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XTRAC – Testimonials

The XTRAC® excimer laser treatment system from PhotoMedex is the first FDA market-cleared laser treatment for psoriasis. Light years ahead of other treatment methods, the XTRAC laser is designed to provide effective relief from unsightly and sometimes painful psoriatic skin lesions.Read what a few doctors and patients have to say about the XTRAC laser:“This much more efficient treatment regimen insures higher patient compliance and results in much greater self-esteem, decreased psychological distress and improved quality of life.”Richard E. Fitzpatrick, M.D., Dermatology Associates of San Diego County and Associate Clinical Professor at UCSD and at Mercy Hospital in San Diego

“The treatment is able to produce remissions in far fewer treatment numbers, about 6-10 treatments as compared to the 25-30 treatments required with regular phototherapy.”

Warwick Morison, M.B., B.S., M.D., M.R.C.P., Professor of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University at Green Spring, Lutherville, MD

“Overall, the XTRAC excimer laser truly works the way we expected it would. Patients love it. They love seeing clearing and they love the convenience of fewer treatment sessions compared to conventional phototherapy. The laser is a quantum leap forward for psoriasis treatment. It will be an integral treatment for localized psoriasis.”

Steven Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

“I just can’t say what a good feeling it is not to see those ugly scales when I raise my arms or look in the mirror. After six treatments, they were gone. It is just amazing. XTRAC is the best thing that ever happened to me. Every time I pass a mirror, I have to look, because I just can’t believe it’s gone.”

N.R., Bethlehem, Pa. who has suffered with psoriasis since 1983.

“The (XTRAC) treatments are painless, safe and take about 10 minutes each. Patients start to see results usually after the 3rd or 4th treatment. After their psoriasis is improved, many patients have a period of “remission”, where their disease stays away for several months. …this laser induced remission is especially exciting to patients who have not worn shorts or bathing suits in years because they were too embarrassed to let anyone see their skin. Patients tell me that this is like a vacation.”

Rochelle R. Weiss, M.D., Head, Department of Dermatology of Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists Association in Bryn Mawr, PA (© 2005

“The XTRAC laser can offer hope to Vitiligo patients who had given up on ever getting better.”

James M. Spencer, MD, Professor of Clinical Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York; Private Practice, Spencer Dermatology, St Petersburg, Florida

“I could not wear short-sleeved shirts for fear that someone would notice. I was totally embarrassed by my red, flaky, scary looking skin. Now, my elbows are completely clear! Even the discoloration that occurred during the treatments has almost disappeared! I can’t believe what a difference XTRAC® has made.”

M.M., Des Moines, IA

“I am 43 years old and have dealt with psoriasis since early childhood.  As a result, I have tried several treatments…topical ointments, PUVA, oral medications and Raptiva injections. Under the XTRAC treatment, I have seen, by far, the best results.  In fact, my psoriasis have almost completely cleared up and will most likely be gone over the summer. This has never occurred before using the other treatments.”

D.H., Marietta, GA

“I am writing this letter to ‘sing the praises’ of the laser XTRAC®  treatments I received. I have been dealing with psoriasis for several years now, and can honestly say that I have never come across anything so wonderful. I have tried® many creams, ointments, liquids, all with minimal results. With XTRAC, I finally found something that made a huge difference.  I appreciate the XTRAC system, and would absolutely recommend that anyone suffering from psoriasis should give it a try. I LOVE the results I received, and although someone that has not experienced the agony of psoriasis would probably not understand, XTRAC has changed my life.”

M.M.K., XTRAC Patient and Believer