Phototherapy is the treatment procedure where skin disorders like Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Lichen planus, Atopic Dermatitis, Skin cancers are treated with light.
NARROW BAND ULTAVIOLET B (NB-UVB) PHOTOTHERAPY uses 290-320 nm wavelength as the treatment of choice for Vitiligo. These units can be used for very small localised area of white vitiliginous patches like lips, finger tips, hands and foot to whole body generalised vitiligo by using whole body chambers.
At DERMASOLUTIONS CLINIC, we have whole body NB UVB PHOTOTHERAPY chamber to treat whole body vitiligo, Psoriasis etc. .
The unit is equipped with NBUVB lamps micro computerised electronic controller with LCD display. Optimum dose for each indication corresponds to 0.7-0.9 MED (minimal erythema dose) and depending upon skin type dose of irradiation is adjusted by the doctor and overall time for each treatment. Approx 3-4 minutes for each area is advised and incremental dosing is done every session depending upon patients feedback. Treatment is done twice or thrice weekly. Patient should wear protective eye goggles and apply sunscreens on untreated areas of face and neck. Side-effects might be redness, itching and peeling of skin, eye irritation, headache, phototoxic erythema etc.
It is one of the safest form of medical treatment for generalised and even unstable VITILIGO, and promises desired results. AT DERMASOLUTIONS CLINIC, we have successfully treated thousands of patients of Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Lichen Planus and Mycosis Fungoides by the latest NB-UVB whole body phototherapy chambers and hand held phototherapy units..