Narrowband UVB Phototherapy Specialists in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Narrowband UVB phototherapy is a light treatment that can effectively treat an array of chronic skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, pruritus (itching), lichen planus, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. It uses a specific wavelength of ultraviolet radiation, 311 to 313 nm which has been shown to provide faster results with fewer treatments and longer periods of remission.
What are the Possible Side Effects?
The possible side effects are skin burning similar to a sunburn. If this happens the office should be contacted immediately and a topical steroid may be used. Long-term exposure to narrowband UVB may cause skin aging and skin cancers.
What Does the Treatment Process Consist Of?
Treatments are typically three times weekly and the length of time exposed to the light increases at each visit until the desired effect is achieved. The number of treatments needed depends on the patient and their condition.