Light Therapy Options for Treatment of Psoriasis and Vitiligo
Best for specific areas of treatment.
Covered by insurance when deemed medically necessary.
Treatment length varies from weeks to months depending on the individual but is typically 10-12 sessions in total. The AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) recommends 2-3 treatments per week.
Side effects of the XTRAC® laser are minimal (redness, blistering, and increase in pigmentation) and usually clear within a few weeks.
While some patients have reported seeing immediate improvement, results are typically noticeable within 3-4 treatments. More significant improvement is most often between 6-10 treatments.
Best for full body treatment.
Covered by insurance when other treatment options have not worked.
Treatment length varies from weeks to months depending on the individual. The AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) recommends 2-3 treatments per week.
Our physicians will consider each patient’s sensitivity to UV light when planning their therapy. Side effects can include: mild sunburn, stinging or itching, and signs of premature aging.
Results can take up to two months for significant changes, however, some patients see results in just a few weeks.
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Francisco Kerdel, MD
Francisco A. Kerdel, MD is an internationally recognized board certified dermatologist who has spent over four decades treating patients while also devoting his time to research and education. He graduated from the University of London, St. Thomas’s Hospital in 1979 and completed a dermatology residency at Harvard Medical School. He later went on to become a Research Fellow in Applied Dermatopathology at Guy’s Hospital in London before returning to the states to complete a dermatology fellowship at the New York University School of Medicine. He has special qualifications in dermatological immunology/diagnostic and laboratory immunology and has been included in countless scientific publications, books and scholarly articles. He is affiliated with the University of Miami Hospital and is also the Director of the Dermatology Inpatient Unit at Larkin Community Hospital, the only dermatology inpatient unit in Florida and one of the very few in the United States. He assumed this position more than twenty years ago and each year, he treats more than 400 patients with the most difficult dermatological conditions. Dr. Kerdel is an integral part of many organizations including:
Vice Chairman of Dermatology at Florida International University and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Diplomate for the American Board of Dermatology
Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Dermatology and the Journal of Dermatologic Treatment
Board of Directors Member for the Foundation for International Dermatologic Education
Secretary-Treasurer for The Foundation for International Dermatology Education
Member of the American Academy of Dermatology
Frank Don, DO
Dr. Frank Don is a board certified dermatologist who has been caring for patients for more than ten years. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and later earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Dr. Don completed a dermatology residency at Wellington Regional Medical Center as well as a family medicine residency at Westchester General Hospital. He has also authored several articles on the topics of psoriasis. Dr. Don’s philosophy of skin care is simple: it should be accessible, smart, safe and help you feel great, not only on the outside, but on the inside as well. He believes that looking good and feeling good go hand-in-hand and encourages his patients to leave their concerns behind and approach their treatment with positivism.