Phototherapy

“Walk-in” treatment –  no appointment required
Time efficient treatment, approximately 2-5 minutes.

A referral from a doctor to nurse practitioner is required to start therapy and to be one of our phototherapy patients.  

Narrow-Band Ultraviolet B
Narrow-Band Ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy is used to treat many skin disorders including but not limited to psoriasis, dermatitis/eczema, and vitiligo.  This treatment is a provincially insured service with no cost to patients. During active treatment, 2-3 visits a week are required.

This is NOT a tanning bed.  It is designed to emit a narrow spectrum of light at a wavelength of 311 nm.  Research shows that this very specific photo-therapy is anti-inflammatory for many skin conditions – especially psoriasis.  Therapy is closely monitored and very safe.

Topical Puva
Topical 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. During active treatment, 2 visits a week are required.

 

Phototherapy updates

We are open. Covid-19 extra safety precautions are implemented. Phototherapy patients must agree to a verbal contract. Covid Updates click here

Hours of operation

Times are subject to change depending on staff and seasonal changes.

Day Open Closed Open Close
Monday 8:30 am 12 – 1pm 1 – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am 12 – 1pm 1 – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am 12 – 1pm 1 – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am 12 – 1pm 1 – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am 12 – 1pm 1 – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed