New Excimer Laser For Psoriasis And Vitiligo

Technology has advanced enough to offer a solution to the needs of patients with psoriasis with a medium to moderate extension of this pathology with the only Excimer Laser existing on the market, the Xtrac, which just arrived to the Clínica de Laser de Piel in Bogotá, for localized treatment of psoriasis. It offers multiple advantages, such as the following ones:

  It only treats localized plaques of psoriasis through the optic fiber system.
  Isolates the healthy surrounding tissue from the ultra violet rays UVB reducing the risk of photo ageing and cancer.
  Reduces the number of treatments, because with the laser 6 to 10 sessions are required approximately, although the majority require an average of 6, and there are patients that with 4 sessions achieve the removal of plaques.
  Less number of treatments given its ability to administer high doses specifically to the plaques.

This Laser has been invented by the company PHOTO MEDEX and it is dully registered with approval by the FDA of the United States for the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo and atopic dermatitis. It is an Ecximer Laser. 308 nm: this wave is between the narrow band (UVB) (305-311mm). It is proven to be the most effective wave for Psoriasis treatment. The equipment has an optic fiber capable of liberating high energy doses without compromising the patient’s healthy tissue, it only targets the plaques.

The ideal patients for the psoriasis treatment with laser are the patients that have a coverage of 10 to 20% of the body with slight to moderate and with stable plaques. The treatment is fast, the sessions are between 5 and 10 minutes, painless and does not require anesthesia. The Xtrac Laser provides the patients with a safe and effective treatment compared with the existent ones in the market, which in return gives a better quality of life to the patients.

The treatment of vitiligo with the ECXIMER LASER system is known for its capability to increase pigmentation when the skin is exposed to the UVB light frequencies produced by the laser.

The UVB Phototherapy (ultraviolet B rays) is the one used the most to treat skin problems such as psoriasis and vitiligo. This laser issues more selective light beams and is approved by the FDA in USA for effective treatments of vitiligo. On the other hand, the ECXIMER LASER is known to increase the skin’s pigmentation when it is exposed to this light frequency.

Those patients diagnosed with vitiligo are considered apt for this treatment.

  Faster partial re-pigmentation of the areas treated, which will make more homogeneous the skin pigmentation becoming an aesthetic improvement.
  Since the light is supplied through optic fiber and it only treats the affected area, it avoids the exposure of the healthy tissue to these rays greatly reducing the risks of photo ageing and skin cancer.
  The results with Ecximer laser in the treatment of vitiligo is highly satisfactory, and the areas with the fastest respond are the face, neck and body.

Other applications of the Excimer Laser Xtrac are for the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis and the pigmentation of hypo pigmented scars.

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