Philips n-UVB Hand Held Lamp by Saalmann with 4 Year Warranty treats Psoriasis & Vitiligo

(9 customer reviews)



Our Philips n-UVB Hand Held Lamp by Saalmann with 4 Year Warranty treats Psoriasis & Vitiligo. This top quality state of the art device is ideal for treating small patches of psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema and other conditions which respond to n-UVB phototherapy.

UVB Narrowband Phototherapy is recognised by Doctors and Dermatologists as an extremely effective therapy for treating Psoriasis. It is commonly used as the second line of treatment when topical creams and steroids fail to work. This Philips UVB lamp for Psoriasis by Saalmann Medical has been designed for clinical or home use, to enable you to treat small areas of Psoriasis.

  • The narrowband UVB light source is a 311nm Philips PL01 9w tube.
  • The unit comes with a removable comb attachment and is ideal for treating the scalp and other small areas.
  • The comb also determines the precise distance from the skin at which the device is designed to operate.
  • Simply place the light close to the affected area and use 4 or 5 times per week.
  • Most users see results after 4-6 weeks of a strictly maintained treatment regime.
  • This is a medically designated and tested home therapy device which conforms to the latest European Regulatory Standards and is registered with the MHRA in the UK
  • Please note: Only devices manufactured in Europe currently conform and are certified to the latest European Medical Device regulatory standards.
  • 4 Year (Private use) manufacturer’s warranty. No extended warranty required. 2 year warranty if used in a clinical setting.

The n-UVB Hand Held Lamp by Saalmann treats Psoriasis & Vitiligo and is ideal for treatment where the condition is limited to small areas. For example where Psoriasis plaques are limited to small areas on hands, joints or the scalp, or, in the case of Vitiligo, small areas of de-pigmentation.

The n-UVB Hand Held Lamp by Saalmann is  a small, portable unit. At MBS we specialise in n-UVB phototherapy devices for domestic use, but our other units are designed to be used in your home and are not portable. You will be able to take this unit with you if you are travelling and thereby benefit from continuity of treatment that n-UVB phototherapy requires.

The n-UVB Hand Held Lamp by Saalmann  is discreet, being of a similar size to a pair of hair-tongs. For someone who travels frequently, a student, or someone sharing accommodation, the device is completely inconspicuous and can be used to continue your treatment regime wherever you may be, in complete privacy.

Narrowband UVB outpatient treatment using hand-held devices is widely used within the NHS for treatment of Psoriasis and Vitiligo.
Specifically for Vitiligo, the University of Nottingham under the auspices of the NHS performed trials of home based Vitiligo treatment using Hand-Held devices. They produced a sequence of videos which show you exactly how a hand-held UVB device was used to treat Vitiligo at home. NHS Scotland (Tayside Health Authority) also run a program for outpatient use of hand-held phototherapy devices for their patients.

This is an extremely high-quality n-UVB phototherapy device, manufactured in Germany by a market leading Medical Device Manufacturer and fitted, at manufacture, with a genuine Philips PL01 9w UVB narrowband tube. The tube is certified for 500 hours use and the device & tube carry a manufacturer’s warranty of 4 years of  personal use.

The device comes fitted with a UK plug and supplied with timer and goggles.

Please note that this device is limited in one respect only, it’s size. if large areas of your skin have been affected by your condition, you will have to repeatedly move the light face of the device to cover the whole area. In addition, where your condition affects areas which are awkward to reach, for example your back or shoulders we would suggest that you look at our other larger models.

We have seen competitor n-UVB devices of similar size, mounted via clamps or stands seeking to alleviate the problems mentioned above. However, we would suggest that you consider the fact that hand held devices such as ours and those of our competitors are designed to be used at very close proximity to the skin. Again, we would stress that if you are seeking to treat larger areas, or areas that are hard to reach, you would be best advised to evaluate our other units which have bigger light faces designed to cover much larger areas, with the light source further from the skin.  With this device , that distance from the skin is set by the comb attachment. Holding or mounting the device further away from the skin decreases the efficacy of the treatment as stated by the Medical Equipment manufacturer.

Our suggestion would be that if your condition covers larger areas or areas that are more awkward to reach with a hand-held device, you look at our larger units, such as the Mini-Unit on stand which are designed for the purpose with larger light faces and lamps.

We would emphasise the fact that this is a genuine UVB phototherapy device manufactured to the highest standards by a German Medical Device manufacturer, designed for the purpose of treating skin conditions which respond to n-UVB light such as Psoriasis, Vitiligo and Eczema. Please be wary of purchasing devices which are not built to the same standards as there are cheaper products advertised for phototherapy treatment which are desk lamps that have been converted to use a Philips bulb. Buy your product from a trusted source as cheaper imported  products are available as well as fake Philips lamps.

If you do your research you will establish that there are only a few Medical Device Manufacturers in the world who produce these phototherapy devices. We are proud to represent one of them and confident that your purchase with us will afford you the highest standard of treatment for your condition.

