Promotes an auto immune response by the skin cells to decelerate the rapid skin cell production that characterises psoriasis.
Phototherapy, or light therapy, is used to psoriasis and eczema which affects 2-3% of the population in the United Kingdom.
UVB therapy promotes an auto immune response by the skin cells to decelerate the rapid skin cell production that characterises psoriasis. This in conjunction with continued regular use of moisturisers can lead to great improvement of condition and reduction in frequency of outbreaks.
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Phototherapy, otherwise known as light-therapy, consists of exposure to narrow band UVB light by means of treatment in a special light cabinet.
Treatment is normally given three times weekly and commonly lasts up to 6-8 weeks, depending on response of skin to therapy. The key to success with light therapy is consistency.
Initial treatment sessions may only last up to 45 seconds, but can gradually increase in length with each visit to a finishing session of up to 10 minutes.
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The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.