UVB Light Therapy Home Hire

MBS offer UVB light therapy home hire. You can hire one of our Philips Narrowband Phototherapy units for treating conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema or vitamin D deficiency.

By hiring a UVB Phototherapy Canopy, most people will see their symptoms clear or improve significantly within four to eight weeks.

MBS Much Better Skin are the only specialist company to hire UVB phototherapy equipment. UVB Phototherapy is an established treatment for skin conditions such as Psoriasis and Vitiligo offered free via nearly all NHS Health trusts. However, the treatment regime involves rigorous attendance for phototherapy at a dermatology centre 2 or 3 times a week for a continuous period of between 4 -8 weeks. Hiring from MBS makes treating yourself at home a simple treatment option.

Hiring UVB Phototherapy at home to clear your condition

You can hire one of our n-UVB Phototherapy canopies to access the same quality of Narrowband UVB Phototherapy available in Private Clinics or the Health Service, to treat Psoriasis or Vitiligo in your own home.

All our Phototherapy units are fitted with Philips TL01 100 watt High 311nm UVB Narrowband Tubes and dual safety timers.

What is the cost for hiring UVB light therapy at home?

Our Full length 9 Tube narrowband UVB canopy can be hired from £180 for a 5 week hire period.

In order to make UVB Phototherapy accessible to as many people as possible we strive to keep or hire price as low as possible. Our hire units are in constant demand and because it is impossible to determine how long a hire unit will be required for by each client, you may be placed on a waiting list. If  this is the case, when a unit becomes available, (at peak times within 2 weeks from initial enquiry), we will contact you.

We would recommended an initial hire period of 10 weeks.

This initial hire period mirrors treatment in the health service which aims for improvements over a 4 to 8 week period.

We only hire a canopy with the full 9 Philips TL01 Narrowband Tubes for full body coverage. A comprehensive instruction booklet is supplied to detail your session times and safe usage of the equipment. Goggles are also provided to protect your eyes.

Please note – id and credit/debit card details required as security.


We offer several options for hiring our units:

Local Hire

MBS Phototherapy are based in Warrington, Cheshire. We are able to offer clients in our local area (postcodes starting with: BL, CH, L, M, OL, PR, SK, WA, and WN) a hire service including delivery and collection of our Fulll Body narrowband canopies fitted with 9 Philips TL01 100 watt n-UVB tubes at a cost of £180 for a 5 week hire period.

Please do contact us if you are close, but not in one of our local postcode areas. At the discretion of our delivery team (dependent upon location and our availability) it may be possible, at a cost, for us to deliver and collect units outside of our local area. Please contact us to see whether this service is available and to establish the cost.

Distance Hire 

Outside the local area (not one of the postcodes above)

If you live outside our local area you are still welcome to hire our canopy units, but it is necessary to collect the unit yourself, and we require a fully refundable security deposit of £1200. We refund your security deposit on the return of the unit in good order, to our offices.

Try for free before you buy

For customers who are interested in purchasing one of our canopy or cabinet units we offer a hire service which will allow you to offset the cost of hire against the purchase of a new unit.

MBS are happy to discount the cost of up to 2 hire rental periods off the price of the new unit.

For example, under this offer, should you choose to hire for 5 weeks and then purchase a new unit outright, we will discount the price of the new unit by the cost paid for the hire, effectively enabling you to try the therapy for free before purchasing.

Please contact us to discuss this option as special terms conditions and pricing apply to this offer.

What are the benefits of UBV Light Therapy Home Hire?

If you have spoken to your Dermatologist and they have recommended you as a candidate for narrowband UVB light therapy, hiring a n-UVB canopy from MBS can offer the following benefits:

  • You do not have to attend appointments at a care centre 2-3 times per week for 4-8 weeks. With our home hire unit, your treatment is delivered in the comfort of your own home.
  • Rigorous adherence to the treatment schedule is critical to how effective light treatment is. With our home hire unit, you can easily choose a time which suits your schedule, for example after a morning shower or an evening bath.
  • Stress is recognised as a key “trigger” for Psoriasis. Hiring one of our UVB light therapy canopies will enable you to stick to the treatment schedule with ease, whilst improving how effective the therapy will be.
  • Access to therapy without the worry of attending appointments will undoubtably reduce your stress which in turn will reduce the possibility of stress affecting your condition for the worse. This breaks a circle of anxiety which could lead to further exacerbation of your condition.
  • Hiring a phototherapy unit from MBS will enable you to manage your condition yourself in your own free time. No time off work or adjusting your busy daily schedule to make the appointments at the hospital. Regular attendance at a hospital 2 to 3 times per week is a difficult schedule to adhere to from a purely practical perspective.
  • We often hear from our clients that Dermatology units in Hospitals are often a long way away from where they live. Factoring in commuting, parking costs and the commute times to their appointments often makes a compelling reason for hiring UVB light therapy equipment to gain the same therapeutic benefit.
  • UVB light therapy is so effective that many of our customers, having hired from MBS, go on to purchase phototherapy canopies from us. Hiring from us seems to be a great way of testing the efficacy of treatment before committing to purchase a unit. Try before you buy.

To help you better understand the benefits of UBV Light Therapy Home Hire, we think it’s important to understand the alternative processes for accessing n-UVB Phototherapy via the NHS and Privately.

  • To access phototherapy via the NHS you need to speak to your GP who will follow a Primary Care process for the management of your condition & will then then refer you to a Dermatologist.
  • If a Dermatologist offers narrowband UVB phototherapy as a treatment, you will be invited to attend appointments at a dermatology centre 2 -3 times per week.
    • However, there can be a long hospital waiting list for access to UVB phototherapy treatment, up to 6 months in some areas between the referral from your Dermatologist to access to the n-UVB therapy at the care centre.
  • The fastest way to access Phototherapy is via Private Medical care. A consultation with a Dermatologist in a Private Medical practice will inevitably result in the swiftest route to care and treatment. However, there are some obvious downsides:
    • Cost – Consultations and treatment are not free unless covered by Medical Insurance. The cost of 1 treatment with phototherapy is usually over £50. A 4-8 week course of treatments could cost in excess of £1000.
    • Attendance at a care centre for treatment – You will still have to attend appointments at a dermatology care centre 2-3 times per week.

If you are interested in finding out more about our canopy hire, please use our contact page, or call us on one of the following numbers:

0800 612 0954

01925 694280

0203 507 0173



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