Xtrac Laser

SPECTRUM DERMATOLOGY | SCOTTSDALE & GREATER PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Xtrac laser therapy is a unique light therapy approach that is effective in treating psoriasis, some forms of eczema, and even some cases of vitiligo. It utilizes a laser source with a single wavelength to target individual spots and patches of skin. Xtrac was designed to treat the most stubborn of skin complaints and lesions.

Not every dermatology office is equipped with the Xtrac laser. Spectrum Dermatology proudly offers one of the largest suites of lasers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. Clients who want to treat psoriasis, eczema, and vitiligo are often limited by a clinic’s lack of laser technology and skill sets. However, at Spectrum Dermatology, the latest and most effective treatments for all skin conditions are always available.

Conditions treated with Xtrac

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition with no cure, but it is possible to treat the symptoms. Xtrac has shown to be an effective tool in minimizing and reducing psoriasis flareups. This inflammatory skin condition is not dangerous, but can cause embarrassing red patches on the skin, often with silvery tips.

Eczema

Eczema is a skin condition also has no cure and often begins in childhood. It can be mistaken for a rash and avoiding triggers has traditionally been the best approach for preventing flareups. However, Xtrac can also be used in some eczema cases to minimize symptoms and shorten their lifespan.

Vitiligo

A rare skin condition, vitiligo happens when the cells that create pigment in the skin are mistakenly attacked by the immune system. There is no cure for vitiligo, which appears as white patches of lost melanin. However, the effects of vitiligo may be softened with Xtrac treatments.

Xtrac might be recommended as a solitary treatment or in conjunction with other treatments. This laser therapy is often recommended after topical and oral treatments have failed. Xtrac has shown to work well in situations where stubborn lesions persist, and when all other forms of less invasive therapies have been exhausted.

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What To Expect With Xtrac Therapy

The Xtrac laser is relatively gentle compared to some other laser treatments. The procedure is fast and painless. The most common description of the treatment is a gentle heal, but most patients report feeling nothing at all. Post-Xtrac, you may experience the feeling of a mild sunburn for up to 24 hours. Itching, a burning sensation, and redness are common side effects. However, they are tolerable and disappear within a few days.

There are many potential benefits of Xtrac, including:

  • Reduction and possible removal of lesions in 10 or fewer sessions
  • Lasting relief from chronic skin conditions with many clients reporting that they are symptom-free for several months
  • A fast, comfortable, and easy treatment that takes just a few minutes
  • No more complicated daily skin care routines
How does Xtrac work?

Xtrac is different than other lasers because it uses a special light wavelength specifically for stubborn lesions. The Xtrac light is 311 nanometers, different than any other laser on the market. Most clients receive up to three treatments per week until they reach 10 treatments. Xtrac can remove difficult plaques and lesions where other therapies have failed.

Will my insurance cover Xtrac?

It is important to check with your provider first, but many clients have their Xtrac treatments covered by insurance. Coverage can be discussed during a complimentary consultation, and pre-authorization can be initiated by Spectrum Dermatology on your behalf. Since Xtrac is designed to treat skin conditions that are often covered by insurance, this laser treatment is one of the few that may be covered by your provider.

What are the side effects of Xtrac?

Xtrac uses a light that falls within the UVB spectrum. This type of ultraviolet light therapy has been a part of dermatology practices for many years. However, there is always a risk of damage including skin cancer with any exposure to UVB rays. However, Xtrac delivers short and targeted rays only to the affected area. This ensures that damage is kept to a minimum. You likely experience more sun damage on days when you forget to wear sunscreen. There is a small risk of blistering and sunburn.

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Are you ready to learn more about Xtrac and say goodbye to persistent skin lesions? Spectrum Dermatology is home to all of your medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology needs. Contact us today or schedule an appointment by calling (480) 948-8400.

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