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Xtrac laser therapy with your Milpitas dermatologist can address psoriasis and other conditions


As the field of medicine has continued to evolve, dermatologists have gained new insights into therapies suitable for various skin conditions. Chronic conditions like eczema, vitiligo, and psoriasis can be difficult to manage, but innovative new therapies have been developed to produce desirable effects. Patients of the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery can experience outstanding results from treatment with the XTRAC excimer laser.

Typically, XTRAC laser therapy is recommended for the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo. There are some forms of eczema, however, that may respond well to this light treatment as well. The XTRAC laser has been developed to treat individual areas and spots with a single, specific wavelength studied in dozens of clinical trials. The areas of skin treated in a series of short treatment sessions improve over time and can remain clear for up to several months at a time. The XTRAC procedure is typically completed in ten to twenty minutes and is not painful. In many instances, treatment may be covered under insurance.

Who can benefit from XTRAC treatment?

XTRAC excimer laser therapy is an excellent solution for anyone who has been unable to get mild to moderate psoriasis under control. Whether psoriasis is a new diagnosis by your Milpitas area dermatologist or several other forms of therapy have been tried, XTRAC may be used. Studies have shown that XTRAC produces excellent results on its own, and can also be used in conjunction with biologic medications to achieve the best control of psoriasis.

How XTRAC laser therapy works

XTRAC was the first laser of its kind to receive FDA clearance for the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis. This system has been in use for more than a decade and has continued to help patients of all ages enjoy healthier, clearer skin.

Before laser treatment begins, oil may be applied to the skin to allow for better penetration into plaques. While most patients feel nothing as laser energy is directed to specific spots on the skin, some do report a warm sensation. After treatment, the skin may feel slightly sunburned for up to a day. Slight redness, burning, or itching may develop but are typically very tolerable.

Psoriasis and vitiligo do not have to negatively impact your quality of life. Your experienced dermatologist has solutions to help you regain control of your skin. We serve patients from areas including Union City, Haywood, Newark, and more. Call the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery for your consultation in Fremont or Milpitas today.

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