The unit uses phototherapy, a type of light therapy, which involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet light on a regular basis. The ultraviolet light used is UVB, which is present in natural sunlight and is an effective treatment for skin disorders. UVB works by penetrating the skin and slowing the growth of affected skin cells.
UVB Narrowband phototherapy is used for the treatment of several common skin diseases. The UVB Narrowband unit and can treat any patient suffering with the following skin complaints:
Conditions treated include:
- Polymorphic light eruption
- Mycosis fungoides
Benefits of our service
Treatment by staff specifically trained in UVB phototherapy
Treatment plan tailored to each individual
UVB is administered in a specialised room to ensure patient privacy
Specialist hand and foot units available to treat, for example, palmar plantar psoriasis
Benefits of UVB Narrowband
Effective for those patients whose skin condition has not responded to topical treatments
Treatment administered quickly, usually lasting on average between 1-10 minutes
Lower skin cancer risk and more effective than Broadband UVB
Narrowband UVB has longer remission periods than Broadband UVB
Speak to us today about how to get referred for this treatment. Meet with a consultant of your choice, with appointments usually available within 48 hours.