About Our Psoriasis Treatment
Metropolis Dermatology is a specialist center for psoriasis treatments. In addition to using the newest and safest topical medications, oral and injectable options are available for moderate to severe psoriasis. We have experience with biologic therapy.
In addition, we have the most advanced XTRAC Excimer laser, called Velocity 7. This is a safe and effective way to treat skin rashes without having to take systemic medications.
XTRAC EXCIMER LASER
The XTRAC Excimer Laser is an effective treatment for psoriasis. Patients who have undergone this laser treatment have seen symptoms reduced generally in 10-12 treatment sessions. Typically, the relief is effective and long-lasting for months. The treatment is painless and quick. There is no downtime or recovery period after receiving this treatment, providing relief without messy creams or a daily skin care regimen. XTRAC Excimer Laser treatment for psoriasis is covered by most major insurance companies, available by Rx.
Since receiving FDA clearance in 2000, the XTRAC Excimer Laser has come to be recognized by dermatologists worldwide as the market leader in the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo.
XTRAC Lasers produce a highly effective, safe, and painless therapy by delivering a targeted, super-narrow UVB band to affected areas, resulting in effective and rapid improvement without the worry of harmful side effects of invasive, systemic agents.
Specifically, XTRAC provides several key advantages when compared to other available psoriasis treatment options.
Psoriasis treatment costs vary from patient to patient depending on their individual needs. Factors we take into consideration are the treatment area(s) and the number of treatment sessions required to achieve the desired result. We will perform an examination of your skin to develop the ideal treatment plan and discuss the cost associated with it during your consultation.
- No messy creams and daily skin care regimen
- No decrease in effectiveness over time
- Can be used on hard to treat areas (scalp, elbows, etc.)
- No risk of skin thinning or stretch marks
- No risk of tuberculosis or other serious infections
No worry about harmful side effects such as:
- Liver damage
- Birth defects
- Heart failure
Pros & Cons
- No monthly injections
- Much lower costs
- Standard phototherapy
- No UV exposure to healthy skin
- No risk of skin cancer
- Significantly fewer treatments
- Shorter time per treatment