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(703) 370-0073

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Medical Treatments

Procedures Offered:

  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Biopsies
  • Steroid Injections
  • Accutane

**Now Introducing the New XTRAC Velocity Laser**

velocity laser

We have updated our psoriasis treatment options and would like to introduce the new XTRAC Velocity Laser.

The XTRAC Velocity Laser is an extremely quick procedure that will significantly improve your patients psoriasis in as few as 6- 10 treatments. This treatment has worked phenomenally for all psoriasis patients, including thick plaque psoriasis and scalp psoriasis. The XTRAC Velocity Laser is also effective for the treatment of Vitiligo.

This month, I have begun utilizing the XTRAC Velocity Laser system in my practice.   This up-to-date version of the XTRAC Laser decreases treatment time by over 50%.  Since 2004, I have obtained outstanding results using the original XTRAC Laser.  The XTRAC directs a refined “super-narrowband” 308nm UVB light on psoriatic lesions. The XTRAC Laser system targets only the plaque psoriasis and spares normal skin. Unlike conventional treatments, XTRAC is not associated with premature aging or skin cancer and it is extremely effective in hard to treat areas such as the scalp, hands and feet. My clinical experience with the XTRAC has been very positive with respect to lesion reduction, symptom improvement, remission duration, and patient satisfaction.

  • XTRAC treatments are covered by most insurance companies for the treatment of psoriasis.  Pre-authorization is frequently required.generally in 10 or less brief sessions
  • The XTRAC is also very effective in the treatment of Vitiligo, especially in the facial region.  Insurance coverage of this condition is less predictable.

If you have questions regarding how the XTRAC can benefit your patients, please give me a call. I look forward to helping you and your patients.

Click here to watch an interview with Dr. Glassman about the XTRAC Laser.

UVB/UVA Therapy

UVB Ultraviolet Therapy Therapy
(Photoluminescence or Phototherapy)

UV Phototherapy is the use of ultraviolet light, prescribed by a physician, for the treatment of skin disorders such as Vitiligo, Eczema and Psoriasis. The treatment may consist of ultraviolet in the UVA, Narrow-band UVB, or Broadband UVB wave ranges.

UVA is the range of ultraviolet that is most commonly used in conjunction with the drug Oxsoralen in PUVA therapy.

Broadband UVB, highly effective in the treatment of psoriasis, has been used for years, often times in combination with skin preparations such as crude coal tar. UVB is about 1000 times more likely to cause sunburn than UVA and UVB is the reason that you must be careful on those hot summer days.

Narrow-band UVB is relatively new. Its ultraviolet output is concentrated in a very narrow range that many scientists believe is the most effective range for treating many skin diseases. While a number of studies have been done using Narrow Band for the treatment of psoriasis, it also shows promise as an effective modality for many other skin diseases as well such as Vitiligo and possible Eczema.