Philips Narrowband TL01 and PL01 Tubes

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Here at MBS, we only supply the market leading Philips TL01 and PL01 narrowband tubes (for sale and in all our units). It’s a simple philosophy – we think your skin deserves the best treatment, so we only offer the best in medical bulbs.

Philips narrowband tubes are the world leading tubes recommended by both doctors and dermatologists and used in hospitals and clinics worldwide. There have been over 400 independent studies that conclude – the Philips range of narrowband tubes are the best in the world for treating various skin conditions (psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema and several other skin conditions that react positively to UVB light and they are also beneficial for improving and increasing vitamin D levels.)

These bulbs are of the highest quality, with 19.5 UVB irradiance at the skin’s surface and a 78% UVB output to the total UV output (with the vast majority at the therapeutic wavelength of 311 nanometres). Other tubes simply do not compare or provide the same quality treatment.

If you are a chronic sufferer (where the condition is constant or recurs frequently), you can benefit from VAT exemption on all our light therapy units and the Philips Narrowband tubes.

Please note – These are tubes only. The narrowband units are sold separately.

When it comes to the safe and effective treatment of your skin, here at MBS we value high quality and long-lasting results. That’s why all of our phototherapy units are fitted with the Philips UVB Narrowband lights for the most thorough treatment, without compromising on safety.

As one of the only UK suppliers of Philips TL01 Narrowband Tubes, our range of phototherapy units offer customers reliability, safety and effective treatment for psoriasis, eczema and vitiligo. Each Philips UVB Narrowband Tube gives off over 66% of light at exactly 311nm range of wavelength – a huge 40% more than any other tube of its kind in the world! This ensures that you are benefiting from the most therapeutic wave lengths possible, for faster results and shorter treatment times.

Our range of light therapy units can be used in the treatment of a range of skin conditions, including:

  • Eczema
  • Vitiligo
  • Psoriasis
  • Vitamin D deficiency

Like with any light therapy, the Philips TL01 Narrowband Tubes do still carry some risks although they are widely considered to be the safest on the market. Some potential side effects include:

  • Sunburn
  • Dry skin
  • Cold sores
  • Blisters
  • Ageing skin
  • Increased risk of skin cancer

If instructions are followed carefully and safety equipment (such as goggles which come with each of our UVB units) is worn – the risk of negative side effects can be greatly reduced.

If you are looking to find out more about our range of phototherapy units, or have any queries about the Philips UVB Narrowband Tubes, get in touch with us today!

What is Narrowband treatment?

There are a number of crucial factors to consider when treating skin with phototherapy. Not only is the dosage and length of exposure important, but it is also vital that the range used is appropriate. Studies have shown that the optimal phototherapy range when treating psoriasis, eczema and vitiligo is between 305 and 315nm, with results showing that most users had the best results, and the least amount of side effects when exposed to UVB rays in this range.

Philips Narrowband UVB lamps are renowned in the field thanks to their ability to emit the most accurate amount of light, coming closer than any competitors to reaching the desired 311nm. Narrowband technology works by using just a small amount of the UVB spectrum, or a “narrow band” to treat problem areas, meaning that users can benefit from the therapeutic wavelength of light.

How can I tell if Philips TL01 Narrowband Tubes have been used?

Unfortunately, not every company is completely transparent about their equipment, so many will state that their UVB units are fitted with the Philips TL01 Narrowband Tubes, however this may not necessarily be the case. Philips UVB Narrowband Tubes are not only the most effective, but they are also more expensive because of their high therapeutic benefits. It is important to ensure the UVB therapy units you opt for are designed to be used for therapeutic purposes, or you could be at risk of harm from inappropriate wavelengths.

Every single one of our UVB therapy units are kitted out with the Philips TL01 Narrowband Tubes., If you choose another company, it is important to ask for evidence of the tubes that are being used before parting with your money.

Are the Philips TL01 Narrowband Tubes safe to use?

Philips TL01 Narrowband Tubes are the market leading tubes used for Phototherapy within the NHS and recognised globally by healthcare professionals. Ask your doctor or dermatologist!