Psoriasis is one of the most painful and frustrating skin diseases which are prevalent. In order to get rid of these psoriasis outbreaks and to reduce symptoms, people have used light therapy since ages. XTRAC laser works on the same principles as phototherapy, but is known to show its results sooner than the other available methods.
This technique targets the DNA of T-cells. T-cells play a major role in maintaining the body’s immunity. However, in case of psoriasis these T-cells are overproduced, leading to the plaque formation. XTRAC laser technique helps in breaking down these plaques by targeting the T-cell overproduction and is thereby capable of reducing the duration of these outbreaks. This technique is known for its ability to get rid of significant amount of patches of psoriasis in a single session. This laser treatment functions at a wavelength of 308nm and takes place two to three times each week, with a minimum of 48 hours in between each session of treatment.
Although XTRAC laser treatment focuses on one of the underlying causes of the disease, it cannot completely cure the disease or control the buildup of this autoimmune condition. It does clear the plaques more rapidly than the body can without its presence. It also shortens the length of outbreaks, but the treatment will have to be continued for as long as the symptoms are seen.
XTRAC laser treatment is used to treat all types of psoriasis which includes inverse, pustular, guttate and erythrodermic psoriasis. The data available on the dosage to be used is very limited. However, the dosage varies from one person to another and is decided on the basis of the thickness of the lesions, skin type and other factors. Necessary adjustments can be made on the basis of the observations and the side effects observed.
XTRAC laser treatment is known to show rapid results and provides a good alternative to people who find drugs intolerable. The side effects are less compared to any other treatment and it is also painless.