Psoriasis: according to the National Institute of Health (NIH), psoriasis is a skin disease with the symptoms of itchy or sore patches on the skin that are characteristically thick and red with silvery scales. The patches usually appear on the elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet; but may also appear on other parts of your body. Psoriasis may also be associated with a form of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is caused by problems with the immune system through a process called cell turnover. Cell turnover causes cells that grow deep in the skin to rise to the surface much faster than normal. The normal process takes a month, but it takes just a few days with psoriasis. Vitiligo: also, according to the NIH, this disease usually starts before age 40 and affects the eyes, mouth, and nose. It is caused by the destruction of the cells that give color to the skin. The source of this destruction is unknown, but is more common in people with autoimmune diseases and is also hereditary. The white vitiligo patches are more common in parts of the skin that are exposed to the sun, and spread in some case. Vitiligo may also cause the hair to gray prematurely and the inside of the mouth may also lose color for those having dark skin.
XTRAC Treatment Session
Reliance Health Services through Dr. Adefolaju Oketokun has partnered with PhotoMedex to bring XTRAC treatment to Psoriasis and Vitiligo patients. XTRAC Excimer Laser treatment is FDA approved and globally recognized by dermatologists. This treatment is noninvasive and delivers targeted, painless, safe, effective, and super-narrow UVB band (laser light beam) to the affected areas for rapid improvements and without the complications of harmful side effects. This treatment clears unpleasant psoriatic skin plaques quickly and effectively. Symptoms generally reduce within 10 and 12 treatment sessions. XTRAC treatment is endorsed by the National Psoriasis Foundation. Vitiligo Support International has also indicated that narrow UVB band is now considered as the gold standard in the treatment of vitiligo covering over 20% of the body.