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.
Find out more about UVB phototherapy and our approach to treatment in the information below. Or get in touch and book a consultation to discuss your concerns and treatment plan specific to you.
UVB Phototherapy Treatments
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.