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PhotoMedex's 'Itching to Win' Contest Offers Free Phototherapy Treatments With the XTRAC Laser to Deserving Psoriasis Patients Nationwide
Date:7/18/2011

is program and help deserving patients find relief through a safe and effective treatment option," said Dr. Amy Forman Taub, Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology in Chicago. "I have seen many patients with excellent results from the XTRAC laser, dramatically improving the appearance as well as symptoms of psoriasis."

Psoriasis continues to be the number one most prevalent autoimmune disease in the country affecting more than 7.5 million Americans.  Depending on the extent and severity of the patient's psoriasis, each XTRAC laser procedure requires only about five minutes. Noticeable improvements are usually seen within three or four treatments, with many patients seeing 75 percent or more improvement in as few as six to 10 treatments and average remission periods lasting 4-6 months, often longer.  The laser is effective even in areas that are difficult to treat, such as elbows, knees and the scalp.  XTRAC Laser treatments have been successful with psoriasis that has spread across as much as 20 percent of body surface area.

The XTRAC laser is an effective treatment option that allows patients to avoid potential negative side effects of other treatment approaches such as topical steroids, full-body UVB exposure, systemic medications or biologics.  Those techniques may produce a range of effects, from premature aging of healthy skin to the risk of malignancies and tuberculosis. The XTRAC excimer laser uses a precisely focused beam of ultraviolet light only on the affected skin area, avoiding exposure to healthy skin and potential negative side effects.

For more information about the XTRAC excimer laser, visit www.XTRACLaser.com. The website features a TeleCare Center where patients can speak directly with highly experienced clinical specialists about the XTRAC laser therapy. The specialists also will assist those interested in making appointments with physicians experienced
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