Treat conditions like psoriasis and eczema
in Millburn, NJ
Pesky skin conditions can cause pain and low self-confidence, making it challenging to engage in daily activities. Xtrac lasers are an effective and safe medical treatment option that targets problem areas for long-lasting results.
Millburn Laser Center offers a wide range of dermatological and cosmetic services in Millburn, New Jersey. Our board-certified dermatologists create customized treatments to meet individual skincare needs and desires. We listen to your goals and help you achieve beautiful and natural results.
What Does Xtrac Laser Treat?
Xtrac lasers are an FDA-approved treatment for:
- Psoriasis: An autoimmune condition that causes an overproduction of skin cells. The dead cells build up on the skin and create scaly patches that become red, irritated, and itchy.
- Eczema: Is inflammation of the skin. Areas of the skin can appear red, inflamed, and cracked when it overreacts to triggers such as soaps, fabrics, dyes, and other irritants.
- Vitiligo: A rare skin condition that causes patchy areas of white skin, which occurs when cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning.
If other treatments such as creams, medication, and lifestyle changes have not been effective, one of our expert dermatologists can determine whether Xtrac would provide the best result for you.
What Are the Benefits of the Xtrac Laser?
Xtrac lasers are a safe and effective treatment that can target precise areas of the skin. Benefits include:
- Treatments under 30 minutes
- No damage to surrounding skin
- More effective in fewer sessions than other options in many cases
- Ability to target more challenging areas such as the knees, elbows, and scalp
- Little to no recovery time afterward
How Does Light Therapy Work?
Xtrac uses a pinpoint laser light beam to treat areas of skin affected by psoriasis, eczema, and vitiligo without damaging the surrounding skin.
Concentrated laser beams penetrate the skin and break down cells to slow or stop the progression of the skin condition. For vitiligo it can even restore the skin’s natural pigmentation.
Xtrac Laser Alternatives
Some patients with vitiligo choose not to treat the condition and use cosmetics to camouflage changes in skin color. The main goal of most treatments is to restore lost skin color, which can be achieved through a variety of options including:
- Topical creams such as corticosteroids
- Oral medications such as antibiotics and steroids
- Psoralen and Ultraviolet A therapy (PUVA)
- Narrowband UVB light therapy
- Surgery (skin grafting, melanocyte transplants, or micropigmentation)
Alternative treatments for eczema include:
- Corticosteroid creams
- Antihistamine cream or oral medications
- Avoidance of harsh soaps and fragrances
- Use of a cold compress on affected areas
- Keeping the skin clean and moisturized
Corticosteroids and moisturizing creams are recommended for patients with psoriasis, but for moderate to severe cases, alternative treatments include:
- Oral medications
- Salicylic acid
- Synthetic vitamin D creams and solutions
- Topical retinoids
- Injectable medications
What to Expect from an Xtrac Laser Treatment
Millburn Laser Center dermatology experts work closely with patients to identify the proper treatment plan for skin conditions. Treatment plans depend on allergies, severity, lifestyle, goals, and the success of previous treatments if any were completed.
Xtrac laser treatment is conducted 1-2 times per week with at least two days between sessions. Each session lasts about 10-30 minutes, and most patients see signs of improvement within six appointments. Noticeable results are typically seen after 10-20 sessions.
Xtrac lasers are not painful, but patients may experience a warm or burning sensation during treatment. Side effects might include:
- Skin soreness
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the Xtrac laser safe?
A: Yes. The Xtrac laser uses pinpoint laser beams to target problem areas without damaging the surrounding skin. It has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis (eczema).
Q: Does an Xtrac laser treatment hurt?
A: Some patients experience a warm or burning sensation during treatment. It is a non-invasive treatment that does not require anesthesia.
Q: Is there any downtime after an Xtrac laser treatment?
A: Xtrac is a non-invasive treatment that allows patients to resume normal daily activities immediately after the procedure. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight after treatments.
Q: What will I look like after my treatment?
A: After a treatment, some patients may experience redness, soreness, or blistering. Signs of improvement are often noted after several treatments with substantial results after 10-20 sessions.
Q: How many treatment sessions will I need?
A: The number of sessions varies by patient, but typically 10-20 sessions are needed. We will work with you to monitor treatment outcomes and success to determine an adequate amount of treatments.
Q: How long will my results last?
A: Results vary by patient based on the severity of the condition, and results can last more than six months.
Schedule a Consultation With a Dermatologist in Millburn Today
Millburn Laser Center in Millburn, New Jersey, is a state-of-the-art medical and cosmetic facility with advanced technology and decades of combined dermatology experience. With more than 29 treatment rooms, a range of medical and cosmetic procedures, and the most comprehensive collection of lasers, Millburn Laser Center maintains the highest standards in quality patient care.
Contact our skin care clinic to schedule a consultation and learn more about the Xtrac laser.
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Millburn Laser Center
12 East Willow Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
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