Vitiligo Is Not Forever

Vitiligo is a skin disorder that results from the destruction of melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing the pigment melanin that gives color to the skin. XTRAC treatments can minimize and, in many cases, even eliminate depigmented vitiligo patches.

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XTRAC for Even Skin

The XTRAC excimer laser delivers a targeted beam of UVB light, and only the areas of skin affected by vitiligo receive the laser energy. Though the laser spot size measures only 18mm x 18mm, due to rapid exposure times, relatively large, discrete areas can be treated in just five to ten minutes, which is much quicker than the duration of conventional phototherapy light sessions. And most importantly, XTRAC treatments achieve complete response rates faster in a higher proportion of patients. 

How XTRAC Vitiligo Treatment Works

XTRAC vitiligo treatment is a type of phototherapy that uses a specific wavelength of ultraviolet light to treat vitiligo. A highly effective treatment with up to 70% success rate, the treatment is performed using a handheld device that delivers a concentrated beam of UVB light to the affected areas of the skin.

This light stimulates the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color and can help to reduce or even eliminate the white patches associated with vitiligo. By increasing the number of melanocytes in the affected area, XTRAC vitiligo treatment can help to restore the skin's natural pigment. 

Unlike other forms of phototherapy, such as PUVA therapy, XTRAC vitiligo treatment does not require you to take medication or apply topical creams before or after treatment. This targeted approach helps to minimize the risk of damage to healthy skin and reduces the risk of side effects.

XTRAC Vitiligo Treatment: What to Expect

Xtrac vitiligo treatment is a type of therapy that uses a specific kind of light called "excimer" to treat vitiligo. During the treatment, you will be seated in a comfortable chair, and the affected areas of the skin will be exposed to the excimer laser. The laser emits a high-intensity beam of ultraviolet B (UVB) light that penetrates the skin and stimulates the production of melanin, the pigment that gives color to the skin.

The treatment is painless and non-invasive, and you will feel only a mild warming sensation on the skin. The treatment duration depends on the affected area's size and severity and typically lasts for a few minutes to half an hour. The number of treatments required varies from person to person, but most patients need several sessions over several weeks or months to achieve significant improvement.

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The XTRAC treatment is usually well-tolerated, and patients can return to regular daily activities immediately after. However, it is important to avoid direct sun exposure to the treated area for at least 24 hours after the procedure, as this can cause further damage to the skin. Most patients experience mild redness and swelling in the treated area immediately after the treatment, which typically subsides within a few hours. You may also experience mild discomfort or itching. Your medical provider may give you a moisturizer or topical steroid cream to help soothe the skin and promote healing. 

Why Choose Us?

At Skin Care Doctors, our medical providers are trained in the latest cutting-edge treatments to improve the quality and tone of your skin. Whether you’ve been living with vitiligo for a long time or just started noticing the symptoms, our doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants can safely perform the XTRAC vitiligo treatment and give you long-lasting results. Contact our office today to determine if the treatment is right for you.

XTRAC treatment for Vitiligo is one of the most effective and safest treatments for this sometimes emotionally devastating condition. It uses a safe light treatment applied to the areas of depigmented skin. It is applied to the affected skin twice a week quickly and easily. One of the benefits of the XTRAC is that there is little to no downtime with the treatments. Results are often long-lasting and dramatic. Treatment has been FDA-approved for almost 20 years and is covered by the majority of insurance carriers.

Michael Ebertz, M.D.

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