What is UVB phototherapy?


UVB phototherapy ( ultraviolet radiation B, 290-320 nm) is a treatment which uses artificial ultraviolet light to treat various skin diseases. The initials UVB mean ultraviolet light type B. UVB rays are part of the sun light. Used with caution it becomes an extremely effective tool for the treatment of severe skin conditions.

What is UVB phototherapy?2018-12-17T12:44:29+02:00

How often should the treatment take place?


The frequency of the treatment depends on the condition. Initially most patients are treated 2-3 times weekly for a total of 12 to 24 sessions or less. A dosage increase takes place at every exposure session. First exposures last a few seconds and gradually increase to a few minutes. After a few months, when the [...]

How often should the treatment take place?2018-12-17T12:42:47+02:00

Are there any side effects?


Significant side effects are unusual. Sometimes a mild erythema occurs which subsides in the next days and must be treated with frequent placing of soothening cream. UVB impact is the same as the sun’s.

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Which skin conditions are treatable with UVB phototherapy?


Some of the most common skin diseases which are treatable with UVB phototherapy are: Psoriasis: is a common inherited skin disorder, which may vary considerably in extent and severity. Neither phototherapy nor any other available treatment affects a permanent cure. Most psoriasis patients will have their psoriasis cleared or much improved after 12 to 24 [...]

Which skin conditions are treatable with UVB phototherapy?2018-12-17T12:34:57+02:00
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