Ultraviolet light is an effective treatment for several medical conditions.
Skin diseases responsive to light treatment include psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and itch. Unlike sunlight and tanning beds which emit both UVA and a broad range of UVB light, our medical phototherapy units emit only narrow-band UVB light. The narrow-band UVB utilizes the most effective wavelength of light for treatment of skin disease while minimizing the risks associated with a broader spectrum of light, such as sunburn, skin aging and skin cancer. Our office houses both a full body treatment booth as well as a face, hand and foot machine for people with more limited areas of involvement. A medical evaluation is required in our office prior to beginning light treatment.