Psoriasis and vitiligo are skin conditions that can affect your appearance and confidence. There are several available treatments for psoriasis and a few treatments available for vitiligo. One of the most effective treatments that has been used for decades is phototherapy, where UVB light is focused on the area. The XTRAC laser treatment is based on a similar principle.
What Is XTRAC Laser?
The XTRAC laser uses focused and concentrated UVB rays. It works similarly to traditional phototherapy, but gives much faster results. The laser is very safe and doesn’t affect the surrounding skin as phototherapy might. The laser concentrates the UVB rays in the target area so that the skin condition is treated but the rest of your skin remains healthy.
How It Helps Psoriasis
Scientists believe that psoriasis is caused by an abnormality in T cells, which are white blood cells that have a role in the immune system. This is believed to cause the plaque that causes psoriasis. Research studies have proven that UVB light affects these T cells to eliminate the skin symptoms. The XTRAC laser also uses UVB rays, as well as other mechanisms that help reduce the appearance of psoriasis. A 2016 research study found that XTRAC laser can eliminate symptoms when used twice per week for 12 weeks.
How It Helps Vitiligo
UVB light therapy has also been long used as a treatment for vitiligo. Vitiligo is a skin condition in which the pigment of the skin begins to fade. UVB light helps the body by stimulating repigmentation. Most of the light therapy treatments used thus far for vitiligo require extensive treatment periods. However, research and case studies compiled by the National Institute of Health show that XTRAC laser is a much more effective treatment.
If you are suffering from psoriasis or vitiligo and other treatments have failed, XTRAC laser therapy might be right now you. For over 30 years Bay Dermatology Tampa has been dedicated to the health and beauty of your skin. Please contact our experts today with any concerns or questions at (727) 585-8591.