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Psoriasis Treatment in New York City

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis Treatment NYC

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects nearly 7.5 million Americans. Both men and women suffer from psoriasis at the same rate. This chronic disease has no cure, but can be put into prolonged remission. There are treatments that can manage the symptoms of psoriasis and clear any visible signs. Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York offers XTRACT light treatment, one of the most effective treatments for psoriasis.

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What is XTRAC?


XTRAC light treatment is the only FDA-cleared laser that is clinically proven to slow and reverse the growth of psoriatic cells. With XTRAC psoriasis treatment, patients achieve more than 95% clearance in just over 10 treatments. It only takes approximately 6 treatments to see 75% clearance.

XTRAC has proven to be effective in treating thick and scaled plaques on both the kneed and elbows. These areas are often resistant to conventional treatments. XTRAC can also treat psoriasis on the scalp, common in about 80% of psoriasis patients.

This psoriasis treatment is usually performed three times each week at Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York. Dr. Quintana will discuss the best treatment program fit for you.

Who Is A Good Candidate For XTRAC Therapy?

Candidates for XTRAC include almost all patients with plaque psoriasis. If you have mild, moderate, or even severe psoriasis, you should consider XTRAC therapy for treatment.

XTRAC Treatment Areas

XTRAC laser treatment can be used on any plaque psoriasis on the body. This treatment is excellent for areas that are difficult to treat including the scalp, knees, and elbows.

Psoriasis Treatment Results

Patients typically see improvements in their psoriasis within 3 or 4 treatments. Significant improvement is noticeable in 6 to 10 treatments. Clearance of psoriasis usually takes between 10 and 20 treatment. Results vary with each individual.

Is The XTRAC Treatment Safe?

XTRAC treatment have been used on children as young as just a few years old. The treatment is also safe for pregnant or nursing women.

Side Effects Of The Psoriasis Treatment

XTRAC has much fewer risks than those associated with most psoriasis treatments. Some patients may experience a reaction similar to sunburn or blistering on the treated areas. In some cases increase in pigmentation may occur.

Does Insurance Cover XTRAC Therapy?

XTRAC is the only laser treatment covered by all major insurance companies and Medicare. If you have medical insurance, typically you will just pay a standard co-pay or deductible for treatment.

Schedule a Consultation

If you suffer from plaque psoriasis, consider XTRAC therapy for treatment. Contact Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York for more information by calling 212.391.8600 or by filling our the Email Contact Form below. Our practice serves Manhattan, NYC, and the surrounding areas.

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