At MBS we specialise in narrowband UVB phototherapy devices for domestic use. From cabinets designed to replicate those used in Hospitals and the NHS through to these hand-held units, our units will enable you to manage your condition with the same phototherapy treatment you would receive in the NHS in the convenience & comfort of your own home.

4 Year Warranty

Full instruction booklet supplied.

Orders outside Mainland Britain may incur extra shipping charges – Contact us for details.

Declaration – I declare by ordering this product that I am suffering from a chronic disorder (or I am purchasing on behalf of someone that does). The product is being supplied to me for domestic or personal use under Notice 701/7 and is therefore VAT exempt.

What is UVB Phototherapy?

UVB Phototherapy is an established and effective treatment that has been used in the NHS and globally since the 90’s. Research prior to this established the most therapeutic (and safest) form of UVB to be “Narrowband” UVB (NB-UVB, n-UVB) which is light in the 311nm-313nm spectrum.

n-UVB Phototherapy exposes the skin to this therapeutic light to treat disorders such as Psoriasis, Vitiligo and Eczema.

These disorders are recognised as immune mediated conditions, triggered when the body’s immune system does not function “normally” and becomes overactive.

  • For example, in the case of Psoriasis, the normal skin cell life cycle is accelerated from 4 weeks to 3-4 days resulting in immature skin cells being pushed to the surface of the skin.
  • Or, with Vitiligo, where the immune system is similarly triggered into overactivity, which ultimately causes the destruction of melanocyte cells. Destruction of these cells results in the depigmentation of the skin.

UVB Phototherapy works by affecting a number of biological processes associated with these skin conditions. UVB Phototherapy has a mediating effect on the immune response in the skin, moderating the immune system response to “normal levels” resulting in reduced inflammation, a return to “normal” pigmentation, reduced itchiness and scaling.

Why UVB Phototherapy at home rather than via the NHS?

UVB light therapy involves exposing the skin to the light for very short periods of time. Typically, this exposure will be between 30 seconds and a maximum of 4 minutes, 2-3 times each week, typically seeing results within 4 to 8 weeks. Please note these estimations carefully.  UV Phototherapy is extremely effective, but only if you stick to the treatment regime rigorously.

Contrasting NHS Phototherapy treatment appointments with UVB Phototherapy at home.

  • If you have a n-UVB phototherapy device at home, treating yourself 4 times per week becomes very simple.
  • You do not need to allocate any time for the treatment. You can integrate your 30 second – 4-minute exposure in your daily schedule, after a shower in the morning or your bath at night.
  • No time off work. No awkward conversation regarding your condition.
  • No problem sticking to the treatment schedule. You only have to find a spare 4 minutes somewhere in your day.
  • No travelling to a treatment centre.
  • No costs associated with attending a hospital appointment.
  • UVB Light treatment at home puts you permanently at the front of the queue for treatment.
    • If you miss a few sessions – Not a problem, just restart the course!
    • If your Psoriasis flares up – You can treat yourself immediately!
    • You can take control of the management of your condition!
    • Knowing that you can control your condition reduces the amount of stress associated with a flare. This can break the vicious circle where stressing exacerbates Psoriasis.

At MBS we have endeavoured to make the same n-UVB Phototherapy that is available to patients in a Hospital available to patients at home.

MBS started as a business in 1996 dealing with customers face to face. Even though our business has moved on to an e-commerce platform, we recognise that most of our customers value the personal service that buying on the internet lacks.

We are not a faceless virtual drop-shipping business.

We also recognise that many of our customers value our experience and look to us for advice.

We pride ourselves on a personal service and are more than happy if you contact us to discuss our products.

Even if you have researched n-UVB thoroughly, (as most of our customers do). Please do get in touch,  we may be able to offer some further insights that you may not have considered ….. and if nothing else, some empathy.

To get an idea of how we treat our customers, take a look at the independent Google reviews on our Google Business Page

  • We are available via phone  on 01925 694280 or email to discuss any questions you may have.
  • We are happy to talk to your Dermatologist or Doctor if you prefer.
  • Our aim is to offer a personalised service to try and offer advice on the most appropriate device for your condition.
  • Please be patient with us, if your phone call is not answered, we are most likely speaking with another customer (most of our calls are quite lengthy).
  • We guarantee that if you leave us a message with your phone number or email us, we will contact you as soon as possible.
If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us and we shall be more than happy to answer any questions. Office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excludes Bank Holidays). The office is closed on Saturdays but we will still try to answer your call up to 1pm. Outside these hours you can leave a message and we will get back to you the next working day.
  • High performance – Uniform u-UVB radiation (311nm)  emitted via Philips PL01 lamp
  • Designed and Manufactured in Germany to treat Psoriasis, Vitiligo and other skin conditions which respond to narrowband UVB phototherapy.
  • Neat, small & discreet
    • Dimensions: 330 x 50 x 50 mm (L x W x H). Similar size as a pair of hair tongs.
    • Light Face 120 x 45 mm.
  • Detachable Comb accessory (supplied) facilitates simple treatment of the scalp.
  • Supplied with UV protection goggles, treatment timer & fitted with a UK plug.
  • 4 Year manufacture’s Warranty for personal use.
  • 2 Year manufacture’s Warranty if used commercial setting such as a clinic.
  • Dimensions: 330 x 50 x 50 mm (L x W x H)
  • Weight : 165 g
  • Radiation surface approx. 120mm x 45 mm
  • Radiation strength: 3.5 mW/cm2 (UV-B)
  • Radiation spectrum: UV-B (311 nm)
  • UK: 240V/50Hz, 40 VA, BS 1363 plug (UK 3 Pin plug)

