What is the Excimer?
The XTRAC excimer delivers a highly targeted therapeutic beam of UVB light to treat psoriasis and vitiligo. Although it is often called a laser, it is actually not a laser, but a light therapy which safe on children as well. Quick and virtually painless without the troublesome side effects of other treatment options, it’s simply a better way to long-lasting results.
Since receiving FDA clearance in 2000, the XTRAC Excimer Laser has come to be recognized by dermatologists worldwide as the market leader in treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis. It uses a sophisticated liquid light guide system to deliver a targeted, super-narrow UVB band to affected areas.
Is Excimer Right for Me?
What skin problems does it address?
The Excimer is used for the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo. Your provider can help you determine whether you are a good candidate.
After a series of treatments, you may be clear for several months or longer. The treatments are performed twice a week and do require consistency in order to achieve optimal results. Vitiligo typically requires a longer course of treatment. It would need to be considered whether the twice weekly treatments would fit into your schedule to determine whether this is the right treatment for you.
What does the procedure entail?
The Excimer is a painless and safe treatment that takes 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. This procedure is performed in office, by a trained medical assistant. Once you are brought into the office, the medical assistant will seat you on the table and ensure that the area being treated is exposed. Using the handpiece of the Excimer to traverse the entire surface of the treatment area, light will be delivered to the skin.
After the treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling. Sometimes the first few treatments requires the medical assistant to find the proper dosage for you.