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

ve many dangers associated with them or become ineffective over time," said Dr. Barry Auster, dermatologist at Oakland Aesthetic Dermatology in Farmington Hills, Mich. "The XTRAC excimer laser treatment is a great option for children because it provides safe, effective and lasting results that eliminate the need for messy creams or steroids. This co-pay reimbursement offer can help children, who may have otherwise not considered the treatment because of costs, finally experience relief."

Inconsistent care and access to care are two major issues for all psoriasis sufferers but are even more of a concern for children.  According to a recent study, children with psoriasis are most likely to receive inconsistent care, and the course of treatment prescribed may depend on whether they see a pediatrician, dermatologist or internist. In 3.8 million visits, about 63 percent of kids saw a dermatologist, 17 percent saw a pediatrician, and 14 percent went to an internist. Researchers found that pediatricians, dermatologists and internists often take different approaches to how they treat children with psoriasis, including the types and strengths of medication they use. It is important that psoriasis sufferers see a qualified dermatologist who offers the latest, safest and most effective treatment options, such as the XTRAC laser.

Broad coverage of the XTRAC treatments for psoriasis by Medicare and all major insurance companies now provides greater access to care for psoriasis sufferers who have spent their lives suffering from dry, red and itchy skin, among other symptoms associated with the disease.

For more information about the XTRAC excimer laser, visit www.XTRACLaser.com. The website features a
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