At MBS Much Better Skin, we offer UVB phototherapy narrowband canopies to treat the whole body by having one session on the front and one on the back. These units are helpful in treating conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema and acne. We use the Philips TL01 narrowband tube technology and have a range of four different options – we can help you choose the correct unit to treat your skin condition. Today we’re going to look at some of the key information when it comes to using these narrowband canopies.
Did you Know?
The use of phototherapy has become more popular with celebrities such as Lena Dunham, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Kardashian, Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba. They most commonly use it to tackle acne, psoriasis, vitiligo and eczema.
What is Phototherapy?
The canopy can be used horizontally or vertically, you can choose to have the treatment standing up or lying down allowing you to position your body directly in front of it, moving your body to treat the main problem areas in its light. It works at a cellular level using the therapeutic wavelength of 311nm to reduce skin inflammation, as well as killing bacteria, increasing vitamin D levels, doubly fighting back against the symptoms of such skin conditions.
How do we Know it Actually Works?
Whilst celebrity endorsement can illustrate the ability of UVB light therapy, it is also worth noting that both doctors and dermatologists recommend phototherapy, and it is used in hospitals and clinics across the globe. Having access to a narrowband canopy at home means that you can regularly use the treatment in a way that is easy and convenient. It is not a magic wand, but with regular treatment sessions, you should see a vast improvement within 4 to 8 weeks.
Is it safe?
We know that when you use UVB phototherapy canopies for the first time it may seem strange. However, you can rest assured that it has been approved by professionals due to the fact it is non-toxic and non-invasive. Feel free to talk to your doctor or dermatologist about it if you have any doubts. All our units come with full instruction booklets, with recommended treatment times, and as long as you get your routine and regularity right, you can see positive results very quickly.
If you would like to know more about our UVB narrowband canopies, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by visiting our contact page, which has all the necessary details such as our phone number and email address.