Conditions Treated with XTRAC Laser Treatment
Psoriasis is a common, chronic condition that causes patches of itchy, scaly, and inflamed skin, known as plaques, to appear on the body. This condition most commonly appears on the knees, elbows, hands, feet and scalp, and it affects over seven million people in the US each year (1-2% of the population). Although psoriasis is not typically a medical concern, many patients are bothered by the sometimes-severe itching and the unsightly appearance associated with the condition.
Vitiligo is less common and causes white spots to develop on the skin in varying sizes and locations. These spots develop when pigment cells are removed and melanin, the pigment that colors the skin, can no longer be produced. Vitiligo is most commonly found in exposed areas, such as the hands and face, or around body openings or folds, such as the eyes, nostrils, mouth, arm pits, and genitalia. Nearly half of all vitiligo cases present themselves in patients under the age of 20. This condition tends to run in families.
Patients with psoriasis and/or vitiligo see great results with the XTRAC laser treatment. If you’re interested in how this procedure can improve your complexion, schedule an appointment with our Chesterfield office today.
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