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Phototherapy

Phototherapy

Phototherapy, also know as light therapy, or narrow band UVB is a form of treatment used for various skin conditions. It is most commonly used for psoriasis, and is particularly effective for the guttate type of psoriasis.

Phototherapy may also be used for treatments of other skin disorders including eczema and skin lymphoma.

Phototherapy uses light wavelengths from the ultra-violet part of the sun’s spectrum. It delivers effective treatment but avoids the other wavelengths that are present in natural sunlight. We have a top of the range Waldmann phototherapy unit for full body treatments and a separate machine for the hands and feet.

Phototherapy treatments courses usually require frequent visits to the clinic, up to three times weekly, so these treatments are bulk billed.

For further information on Psoriasis and it’s associated conditions you may find the following links useful:

Australasian College of Dermatologists

Psoriasis Australia

Phototherapy
UVB hands