UVB The Most Effective Phototherapy Equipment for Treatment of Psoriasis, Vitiligo and other skin diseases.
More than 400 independent clinical studies around the world* have shown that Philips UVB Narrowband (TL/01) Phototherapy lamps are the most effective lamps currently available for the treatment of Psoriasis and Vitiligo, as well as other less common skin diseases.
The method itself is not very new, but it took the scientists some time to hone it to perfection and achieve the full effect of such therapy. UVB heat lamps utilize one particular property of the skin, namely – to absorb light of certain wavelengths. As you know, it’s a form of energy transition, so there has to be some influence on the skin cells and fortunately, there is.
UVB rays can’t be very beneficial for your skin in the sunlight, because UVA and UVC rays are also presented there at the same time. Another problem is that you can’t control the exposure of your skin to these “good” rays. Knowing that UVB light therapy is capable of curing skin disease, scientists needed a way to produce a fully controlled emitter. Thus, the UVB heat lamp was introduced into medicine all over the world making it possible for anyone to apply effective light treatment for psoriasis even at home.
Conventional “Broadband” UVB lamps emit light in a broad spectrum that includes both the therapeutic wavelengths specific to the treatment of skin diseases plus the shorter wavelengths which can result for sunburn. Sunburn has a negative therapeutic benefit, increases the risk of skin cancer, and limits the amount of therapeutic UVB that can be taken. “Narrowband” UVB lamps, on the other hand, emit light over a very short range of wavelengths concentrated primarily in the therapeutic range. UVB Narrowband is therefore safer and more effective than conventional UVB Broadband.
* Not only did Philips introduce the very first UVB Narrowband (TL/01 or PL-9 9W/01/2P) lamps, but they continue to innovate together with leading research partners around the world to improve the convenience, efficacy and safety of our Phototherapy solutions. By professionals, for professionals.
At-Home UVB 311 nm Phototherapy
Clinical studies have shown that UVB phototherapy devices using Philips technology are the most effective devices currently available for the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, neurodermatitis and other chronic skin disorders. The products we offer use Philips bulbs that were specifically designed to emit narrowband spectrum of 311 nm as artificial ultraviolet-b sun light in therapeutic levels to treat skin disorders.
Narrowband UVB Phototherapy has been used in curing the skin disorders over the past couple of decades in clinics and hospitals, and became the leading method of the vitiligo treatment. Today, lightweight and affordable handheld portable devices, the same ones that are used in clinics, became available for home use. Using the Narrowband UVB Phototherapy at home allows you to set up your own daily treatment schedule and time that is convenient for you, by doing so you can also avoid the expensive trips to the clinic or doctor’s office. Since the UV lamp for psoriasis is portable, your treatment schedule won’t be interrupted if you plan to be away from home.
Used as a standalone treatment, or with topical medication prescribed by your doctor, UVB phototherapy improves the skins appearance within a couple weeks by targeting the underlying cause of the skin disorder. A two-week course of 311 nm UVB Treatment typically begins by exposing affected areas of the skin or scalp to the UVB light for under 30 seconds, and gradually increases daily up to a few minutes. Once remission has been achieved, the UVB lamp can be used to maintain normal skin cell development to affected areas of the skin or scalp.
For best results, it is important to follow the dosing schedules prescribed by your doctor. Never treat unaffected areas of the skin or scalp, and wear eye protection during treatment sessions.
The lightweight, handheld UVB Treatment devices we offer ship with a detailed instruction manual, UV goggles to protect your eyes during treatment, and an attachable comb for scalp treatment.
UV-B treatment for psoriasis
Using the UV lamp for psoriasis provides your skin with a power, that is necessary in fight with the disease affected cells. Multiple studies have shown a dramatic inhibition of the affected cells, as well as the general gradual skin regeneration stimulated by the light treatment for skin. With a help of the psoriasis treatment lamp, you can not only improve the state of your skin, but also maintain it with the minimum of procedures.
UV-B lamp vitiligo treatment
UVB therapy works the same way for patients with vitiligo. The rays start a cellular repigmentation process that pushes the disease to its basic state and keeps it at bay. Any vitiligo spots just vanish after several weeks of treatment. There won’t be a visual way to tell that the patient even had the disease in the first place.
Utilizing the lamp
Considering the fact that all the UV light treatment can be performed at home, this is a priceless invention for those people, who don’t have much free time. There’s no need to go to the hospital anymore – just call your doctor for a prescription and apply UVB therapy while watching TV or reading the news.
It’s an extremely convenient device for psoriasis treatment as well as vitiligo treatment, neurodermatitis, eczema and lichen.
- For the best effect you should find the perfect exposure time. This is achieved in a couple of weeks when you gradually increase this time from the minimum 1 minute to the maximum 10 minutes. The trick is to find the lowest effective exposure time and stay with it for the rest of the therapy schedule.
- Considering the chronic nature of the disease, you should maintain the health of your skin by regular using the UV lamp for psoriasis once a week.
- UVB light therapy should be applied only on the diseased areas of the skin,using it on the healthy areas is just pointless.
- Your schedule must contain at least one break between UVB treatments every two weeks.