Ultraviolet therapy, also known as phototherapy, involves the use of specific wavelengths of ultraviolet light to treat a variety of skin conditions.
By channeling ultraviolet light at a specific wavelength, it can be used to damage and destroy infected cells and organisms that contribute to illness and disease. During your consultation, we will determine what wavelength is right for your condition.
Common conditions treated include psoriasis, acne, eczema, vitiligo, rosacea, bacterial or fungal infections, Sezary syndrome, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Benefits of Treatment
Ultraviolet therapy is proven successful in helping to manage certain skin diseases and infections when used as a supplementary form of treatment. The benefits of ultraviolet therapy can include:
- Elimination of harmful bacteria
- Increased circulation
- Reduced inflammation and uneven skin texture
- Repairment of damaged tissues and cells
- Stimulation of collagen for healthier rejuvenated skin
What To Expect
During your appointment, the wavelength of ultraviolet light is customized to your needs and condition. The targeted area will then be exposed to ultraviolet light for a predetermined length. Depending on the area or condition being treated, each session can last between 10 to 30 minutes.
In some cases, a diluted solution or psoralen may be used to make your skin more sensitive to treatment.
The average course of treatment is often 3 times a week for several months but will vary depending on your condition and response to treatment.
Treatment is non-invasive with minimal risks such as light sensitivity and sunburn. During your consultation, we will determine if ultraviolet therapy is the right treatment option for you. The length and frequency of your treatment sessions will depend on your condition. For more information on ultraviolet therapy or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today at (347) 803-6954.