XTrac Laser At Georgia Dermatology Partners
Georgia Dermatology Partners are proud to offer our patients in Snellville, Loganville, and Braselton relief from their psoriasis. The XTrac Laser treatment is available to all patients at our Snellville location. Xtrac has been proven to relieve up to 95% of psoriasis.
What Is The XTrac Laser
XTRAC is the only FDA-cleared, clinically proven excimer laser that gets skin clear of psoriasis—and it works fast, with many patients seeing significant improvement and long-lasting remissions. Because XTRAC delivers a highly targeted, therapeutic beam of UVB light only to areas of the skin affected by psoriasis, healthy skin surrounding the lesions stays that way.
XTRAC clears the symptoms, prolongs the remission, and returns skin to a clinically healthy state in record time. All of this means XTRAC delivers consistently predictable results so patients experience more good days of living than bad.
Quick Facts About XTrac
- Effective treatment—symptoms reduced generally in 10-12 treatment sessions
- Long-lasting relief—typically several months free of symptoms
- Simple, painless treatment—sessions are very short
- Relief without messy creams and daily skin care regimen
- Covered by most major insurance companies, available by Rx
*Results may vary, talk to your doctor about the right treatment protocol for you.
Side Effects/Risks: XTRAC has none of the drawbacks often associated with other psoriasis treatments-such as premature aging of healthy skin, skin thinning, resistance to medication, or potential negative systemic side effects. Some patients, however, experience a reaction similar to sunburn or blistering at the site of the treated area and in some cases, an increase in pigmentation may occur.
XTRAC Scalp Psoriasis Treatment
Scalp Psoriasis Can be Cleared. 95% XTRAC CLEAR.
Because of the shielding effect of hair, traditional UVB lamp therapy is not very effective against scalp psoriasis. However, studies have reported success in treating it with the [XTRAC] 308 nm excimer laser which generates a targeted beam of UVB light.
XTRAC allows for simple manual separation of the hair, provides good visualization of psoriasis, and permits rapid treatment so that a whole scalp can often be treated in less than 15 minutes.
Vitiligo Is Not Forever. XTRAC For Even Skin.
XTRAC treatments can minimize and, in many cases, even eliminate Vitiligo depigmented patches. The XTRAC [308 nm] excimer laser delivers a targeted beam of UVB light and only the areas of skin affected by Vitiligo receive the laser energy.
Though the laser spot size measures only 18mm x 18mm, due to rapid exposure times, relatively large, discrete areas can be treated in just five to 10 minutes, which is much quicker than the duration of conventional phototherapy light sessions. And most importantly, XTRAC treatments achieve complete response rates faster in a higher proportion of patients.
XTRAC Laser Before & After
How Does XTRAC Work To Improve Psoriasis?
The XTRAC is a small handheld device that provides simple treatments for our Georgia Dermatology Partners patients. The laser concentrates a single band of ultraviolet B (UVB) light on psoriasis lesions. This light energy penetrates the skin and breaks down the DNA of the T cells, which are what have multiplied to create psoriasis plaques. XTRAC uses a 308-nanometer wavelength of light energy, and this has been found to be the most effective for clearing psoriasis lesions.
What Are The Benefits Of XTRAC Laser Treatments For Psoriasis?
At Georgia Dermatology Partners, our psoriasis patients have experienced great success with these XTRAC treatments. The XTRAC light energy acts directly on the most visible symptoms of psoriasis, often significantly reducing the severity and length of a flare.
These are other benefits of XTRAC for psoriasis:
- Rapid, visible results — XTRAC improves psoriasis plaques quickly and effectively.
- An alternative to medications — XTRAC provides an alternative to medications, some of which cause side effects in some patients.
- Well tolerated and painless — These are typically painless, fast, easy treatments.
- No recovery necessary — There isn’t any downtime; you can return to work or normal activities immediately after your session.
- Low UV exposure — Traditional phototherapy for psoriasis involves exposing large areas of skin to UV light, increasing the risk of skin cancer. XTRAC allows very precise targeting, limiting any extra UV exposure
What Kind Of Results Can I Expect From XTRAC Laser Treatments For Psoriasis?
The FDA approved the XTRAC Laser for psoriasis therapy in 2009. This approval was based on various clinical studies of the laser’s effectiveness. One of those studies reported that 72 percent of participants experienced at least a 75 percent clearing of psoriasis plaques in an average of 6.2 treatments. About 50 percent of participants had at least 90 percent of their plaques clear after 10 or fewer treatments.
How Long Does Psoriasis Treatment With XTRAC Take?
These treatments at our Georgia Dermatology Partners Snellville location take just a few minutes. Your overall time depends upon how many psoriasis areas we are treating with the XTRAC Laser. Generally, you can expect to be finished with your XTRAC treatment in just 10-15 minutes.
Is Psoriasis Treatment With XTRAC Painful?
Because we can target very specific areas with the XTRAC Laser, this limits the exposure of adjacent skin to the laser energy. This keeps the patient very comfortable. XTRAC provides the painless treatment. There is no need for any topical numbing prior to your session. Sessions are short, and there isn’t any downtime.
What Are The Risks Involved With XTRAC Laser Treatments?
No medical risks have been identified with XTRAC Laser treatments.
What Are The Side Effects Of XTRAC Treatment?
The only typical side effects after these treatments are redness around the affected areas. There can also be an itching sensation. These resolve within a couple of hours in most cases.
Does Insurance Cover XTRAC Laser Treatments For Psoriasis?
Our XTRAC Laser treatments are covered by all major insurance companies and Medicare, as these are deemed to be medically necessary treatments. As mentioned above, if you have insurance, you’ll only be responsible for your co-pay or deductible costs.
How Much Does XTRAC Laser Therapy For Psoriasis Cost?
Costs vary depending upon how many areas are being treated, but because insurance covers XTRAC treatments, usually you’re only responsible for your co-pay.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you’re interested in learning more about XTRAC Laser Treatment please contact us for a consultation at 770.972.4845 or fill out our contact us form. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.