My wife and I went into Dr. Roger Koreen's office to get our skin checked and a few problem areas treated. We did not have any skin doctor and others we tried had appointments that were over 6 months away. We were pleased to get an appointment not too far in advance. When we got there the office was pleasant and the people nice. Dr Koreen was very friendly and took his time in caring for us. Later, I came back for further treatment and again it was a pleasant experience. I thanked him for his knowledge and ability to help me out. Thanks Dr. Koreen!Marianne WMore reviews
Unfortunately, I have had many experiences with doctors. My father had recommended me to Dr. Koreen about 15 years ago. First you will be greeted by very friendly and warm receptionists. The waiting room is extremely clean and comfortable with plenty of seating, magazines and TV’s. The wait time is always reasonable (10-15mins) considering Dr. Koreen always spends quality time for exam and questions (never rushed). He always educates you on the most modern treatments and offering the best options. Dr. Koreen now treats my teenage kids after many years of superior treatment and second to none care. I strongly trust and highly recommend Dr. Koreen and his staff.Thomas MMore reviews
Unfortunately I've been going to see dermatologists for 25 years now. The last 5 and best have been under Dr Koreen care. He's fantastic at what he does, his staff is top notch and friendly, I recommend him highlyThomas SMore reviews
A cure for vitiligo is possible with XTRAC excimer laser in Huntington, NY
By Dr. Roger Koreen
Are you ready for a cure for your vitiligo? The Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY is excited to offer the XTRAC laser, which is a painless, effective treatment to eliminate the symptoms of vitiligo.
What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo is white spots on the skin that can vary in size. It’s caused when melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, stop producing melanin.
The most common body sites for vitiligo are:
Face, hands, and chest
Around any openings such as the eyes, nostrils, mouth, nipples, belly button, and genitals
Arm pits and groin
Hair (both scalp and facial)
Vitiligo is a rare condition, affecting only about one percent of the population. Most patients with vitiligo will experience some type of pigment loss early, before the age of 20.
The exact cause of vitiligo is unknown although it’s most likely a combination of immunologic, genetic, and environmental factors. Individuals with light skin often first notice the pigment loss during the summer months, when the contrast between sun-exposed skin and the skin without pigment becomes more pronounced. Individuals with dark skin can notice the early signs of vitiligo at any time.
Is there a cure for vitiligo?
The XTRAC Excimer laser utilizes focused laser light to treat patches affected by vitiligo. The laser focuses only on the affected area, using enough energy to stimulate repigmentation without impacting healthy skin.
XTRAC laser treatments are safe for any areas of the body, although it tends to be most successful on the face and neck. XTRAC is safe for use on children and adults with vitiligo. Treatments are given several times per week, depending on the area and severity of the condition. Most patients will begin to see repigmentation in the vitiligo patches after six to twelve treatments. The total number of treatments will depend on the individual.