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PhotoMedex Increases Access to Care for Children in Recognition of World Psoriasis Day, Oct. 29
Date:10/24/2011

MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PhotoMedex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHMD), an innovator of medical devices, including the XTRAC® excimer laser (www.XTRACLaser.com), is offering a special co-pay reimbursement program to increase access to XTRAC psoriasis treatments for children, an underserved population of psoriasis patients.

The offer is being presented in recognition of World Psoriasis Day on October 29. Conceived by patients for patients, World Psoriasis Day is a global event focusing on increasing awareness about the burdens of living with psoriasis, a severe chronic inflammatory disease that affects all ages, genders, races and ethnicities.  Globally, more than 125 million people suffer from psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis, many of whom are children. In the United States alone, more than 20,000 children a year are diagnosed.

The painless XTRAC excimer laser provides targeted phototherapy treatment for psoriasis; offering a safe, effective treatment with longer lasting results. Other treatment options for psoriasis, such as topical steroids, full-body UVB, systemic medications and biologics can have dangerous side effects.  The XTRAC is the safest choice for children, as it accurately targets only the affected areas with safe, phototherapy light. Because there is currently no cure for psoriasis, patients who develop the disease at a young age need to utilize a safe, effective treatment that will not produce negative, long-term side effects.  The XTRAC excimer laser is the only clinically proven, FDA-cleared dermatology excimer laser with independent safety and quality certifications.

"For children, the treatment options are often more limited than for adults, and those that are available often ha
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