Phototherapy is the use of light to treat skin disorders. The phototherapy unit emits specific wavelengths of light proven to benefit patients with various skin disorders. Types of phototherapy are PUVA (Photochemotherapy) and UVB. Please contact us to schedule a consultation or to refer a patient.
PUVA phototherapy uses UVA rays in conjunction with an oral medication, psoralen, which sensitizes skin to emitted light. UVB phototherapy uses UVB light rays without the use of an oral medication. Some skin disorders that both PUVA and UVB may be used to treat include:
- Atopic dermatitis / Eczema
- Pruritus (itching)
- Graft-versus-Host Disease
- Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis