Also referred to as light therapy, phototherapy is a treatment for skin conditions that involves exposing the skin to certain kinds of light on a regular basis, under medical supervision.
UVB Phototherapy Treatments
Find out more about UVB phototherapy and our approach to treatment in the information below. Or get in touch and book a nurse or therapist consultation to discuss your concerns and treatment plan specific to you.
What Is UVB Phototherapy?
This treatment exposes your body to safe UV light which has excellent healing properties. It stimulates pigment cells to produce melanin, in turn recolouring white patches of vitiligo, and also slows the growth of psoriasis affected skin cells.
What does the treatment look like?
Each treatment lasts from a only few seconds to a few minutes per treatment, and is required multiple times per week. You will be standing in a room surrounded by light for this period of time. It is totally painless, is warm but not hot, is over quickly and is bulk billed!
Each treatment is delivered through a completely automated state of the art delivery system that is programmed with your specific treatment program. This is reviewed throughout your treatment course by your dermatologist.
Is it safe?
The narrowband UVB 311 nm wavelength has been shown to be highly effective in reducing inflammation in vitiligo, psoriasis and some types of eczema, without significantly increasing your risk of skin cancer.
Is it effective?
Yes, this treatment has been used for a long time and is effective in approximately 80% of patients, especially in combination with prescription topical creams.
Is it expensive?
No – there is no out of pocket expense to you!
All UVB treatments are bulk billed and there is no out of pocket expense to patients other than when they require specialist review.
Make An Appointment
Your next step is to make an appointment with one of our dermatologists who will be able to conduct a full assessment and history of your vitiligo or psoriasis, and prescribe you the best treatment plan for your skin. Call us now on 31603330 or fill out the enquiry form below.