I must admit that taking photo’s of my XTRAC treatment results is a bit trying because I feel exposed- no pun intended. Usually, during the day I wear makeup or I apply the Vitiligo Cover Lotion to hide my imperfections, but to show you the true effects of this laser treatment all must be natural […]
The morning after Christmas I found myself sitting in a chair at the dermatologists office instead of being among the myriad of shoppers at the mall. Before the treatment began, I asked the dermatologist the question which appeared most this week on the blog…”how much do these treatments cost if your insurance won’t cover it?” […]
Friday, December 21st, was my second treatment. The whole process is so simple and painless. One really cool thing that the dermatologist showed me was when the light hits the skin, only the pigmented areas pick up the narrow band uvb rays. I could actually see a cross-sectioning of the light when she ran it along […]
In case you’re new to this site, you can visit the official Photomedex site to learn more about their XTRAC treatment for vitiligo. Today I went in for my first treatment. It was such a simple process. I sat down, the dermatologist passed a lighted wand-like instrument over the vitiligo patches on my hands, elbows, […]
I talked to Linda from the dermatologist’s office today and we set up my appointment times for treatment. Based on the M.E.D. test results, she wants me to come in twice per week. I chose Tuesday’s and Friday’s so my treatments begin tomorrow.
I received an email today from a woman asking whether or not the XTRAC treatments are covered by insurance. It is covered by some companies. I was contacted by a company who arranged for me to try the treatment and write about the results.Â I agreed to do it because if there is something out […]
Today was my first visit to the dermatologist, Dr. Ring, for my XTRAC laser vitiligo treatments. I arrived at the office and was immediately taken to an examination. A few minutes later, Dr. Ring and a nurse came in and made a pictorial documentation of the locations of my white patches with a computer program. […]
After pondering a while as to why i was not repigmenting, I began to wonder, “if my body was not naturally absorbing the B12, why would it do so just because I was taking a high dose?” This lead me to wonder why I wasn’t absorbing the B12. Then I remembered a great story I read about a little girl named Emily whose family completely changed their diet and lifestyle to cure their daughter of vitiligo. It worked because Emily had an intolerance to gluten and once they cleared that from her diet, she was better.