Skin Conditions and Phototherapy
UV Psoriasis Light Treatment
Psoriasis is characterized by patches of inflamed red skin. Psoriasis develops because the outer layers of skin cells reproduce too fast. Psoriasis causes pain and itching, limited motion, and stress. Recent studies show that psoriasis may be an immune disorder in which T-cells behave abnormally. UV psoriasis light treatment exposes the T-cells, causing them to die. In this way, the UV phototherapy reduces inflammation, and slows the rate of skin cell production. During the clearing phase, you will have treatments 3 to 5 times a week with increasing exposures. UV psoriasis light treatment helps clear or improve psoriasis in most people. < learn more >
UV Vitiligo Light Treatment
Vitiligo is characterized by loss of pigment in patches of the body.
Vitiligo provides little physical discomfort, though it is often quite distressing. Scientists believe that
vitiligo may be an autoimmune process in which the body destroys its own pigment. UV light,
or phototherapy vitiligo treatment can help create repigmentation. This process is slow, working from the outer edges of each patch inward, so regular phototherapy vitiligo treatment
is prescribed. Phototherapy vitiligo treatment may continue twice a week for a year or more. < learn more >
UV Eczema Light Treatment
Eczema is characterized by itchy patches of dry, red skin which sometimes appears scaly or crusty. Irritating, uncomfortable, and stress-inducing, it is sometimes referred to as “the itch that rashes”. People with eczema have an overactive inflammatory response to irritating substances. This may be an allergic response or coexist with other allergies. UV light can be an effective treatment. < learn more >
UV Phototherapy Relieves Many Skin Conditions
At least 25 skin conditions have been proven to show improvement with UV phototherapy. Ask your doctor if UV phototherapy is right for you.