Photo-therapy

Skin Care West

Photo-therapy

 Phototherapy hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:30-5:00 (clinic doors close at 5:00 – please leave enough time to complete your treatment)

Friday 8:30-4:00 (closed weekends)

 

“Walk-in”treatment –  no appointment necessary.

Narrow-Band Ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) is the most modern form of photo-therapy used to treat many skin disorders including psoriasis, dermatitis, vitiligo, and others.  This treatment is an insured service with no cost to patients. During active treatment, 2-3 visits a week are required.

Treatment is very efficient – most treatments last 2-5 minutes.

This is NOT a tanning bed.  These units are specifically designed to emit a form of light (NB-UVB) at a wavelength of 311nm.  Research has shown that this very specific type of photo-therapy is anti-inflammatory for many skin conditions, especially psoriasis.  Therapy is closely monitored and very safe.

A referral from your family doctor to Dr Weichert, Dr Noiles or Dr Simice is required to start therapy. Our goal is to offer consultation appointments as soon as possible so that therapy can begin.

 

Photo-therapy

Topical PUVA (t-PUVA) photo-therapy is used to treat disorders of the hands and feet.  The medicine used on the hands and feet for this therapy requires strict sun protection (gloves and socks) for 24 hours after treatment.  This can be a limiting factor in the summer months and for outdoor workers.

Photo-therapy