Benefits of UVB Phototherapy

Are you dealing with a skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis or vitiligo? If so, you know how frustrating it can be. You just want your skin to look and feel normal. Ultraviolet light B, also known as UVB, occurs naturally in the sun. Research has shown that this is an effective way to treat or at least minimize some of the symptoms associated with psoriasis, eczema and vitiligo. UVB phototherapy has the ability to slow down the speed at which certain skin cells grow. Controlling the growth of skin cells is a key factor in addressing these conditions.

UVB phototherapy can be administered in the comfort of our office in Owings Mills. This treatment is typically delivered multiple times per week for optimal results. However, this will depend on the situation. The results of UVB phototherapy can be quite long-lasting, with some patients achieving remission for months at a time.

When an individual is using UVB phototherapy for their psoriasis, they might feel worried when they see their psoriasis conditions worsen before they get better. This temporary worsening of symptoms is a normal and expected part of the healing process your body is going through. As a result of your skin being exposed to the UVB light, it may turn red, it might itch slightly and it might be irritated. However, this should all go away in a relatively short period of time, with clearer skin gradually becoming more and more noticeable.

UVB phototherapy may be combined with other topical agents or systemic agents with the goal of improving its effectiveness. Again, this will depend on the unique situation. Every treatment plan using UVB phototherapy is customized for the patient.

Light is a beautiful and powerful thing. It has a tremendous effect on our health and well-being. UVB phototherapy capitalizes on the power of sunlight to help heal you and make your skin look better. It has shown promising results when used to treat conditions like eczema, vitiligo and psoriasis.

To learn more about how UVB phototherapy can be used to address your skin condition, make an appointment at the Dermatology Laser Center and MediSpa. Our team would be happy to address whatever questions or concerns you may have about this incredible treatment. Our office is located in Owings Mills. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!