UVB / Phototherapy
Narrowband-UVB is the most common form of Phototherapy. Narrowband-UVB is a specific wavelength of ultraviolet radiation, 311 to 312 nm. Narrowband-UVB is used for the treatment of psoriasis, atopic eczema, vitiligo, pruritis, polymorphous light eruption, early cutaneous T-cell lymphoma etc. The treatment is performed two to three times a week at our clinic. This is done with a special cabinet containing fluorescent light tubes which the patient enters. The amount of UVB is carefully monitored and is according to a specific protocol for each skin type. The average number of treatment sessions required is about 20 to 25.
Patients will be familiarised with the machine before treatment is started and all possible risks and side-effects will be discussed and put into perspective. We have a dedicated team of nurses who is assisting with this.
If you are looking for more UVB / Phototherapy procedure and aftercare information, please visit our Patient Information page for more details.
Interested In UVB / Phototherapy With Us?
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