PHOTOTHERAPY TREATMENT AT DERMCARE, MISSISSAUGA
What it is:
UBV (ultraviolet B light) is the most common form of phototherapy and is used to treat various ski
n diseases, including psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and itching. You will be exposed to this high energy UV light for a varying length of time. The treatment may not be a cure in all cases but will effectively control o
r improve your disease. Patients who have used this treatment successfully for many years are often able to maintain clearance of improved skin over extended periods of time. Each condition and patient will vary, depending on the severity of your disease. It could take anywhere from about 30-325 sessions or longer.
Some benefits include improvement of the existing lesions, reduction of new lesions, remission- in many cases phototherapy has resulted in near-total clearing of the disease process. The duration of this remission period varies with each patient. Maintenance therapy may be required.
How you can make your treatment more effective: Continue with topical medication, do NOT apply medication and moisturisers 1 hour prior to treatment, moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE, attend three times per week, consistently. Make sure no picking, rubbing, scratching or exfoliating, follow up with your physician, and of course if you have questions do not hesitate to ask your nurse for clarification.
Your phototherapy procedure will occur around 3 times a week, less than ten minutes. We are open 6 days a week, open 9-5, if you have any questions regarding phototherapy call our phototherapy nurse, 905 625 5600 extension 5.