It’s the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the U.S. Psoriasis affects 7.5 million Americans.
“It creates a lot of large inflammatory spots on the skin, primarily on the elbows, knees, hands, scalp area,” said Dr. Scott Guenthner, owner of the Dermatology Center of Indiana.
“It's a focused beam of light that's actually applied to the skin, and only to the psoriasis plaques, which decreases the side-effects that can occur in normal skin."
The treatment is making a big difference for patients like Tami Williams, who are dealing with stubborn areas.
“I've had psoriasis for a while,” said Williams. “I've tried several treatments in the past.”
When everything from ointments to tanning beds failed to work, she went looking for something new.
“I researched it and found out it had good success with stubborn areas,” said Williams.
After several weeks of treatments, she is beginning to see results.
The XTRAC laser is not just for adults, though.
“This treatment can be used on a number of patients including young children up to older individuals,” said Dr. Guenthner
Treatments normally take five to 15 minutes. Patients typically visit the office twice a week for between six and eight weeks.
More information about the XTRAC laser and the Dermatology Center of Indiana is available online.
Laser shows promise at treating stubborn Psoriasis
Psoriasis affects 7.5 million Americans.