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Excimer laser (Xtrac®)

An alternative modality of treatment for psoriasis and vitiligo is the excimer laser, which delivers a carefully focused beam of light guided to reach a specific area. This technology concentrates light focally on psoriasis plaques or areas of depigmentation (vitiligo), allowing the operator to utilize the highest doses of light necessary for rapid clearing while minimizing exposure to healthy skin. At Knott Street Dermatology in NE Portland, OR and Milwaukie, OR, we will ensure your treatment is safe and comfortable. During treatment, some patients feel warmth depending on the dose setting; however, the heat is a non-burning temperature. The feeling of heat dissipates after the laser completes the treatment in each area.

Excimer laser is particularly effective for treating difficult psoriasis areas, such as elbows, knees, and scalp. Individual results will vary depending on the body surface affected. Most patients experience significant improvement in as few as 6 to 10 treatments, and clearance in 10 to 20 sessions depending on the severity. Average remission times for psoriasis have been reported for 3.5 to 6 months.

Excimer laser treatments can minimize, and in many cases eliminate, vitiligo depigmented patches. Relatively large, discrete areas can be treated in just 5 to 10 minutes. Clinical analysis of vitiligo showed that 71.5% of facial spots, and 60% of neck and scalp areas treated, achieved 75% or greater repigmentation.

Should your provider indicate excimer laser (Xtrac®) as a treatment for your condition, please click on the link for a consent form.

If you have any questions about the Excimer laser (Xtrac®), please contact us at our NE Portland, OR or Milwaukie, OR offices.

For your convenience, in addition to our main office in NE Portland, we also provide a second satellite location at The Providence Milwaukie Healing Place building on the campus of the hospital where we see patients throughout the week.

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Knott Street Dermatology

Main Office Visit us on Google+
301 NE Knott St
Portland, OR 97212
Phone: (503) 253-3910
Fax: (503) 253-4297
Hours: Monday-Friday
from 8am-5pm

Knott Street Dermatology

Milwaukie Office Visit us on Google+
10330 SE 32nd Ave, Suite 330
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Phone: (503) 253-3910
Fax: (503) 253-4297
Hours: Hours may vary.
Please call to inquire.

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