Vitiligo and the XTRAC Laser Treatment at Bay Dermatology

February 8, 2022

You’ve probably heard of vitiligo, the skin condition in which the body stops producing melanin and the pigment begins to fade. However, many people do not know about its causes and treatments. For example, the XTRAC laser is an FDA-approved treatment that is clinically proven to improve the appearance of your skin.

Read on to find out how Bay Dermatology can use laser treatments to manage this condition.

How the Laser Treatment Works

With XTRAC, a dermatologist uses high-intensity light to treat your lesions. The goal is to improve melanin production in your skin. It’s basically like using an intense pulse of light for a short period. As with most treatments, you will have three or four sessions over six months, although some people may opt for just one treatment.

What Happens During the Procedure?

During the treatment procedure, a dermatologist from Bay Dermatology will lightly mark the skin areas that have patches. After numbing your skin with a topical anesthetic cream, they will use a medical-grade handheld pen to guide a gentle pulse of targeted light across each affected area. The process takes roughly thirty minutes per area treated. Afterward, your doctor may apply a bandage or protective dressing over your newly treated skin to prevent irritation during recovery.

The Benefits of XTRAC Treatment

One of the biggest benefits of this treatment is its speed. Because it’s done in a physician’s office, it can take just 30 minutes from start to finish. With traditional treatment methods, you must apply chemicals or undergo intense UV light therapy for hours each day for weeks at a time.

There are no known side effects, so it’s completely safe for patients of any age. The only thing you’ll notice is that once an area has been treated, there will be some slight discoloration for about a week. Otherwise, there are no restrictions on activities after treatment is complete.

Bay Dermatology is Tampa’s number one solution to all vitiligo problems. The board-certified dermatologists in all eight locations across this area have more than 30 years of experience, and they know how to use the latest XTRAC laser treatment. Contact us today to get your glowing, beautiful skin back.

 

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