A useful treatment for psoriasis and eczema

Phototherapy is a skin treatment using ultraviolet light that’s useful for patients with psoriasis and eczema. Many skin diseases result from overactive immune cells in the skin, and when a specific wavelength of light in the ultraviolet B spectrum shines on the skin, the immune response is quieted, improving symptoms. Narrow-band ultraviolet B therapy involves multiple sessions, and the duration of exposure varies from patient to patient depending on skin type of skin you have.

If you are affected by eczema or psoriasis, phototherapy may be a useful treatment to help control your symptoms. We are attentive to individual patient needs, and our dermatologists can discuss the risks and benefits of phototherapy to determine if it may be the right treatment for you.