The XTRAC Advantage
- Effective treatment — symptoms** reduced generally in 15-20 treatment sessions
- Long-lasting relief — typically several months free of symptoms**
- Painless and quick treatments
- Relief without messy creams and daily skin care regimen
- Covered by most major insurance companies, available by Rx
Since receiving FDA clearance in 2000, the XTRAC Excimer Laser has come to be recognized by dermatologists worldwide as the market leader in the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo.
XTRAC Lasers produce a highly effective, safe, and painless therapy by delivering a targeted, super-narrow UVB band to affected areas, resulting in effective and rapid improvement without the worry of harmful side effects of invasive, systemic agents.
Specifically XTRAC provides several key advantages when compared to other available psoriasis treatment options:
How It Works
Using a carefully focused beam of laser light delivered through a sophisticated liquid light guide delivery system, the XTRAC system is designed to clear unsightly psoriatic skin plaques quickly and effectively. Because it concentrates light on active lesions, XTRAC allows your health care technician to deliver the high therapeutic doses necessary for rapid clearing without risk to healthy skin.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER THE XTRAC THERAPY?
Almost all patients with plaque psoriasis are candidates for the XTRAC Therapy. If you have mild, moderate or severe psoriasis, you should consider the XTRAC Therapy.
ON WHAT BODY AREAS CAN THE XTRAC THERAPY BE USED?
The XTRAC Therapy can be used on any plaque psoriasis regardless of location on the body. The XTRAC Therapy is excellent for hard to treat areas such as the scalp, knees or elbows.
IS THE XTRAC THERAPY SAFE TO USE ON CHILDREN?
Yes. XTRAC treatments have been performed on children as young as just a few years old.
IS THE XTRAC THERAPY SAFE TO USE ON PREGNANT WOMAN OR WOMEN WHO ARE NURSING?
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Most patients will begin to notice improvement in their psoriasis within 3 or 4 treatments. Significant improvement is often seen in 6 to 10 treatments, with clearance in 10 to 20 treatments. Individual results will vary.
IS THERE ANY PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH THE XTRAC THERAPY?
No. Most patients feel no pain or discomfort during the XTRAC Therapy.
IS ANESTHESIA REQUIRED WITH THE THERAPY?
No. The XTRAC treatment is pain free.
HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT TAKE?
Treatments are relatively quick. The exact time depends on how many psoriasis areas are being treated with the XTRAC. Typically, patients can be in and out of the treatment room in ten to fifteen minutes.
HOW LONG WILL PSORIASIS CLEARING LAST?
Each patient is unique, but psoriasis sufferers who have experienced the XTRAC Therapy have found that relief can last for extended periods of time, typically 4 to 6 months or longer than other psoriasis treatments.
IS THE XTRAC THERAPY COVERED BY MY INSURANCE COMPANY?
All major insurance companies and Medicare provide coverage for the XTRAC laser treatments. For questions about insurance coverage and to verify your benefits, please contact us at (212) 861-9600.
HOW MUCH DOES THE THERAPY COST?
The XTRAC Therapy is covered by all major insurance companies and Medicare. If you are covered by insurance, typically your costs will be your standard co-pay or deductible costs. If you do not have insurance coverage, an XTRAC physician can discuss a cash payment plan.
HOW OFTEN IS THE XTRAC THERAPY GIVEN?
The XTRAC Therapy is performed two to three times per week in your physician’s office. Your physician will discuss with you the best treatment program that fits your need.
HOW QUICKLY CAN I GET AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE PHYSICIAN?
By contacting us at (212) 861-9600, we should be able to “fast track” you by getting your first appointment scheduled within 24-48 hours after we verify your insurance coverage.
CAN I USE OTHER TREATMENTS ALONG WITH THE XTRAC THERAPY, SUCH AS TOPICALS OR BIOLOGICS?
An XTRAC Physician can define the best treatment protocol for you and whether the XTRAC Therapy should be used with other medications.
IS THE XTRAC THERAPY SAFER THAN OTHER TREATMENTS?
The XTRAC Therapy is extremely safe compared to other prescription treatments. The XTRAC Therapy does not expose your healthy skin to treatment. Also, there is no thinning of the skin as is common with topical medications. There is also none of the dangerous health risks such as cancer, tuberculosis, even death, as associated with biologics and systemics.