UVB light therapy is a treatment for many different types of skin conditions, including psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, and a few other complex and more uncommon skin conditions. UVB stands for ultraviolet B rays, which you get naturally from exposure to the sun. These UVB light waves are administered carefully to your body, so that they do not cause lasting damage to the skin. Instead, they help to clear the skin of its problems.
There are many benefits to UVB light therapy. First, it is completely natural. However, if the therapy alone is not sufficient to show improvement, your doctor may add medicated creams to your treatment. Another benefit of UVB light therapy is that it is noninvasive and can be maintained easily.
When you get UVB light therapy for a skin condition, the initial treatment is usually 3 times per week for about 8 to 10 weeks. After that, you will maintain your results with weekly treatments. Your initial treatments are very brief to reduce the risk of sunburn. Duration of treatments will increase over time, but it will never be more than absolutely necessary to reduce risk of skin cancer. You can use these treatment sessions as a way to pamper and relax.
UVB light therapy is highly effective and can easily clear up psoriasis and other skin conditions. It works because the ultraviolet B rays will shut down the immune cells of the skin. Often, in skin conditions, these cells are overactive, and that is what causes the flare-ups. When you get UVB light therapy, these cells are completely shut down, which can eliminate symptoms.
If you are interested in trying UVB light therapy to treat your psoriasis, eczema, or vitiligo, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment. These treatments are often successful and can give you near constant relief. Contact us today for more information.