Navigation Links
XTRAC Laser Provides New Hope for Children with Psoriasis
Date:6/8/2011

MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- About 20,000 children in the United States under the age of 10 are diagnosed with psoriasis every year. For many, the disease goes beyond painful red, dry patches of scaly, thickened skin; the emotional side-effects are equally life altering—with nearly 50 percent of children reporting that they have been bullied because of their disease.  The XTRAC® Excimer Laser (www.XTRACLaser.com) offers new hope for this often underserved population, giving children a safe and effective treatment option that provides relief without the negative side-effects commonly associated with other psoriasis treatments.

Developed by PhotoMedex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHMD), an innovator of medical devices, the XTRAC laser is a proven, FDA-cleared phototherapy treatment for psoriasis that uses a carefully focused beam of UVB light only on the affected area without exposing healthy skin to UVB rays. While medications and creams are generally accepted to be a patient's only option, parents should know that they can get better—and safer—results for their children with XTRAC laser treatments.

"The XTRAC laser provides mild-to-severe psoriasis sufferers with long-term relief, with remission periods lasting four to six months and often up to a year," said Ronald Glick, D.O., Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, PC in Phoenix, Ariz. "It allows children to be carefree and avoid the social stigmas often associated with the disease. Psoriasis can have a daunting emotional impact. It often contributes to anxiety, low self-esteem, difficulty sleeping and bouts of depression in children and teens."

In a National Psoriasis Foundation survey of children with psoriasis, 44 percent of kids reported they have been bullied by their peers, and 38 percent stated the abuse was a direct result of their psoriasis.  Of those bullied, 65 percent said it caused anxiety, and nearly one-quarter had a decrease in academic performance.

The XTRAC laser also provides children a safer treatment option, allowing them to avoid the often dangerous side-effects of treatment options 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.  Patients who use XTRAC often see a 75 percent or greater improvement in affected areas in six to ten brief treatment sessions, which are delivered twice a week. The laser is effective even on areas that are difficult to treat, such as elbows, knees and the scalp, as well as widespread psoriasis covering as much as 20 percent of body surface area. The XTRAC laser is the only clinically proven, FDA-cleared dermatology excimer laser with independent safety and quality certifications.

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 in providing XTRAC laser treatments.

For more information about the National Psoriasis Foundation survey on childhood bullying and psoriasis, visit www.psoriasis.org/wpd.

Connect with XTRAC on Twitter - www.Twitter.com/XTRACPsoriasis and on

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Xtrac-Psoriasis-Vitiligo/159178087466723

About PhotoMedex

PhotoMedex is a leader in the development, manufacturing, and global marketing of dermatology products and techniques focused on advancing cost-effective technologies that provide patients with better outcomes and a higher quality of life. The company is uniquely positioned to research and commercialize therapies that innovatively combine both medical devices and specialty pharmaceutical products. Medical Devices include the XTRAC® Excimer Laser for the treatment of skin diseases, including psoriasis and vitiligo, and the Omnilux™ non-laser Light Emitting Diodes (LED) for the treatment of clinical and aesthetic dermatological conditions including acne, photodamage, skin rejuvenation, wound healing, and non-melanoma skin cancer. Adding to these therapies, the company markets a broad range of specialty pharmaceutical products based upon its patented, clinically proven Copper Peptide technology for skin health, hair care, and wound care including its ProCyte brands of Neova®, DNA Damage Control, Tricomin® and Graftcyte®. PhotoMedex sells directly to dermatologists, plastic and cosmetic surgeons, spas, salons, and through licenses with strategic partners in the consumer market. In addition, the company manufactures and distributes surgical lasers and disposables to hospitals and surgery centers for procedures in multiple other surgical specialties.


'/>"/>
SOURCE PhotoMedex, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. New Study: Pine Bark Extract Boosts Nitric Oxide (NO) Production
2. Male Birth Control Pill, Blackberry Extract for Gingivitis, Skin Cancer and Digestive Health Top List of New Medical Discoveries
3. New Study Shows Proprietary Canola Extract, Dermytol(TM), Produces Pronounced Decrease in Malignant Melanoma Tumor Volume
4. Pressure Cycling Technology (PCT) Results in a Higher Yield of Proteins and in the Extraction of Proteins Not Previously Identified in Cancer, Stroke, and IVF Studies
5. Seahorse Bioscience Announces the XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer for Cellular Bioenergetics
6. Phytomedics Inc. Announces Publication of the Phase 2b Clinical Trial Results of an Extract of the Chinese Herbal Remedy Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F in Rheumatoid Arthritis
7. St. Davids South Austin Hospital Leading the Central Texas Region in Laser-Assisted Lead-Extraction Procedures
8. Volcano Corporation Completes Acquisition of Lumen Biomedicals Xtract(TM) Thrombus Aspiration Catheter
9. Renhuang Announces Successful Preliminary Review of Its Patent Application for Schisandra Total Lignin Extraction Method
10. Renhuang to Launch New Bio-pharmaceutical Product - Ginseng and Deer Antler Extract
11. New Study Reveals Proprietary Saw Palmetto Extract (SPET-085) Supplement Can Effectively Inhibit the Enzyme Linked to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/23/2017)... -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Biologics License ... of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The ... to further evaluate the safety of sirukumab in the ... "We are disappointed by ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... , Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a ... targeted tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... the fields of bioinformatics and immune engineering, ... a protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... distantly related to seasonal influenza and presents ... rely on prior exposure to be effective. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the 2017 Morris F. ... AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium is taking place ... the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to an individual whose ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town ... article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the ... – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. ... , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In the United States, single-family ... some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California—the average ... extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower cost of living ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... content management, presents its enhanced Pepper Flow promotional review platform at the ... Pepper Flow’s increased insight-driven capabilities help marketers streamline the medical, legal, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):