Sunlight is the simplest form of phototherapy. Sunbathing with appropriate skin care recommended by a dermatologist improves many cases of mild to moderate psoriasis. Ultraviolet wavelengths are the effective part of sunlight.
Ultraviolet light of specific B-spectrum wavelengths has been demonstrated effective in clearing psoriasis lesions after a series of treatments. Through this web site you can select home UVB phototherapy equipment that are affordable and the most effective light treatments available. The UVB is generated in a special lamp; in a more recent development lasers are being used to produce narrow-band UVB for psoriasis treatment. UVB phototherapy treatments are given several times a week for a prescribed number of weeks or until lesions clear. After lesions clear, treatments may continue on a weekly basis to maintain clearing. In parallel with the application of the UVB phototherapy patients will have to learn how to use supporting topical products so that they obtain a very high degree of control over their skin problem. Remission periods, after treatment vary from 1-16 months. In contrary to other treatments such as clinics at the Dead Sea, and other clinics or spas, the purpose and final goal of the Phototherapy treatment is to learn the patient to keep a very high degree of control over the skin problem once returned home. With most other spas or clinics the effect of the treatment disappears once the patient has returned home. Continuing at home with home phototherapeutic equipment, that can be purchased at this web site, combined with mild supporting topicals, is the best way to achieving a healthy skin.
Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, is an innovative option to effectively treat many types of skin ailments. The technology uses ultraviolet light to treat conditions that may be affecting the skin on any part of the body. Phototherapy is an alternative to oral and topical medications.
A wide variety of skin disorders can be treated with phototherapy, including:
- Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous skin cells)
- Atopic dermatitis
- Cutaneous T cell lymphoma (mycosis fungoides)
- Graft versus host disease
- Hand/foot dermatitis or palmoplantar psoriasis
- Lichen planus
- Morphea (localized scleroderma)
- Polymorphic light eruption (“sun poisoning”)
- Prurigo nodularis
- Pruritus (chronic, severe itching that may be the result of liver or kidney disease or infection with HIV virus)