9 reviews for Philips n-UVB Hand Held Lamp by Saalmann with 4 Year Warranty treats Psoriasis & Vitiligo

  1. Sarah

    I have suffered with Psoriasis for over 20 years on my elbows and knees and I have really struggled with confidence as a result. Like many others, I’ve tried managing it with creams, prescription steroid creams, dietary changes etc and at best, I’ve managed to reduce it by around 50%, for short periods of time.

    I started a new job in the NHS a few months ago and can only wear a short sleeved nursing tunic. The stress of a job change, losing my beloved little cat around the same time and working long hours in a hot hospital, made my Psoriasis flare up with a vengeance. I felt so low with it. I was spending money and excess time on make up to cover it up and was unable to wear any kind of jacket even in the rain, incase it rubbed the make up off. Obviously the make up was only making my Psoriasis worse.

    I decided enough was enough and did my research and invested in this handheld lamp. I phoned MBS for a chat first and it was the best decision I’ve made in years. It’s been almost 5 weeks and my Psoriasis has almost gone! It’s hard to believe! I can see skin on my elbows for the first time in over 20 years and for the first time this week, I stopped wearing makeup on my arms. It feels so liberating. It has reduced by around 80% in 5 weeks, so I will continue to use it until it is fully clear.

    If you struggle with confidence due to your Psoriasis and you suffer with it on small parts of your body, please consider investing in this lamp. Regarding maintenance – it could be used as soon as the Psoriasis starts to reappear, as we know it always does! I couldn’t be happier with it. One of the best investments I’ve ever made for my confidence and quality of life.

  2. Kiran C

    Incredible product. I took a chance on this and it has made such a huge difference. I had some discolouration on my shin and this has cleared up 90% of it. I highly recommend to anyone who is contemplating trying this product.

  3. sean mehdi

    I got in touch with MBS interested initially in buying one of their Mini Units to treat my psoriasis. However after a chat with Roy he assured me that my Psoriasis could be treated with a hand held. I only have a couple of patches on my neckline, elbows and knees. It does take me a while to do all areas and if I had it more widespread it would be impractical . But I just thought Id leave a review to let you know that it has cleared my psoriasis after 2 months and to thank you for taking the time to listen to my story and help with advice. Cheers.

  4. Lynne Holloway

    I bought this product with comb attachment for my daughter who suffers with psoriasis mainly on her scalp. This product was very effective at clearing her scalp with the combing action. She is very pleased with the product and uses it for other parts of the body too. Very satisfied customer as it is a distressing condition. Thank you.

  5. Mike Smith

    I bought the n-UVB Handheld Lamp a month or so ago and been very pleased with the results. I’ve suffered from Psoriasis for years, and been using creams from my doctor with varied success. The lamp provides a really great improvement!

    But being an idiot I managed to drop it the other day, and it stopped powering on. I was devastated to say the least. Anyway, I emailed the MBS team and got an email back after one working day before 9am! The gentleman (Roy), kindly advised he would be happy to give me a call and did so later that day. He talked me through how to check that the tube itself hadn’t just been knocked loose. I checked and it was, Roy saved me splashing a lot of cash!

  6. Caroline

    I am 31 and i’ve had psoriasis since I was a baby. I get little improvement from creams and ointments but i’ve always noticed my skin improves with the sun. I have been looking at this lamp for a while but finally decided to go ahead and buy it. I’ve been using it a few months now and the results have been incredible. I am so pleased and would highly recommend this. You do need to keep at it and certainly be persistent but the results are worth it. Thank you!

  7. Caroline

    I’ve suffered with psorasis since I was a baby. I am now 31. Thankfully its not as bad as it used to be. I have been using the lamp on my knees and elbows and for the first time it has cleared up my skin completely which no creams have remotely come near to. I am very impressed with the lamp and it was definitely worth the money as its given me a boost of confidence

  8. Nas

    I was diagnosed with vitiligo with small patches on various parts of body.My GP offered no advice and said nothing could be done. I did my research and found that Nuvb was the best treatment. A few months later and some.of the smaller patches have gone and repigmentation of the other patches has started. I highly recommend your products.

  9. David Thomas

    I have suffered on and off with Psoriasis throughout my life. Have had treatment on the NHS previously, but obviously not an option at the moment. If only these had been around 20 years ago. Now I can treat my psoriasis when I need to. What a life changer! Fast delivery. Product looks high quality. Couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you MBS!

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