While the summer is a time to shed layers of clothing and show some skin, those suffering from psoriasis, an embarrassing skin condition that affects 7.5 million Americans, don’t get to enjoy the warm weather. Dr. Bruce Katz, director of the renowned JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York, has been able to give psoriasis patients relief with the XTRAC® Excimer Laser, an FDA-cleared highly effective phototherapy treatment offering safe, effective and lasting results.
At the JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York, an unparalleled and comprehensive facility offering the latest breakthroughs in skin treatments, Dr. Bruce Katz is able to quickly and painlessly treat the red, dry patches of scaly, thickened skin that is a result of psoriasis to reveal flawless, smoother skin after a series of XTRAC® Laser treatments. Since the cost of the treatment is covered by most insurance companies, XTRAC® Laser treatments are easily accessible and affordable.
Depending on the extent and severity of the patient’s psoriasis, each procedure is only about five to seven minutes. Noticeable improvements are usually seen within three or four treatments, with many patients seeing 75 percent or more improvement in as few as six to 10 treatments and average remission periods lasting 4-6 months, often longer. The laser is effective even in areas that are difficult to treat, such as elbows, knees and the scalp. XTRAC® Laser treatments have been successful with psoriasis that has spread across as much as 20 percent of body surface area.
“What makes the XTRAC® Laser so revolutionary in relieving psoriasis is that it avoids the often dangerous consequences of other treatment approaches, such as topical steroids, full-body UVB exposure, systemic medications or biologics,” said Dr. Katz, Director of the Body Contouring Center at JUVA. “Those techniques may produce a range of effects, from premature aging of healthy skin to the risk of malignancies and tuberculosis. The safe and effective XTRAC® Laser has not been associated with any of those kinds of side effects, because the XTRAC® Laser uses a precisely focused beam of ultraviolet light only on the affected skin area, avoiding exposure to healthy skin.”