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Xtrac Excimer Laser

Psoriasis, vitiligo, and eczema are all skin conditions that are notoriously difficult to treat. In the past, patients with these conditions often had to resort to expensive medications with serious side effects, lengthy phototherapy sessions, or simply dealing with the unpleasant symptoms of the condition. With the revolutionary XTRAC excimer laser, many patients can now find relief from these skin conditions without the need for invasive measures! Dr. M. Christine Lee is pleased to offer this treatment to patients at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute in Walnut Creek, CA so they can stop worrying about their skin and get back to their lives.

Xtrac Excimer Laser, Walnut Creek

XTRAC vitiligo laser treatment

With the XTRAC laser, vitiligo can be a thing of the past! The XTRAC laser was first introduced in 2000 and has been cleared by the FDA for treatment of vitiligo. Using targeted UVB light rays and a small laser spot size, the XTRAC laser can selectively target the de-pigmented patches of skin caused by vitiligo to minimize their appearance and, in many people, eliminate them. The XTRAC excimer laser uses rapid exposure times, so even large patches of skin can be treated in a short time.

XTRAC laser for eczema

Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is an extremely common condition that affects millions of children and adults in the United States. It can have various symptoms, but typically manifests as:

  • Red, crusty, and scaly patches
  • Itchiness
  • Weeping of clear fluid
  • Swollen or cracking skin

It can be difficult to get rid of eczema without regular use of medications, but with XTRAC laser, you can effectively treat atopic dermatitis without many of the negative side effects of steroid creams or other topical remedies. The UVB light used in XTRAC has been shown to be more effective at treating eczema in patients with moderate to severe cases than other types of treatments and reduces itching by as much as 81 percent in as little as four weeks.

XTRAC for psoriasis treatment

Psoriasis is an auto-immune condition in which your skin generates too many cells due to overactive T-cells. This results in scaly patches on the skin that can be red, irritating, painful, or itchy. Patients who have mild to moderate psoriasis have found immense relief with the XTRAC laser treatment—even those for whom medications have failed. It can also be used in combination with biologic therapies to help clear stubborn psoriasis plaques. People of all ages, including children, can be treated with XTRAC excimer laser for psoriasis. There is little to no pain during treatment, and it is safe and effective. In fact, it is the first excimer laser cleared by the FDA for treating psoriasis.

XTRAC laser and skin cancer

Since the XTRAC laser uses UVB rays, which can increase the risk for skin cancer, many people wonder if the benefits outweigh the risks when considering this therapy. UVB treatments have been used for many years to treat psoriasis and other skin issues effectively, and because we use a very small beam size and treat only the affected areas of skin, your risk is minimized. Dr. Lee is happy to discuss any concerns you have about the side effects and risks of the XTRAC therapy.

Schedule your appointment today

Whether you are suffering from a painful skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis, are tired of trying to hide vitiligo spots, or need to have a skin cancer lesion removed, the versatile XTRAC excimer laser may be a great choice for you. To schedule a consultation and discuss your options with Dr. M. Christine Lee, call The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute in Walnut Creek, CA today at (925) 528-0117.

Dr. Christine Lee

Dr. Min-Wei Christine Lee

Dr. Christine Lee is a Board-certified Dermatologist with sub-specialties in laser surgery, cosmetic surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, facial plastic reconstruction, and dermatologic surgery. She leads The Skin And Laser Treatment Institute as its Director and serves as Clinical Faculty for the Department of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco. Patients travel from across the globe for her expertise, and Dr. Lee has trained thousands of stateside and international doctors.

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