UVB Light Therapy
Ultraviolet light B (UVB) therapy is a minimally invasive procedure used to effectively treat Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Eczema, and Cutaneous Lymphoma. By exposing the skin to an artificial UVB light source on a regular schedule, growth of abnormal skin cells is slowed and the conditions are able to heal.
UVB therapy is administered in the doctor’s office, and is usually done two to three times a week. The affected area is exposed to the UVB light for a certain amount of time, which is determined by Dr. Dang. Treatments typically last for several weeks.
There are two different methods currently used for UVB treatment. Broad-band UVB is the most commonly used form of treatment and uses a broad range of light at shorter wavelengths to slow the growth of abnormal cells. Treatments are administered three to five times a week for several months.
Narrow-band UVB is a newer treatment option that involves a more specific range of UV wavelengths and can often clear symptoms faster and provider longer remission periods. It also involves fewer treatment sessions. As the results of narrow-band UVB are proven over time, this treatment may be used much more frequently to help treat psoriasis.
To learn more about the benefits these Dermatological Treatments,please call our office today to schedule a consultation.
To learn more about the benefits of Dermatological Treatments, please call our office today to schedule a consultation and find out if this procedure is right for you.