STRATA Skin Sciences Announces Independent Study Published in the Journal of The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Vitiligo Repigmentation Achieved in Five Treatments with XTRAC® Excimer Laser
The study results demonstrated that patients with refractory vitiligo achieved satisfactory repigmentation in five treatments, including those who were previously unresponsive to conventional treatments such as topical steroids, excimer light and narrowband UVB light. These patients were treated under a minimal blistering dose protocol using the XTRAC excimer laser, which provided better therapeutic effects with fewer treatments as compared to other UVB phototherapies. The study attributed better patient outcomes to XTRAC’s higher irradiation rate as compared to other available UVB phototherapies. In addition, the XTRAC treatments were well tolerated, and the use of a minimal blistering dose was shown to potentially reduce the number of treatment sessions required, thereby lessening the burden on patients and medical staff.
“We are delighted to see independent studies performed that continue to validate and highlight the efficacy of our XTRAC excimer laser in treating dermatologic diseases,” said
Reference - Noborio, R., Nomura, Y., Nakamura, M., Nishida, E., Kiyohara, T., Tanizaki, H. and Morita, A. (2021), Efficacy of 308‐nm excimer laser treatment for refractory vitiligo: a case series of treatment based on the minimal blistering dose. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol.
The Company’s proprietary XTRAC® excimer laser delivers a highly targeted therapeutic beam of UVB light to treat psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, atopic dermatitis and leukoderma, diseases which impact over 31 million patients in
STRATA’s unique business model leverages targeted Direct to Consumer (DTC) advertising to generate awareness and utilizes its in-house call center and insurance advocacy teams to increase volume for the Company’s partner dermatology clinics.
The XTRAC business has used this proven DTC model to grow its domestic dermatology partner network to over 832 clinics, with a worldwide installed base of over 2,300 devices. The Company is able to offer 90% of DTC patients an introduction to physicians prescribing a reimbursable solution, using XTRAC, within a 10-mile radius of their house. The Company is a leader in dermatology in-clinic business generation for its partners.
The Company has now introduced its Home by XTRAC™ business, leveraging in-house resources; including DTC advertising, in-house call center and its insurance reimbursement team to provide an at-home, insurance-reimbursed treatment option for patients with certain skin diseases that do not qualify for in-office treatments.
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