Friday, 27 November 2020

Types of phototherapy used for skin disorders

Phototherapy has been used to treat medical conditions for as far back as 3,500 years ago when ancient the Egyptians and Indians used sunlight to cure major skin conditions.

Modern PhotoIV Therapy Boca that uses artificial light sources, started with Niels Ryberg Finsen, who is considered as the founder of modern phototherapy. He treated a skin condition called lupus vulgaris with sunlight and UV rays. Thereafter, usage of phototherapy in medical fields grew, technology was much refined and developed, and it gained widespread acceptance gradually.

Skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, itchy skin, and the symptoms of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma can be easily treated using PhotoIV Therapy Boca. The treatment involves using UV radiations, a kind of light present in sunlight to reduce cells growth and inflammation. There are three main types of photo therapy used for curing skin disorders


  1. Broadband UVB: Also called as BBUVB, broadband UVB involves treating skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis utilizing the full spectrum of UVB radiations.
  2. Narrowband UVB: This involves using only a small part of UVB radiation to treat the skin disorders. It is much intense than broadband UVB and it’s the most common photo therapy option used by dermatologists.
  3. PUVA: This stands for Psolaren UVA. This integrates UVA light with a certain kind of chemical known as psoralen. Psolaren can be applied to your bare skin or you can take it as a pill. This chemical is found in plants and it makes your skin more and more sensitive to the light that’s to be applied. This is more intensive and has more side effects than broadband or narrowband UVB, and is usually only resorted to when treatment with the others have not been successful. It’s used for treating conditions like vitiligo, cutaneous T cell lymphoma, and psoriasis.


The effects of PhotoIV Therapy Boca for skin disorders are mostly temporary. This means it’s not a permanent treatment and you may have to undergo numerous seating, also known as maintenance therapy, of it over your lifetime to maintain the optimum results.

When used to cure skin conditions, phototherapy is generally considered safe in Boca. However, some temporary side effects you may experience are redness, dry and itched skin, nausea and blisters. However, there are some of the long-term side effects associated, the most serious among which are skin cancer and premature skin aging.

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