UV Light Therapy for Eczema

 

Eczema is a dry skin condition. It is not contagious so you cannot catch it from someone else. It is a condition which varies from person to person and comes in many different forms. eczema is also known as dermatitis.

In the medical profession, UVB is a second line therapy which is generally prescribed after (1st line) treatments with topical corticosteroids & topical tacrolimus cream have been tried and failed.

Narrowband UVB Phototherapy treats eczema symptoms:

  • Reducing itching
  • Calming inflammation
  • Increasing vitamin D production

Narrowband UVB Phototherapy is a medically recognised treatment for the following forms of Eczema:

About 70% of people with eczema respond positively to UVB Phototherapy. In addition to treating eczema and alleviating the condition, Narrowband UVB light therapy can put the condition into a remitted or passive state long after the initial symptoms and sensitivity has been treated & relieved.

For an independent introduction to Narrowband UVB light treatment for eczema please refer to:

Narrowband UVB phototherapy, is a well-established therapy used within the NHS and by dermatologist world-wide, who prescribe it for the treatment of eczema.

Whether you suffer from localised or full body eczema, you’ll find a solution that suits you from our selection of market-leading UVB light therapy units.

Those seeking immediate results from phototherapy may be disappointed as this process can take anywhere up to 2 months before the benefits can be seen. However, if used steadily, many eczema sufferers report that the positive effects outlast the duration of sessions, keeping severe symptoms at bay for some time after treatment has finished.

Although phototherapy is tolerated well for the most part, like with all treatments there is the risk of some side effects occurring. If users are new to using light therapy for eczema, they may experience a flare up of the condition when commencing treatment, however this is usually short-lived, and can be managed by altering the dosage of UV rays.

UVB light therapy for eczema offers unrivalled results, particularly in those who suffer with stubborn symptoms of eczema that may have been resilient to other forms of treatment. Whilst it has a strong success rate in reducing symptoms of eczema, sometimes even returning the skin to a normal appearance, it is important to remember that this type of treatment doesn’t work for everyone.

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