Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disease that causes skin cells to grow too quickly. The body does not shed these excess cells, causing them to pile up on the surface of the skin and form lesions. There are five types of psoriasis: plaque, guttate, pustular, inverse, and erythrodermic. Plaque (pronounced plak) psoriasis is the most common of the five. It causes white or red patches of thick, scaly skin called plaques. These patches can develop anywhere on the body but most commonly on the lower back, elbows, knees and scalp.
Finding an effective treatment or combination of treatments for plaque psoriasis can be challenging. Now there is a new option- the XTRAC Excimer Laser Treatment System. This treatment can bring long lasting, effective relief (typically several months) from the painful symptoms of plaque psoriasis.
The XTRAC Excimer Laser provides relief by delivering a precise, targeted UV light on the affected areas so that the surrounding healthy skin is not exposed. Most patients experience significant improvement in 6 to 10 painless treatment sessions; clearance in 10 to 20 treatments, and for some the psoriasis eventually goes into remission for several months. Individual results may vary depending upon severity.
Many insurance companies are covering XTRAC Excimer Laser Therapy for treatments (including individuals with scalp psoriasis). Our staff will be happy to check your coverage to determine if your insurance company will approve this truly effective treatment.
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