10) to completely clear psoriasis and vitiligo. Each treatment session lasts about 20 minutes, and they are normally scheduled from one to three times a week. Your Olansky Dermatology Associates practitioner will set your schedule according to your skin type and the severity of your skin condition.
Patients of Olansky Dermatology Associates report feeling no pain or sensations during XTRAC laser treatments. This means that patients need no anesthesia, and there is no recovery time required after treatments. Some patients report feeling a bit sunburnt after treatments, with minimal redness and itching, but this subsides within a day.
While the risks associated with the XTRAC laser are minimal, patients with a family history of skin cancer should be thoroughly assessed by an Olansky dermatologist before treatments. It is possible that XTRAC laser treatments may increase the risk of developing certain types of skin cancer. Your Olansky Dermatology Associates practitioner will discuss the risks and benefits of XTRAC laser treatments in a confidential consultation before any treatments are planned or carried out.
Expert Treatment for Atlanta Area Skin Disorders
The XTRAC Laser is the only Excimer laser cleared and approved by the FDA for the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo. Patients of Olansky Dermatology Associates have seen significant improvement in these skin conditions from XTRAC laser treatments. Remissions are reportedly much longer than with other treatments, up to several months.
Olansky Dermatology Associates is your full-service dermatology solution, with locations in Roswell and Atlanta to serve a large number of area patients. Our skin disorder specialists have the latest training and a wide body of experience treating skin disorders with laser therapy. The XTRAC Excimer laser is the ideal treatment modality for those suffering from persistent psoriasis and vitiligo. Treatments are more precise than phototherapy light sessions and produce better and faster results.
If you are ready for a longer-term solution for your psoriasis and vitiligo skin disorders, call or schedule a consultation online to learn more about the XTRAC Excimer laser and how Olansky Dermatology Associates can help you find relief and freedom from persistent pain and discomfort.