UVB narrowband phototherapy

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: 

  • Psoriasis
  • Pityriasis
  • Eczema
  • Polymorphic light eruption
  • Vitiligo
  • Alopecia
  • Atopic
  • Dermatitis
  • Mycosis fungoides
  • Pruritis
  • Acne 

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 Painless treatment Lower skin cancer risk and more effective than Broadband UVB Narrowband UVB has longer remission periods than Broadband UVB

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