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Light Therapy Options for Treatment of Psoriasis and Vitiligo

Skin Center of South Miami
Achieve Clearer Skin Today!
XTRAC® Laser Treatment
can help with your…
-Psoriasis
-Vitiligo
Skin Center of South Miami
Achieve Clearer Skin Today!
XTRAC® Laser Treatment
can help with your…
-Psoriasis
-Vitiligo
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Light Therapy Options for Treatment of Psoriasis and Vitiligo

XTRAC®

  • 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.

UVB Booth

  • 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.

Before and After Gallery

Franz Kerdel, D.O.

Dr. Franz Kerdel, D.O. is a board-certified dermatologist. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida.
He obtained his bachelor of science in biology at the University of Miami and subsequently received a master of science degree from Barry University. He then went on to complete his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University – College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Kerdel completed his internship and residency at Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami, Florida, which hosts one of the few inpatient dermatology units in the United States. Throughout his training, Dr. Kerdel gained experience treating patients with conditions ranging from the common eczema, acne and psoriasis, to life-threatening dermatologic conditions requiring hospitalization. During his tenor as a dermatology resident, he presented at local and national meetings and has authored several articles in the field of dermatology.

Frank Don, D.O.

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.

 

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