PHOTOTHERAPY

UV light for the treatment of different skin diseases.



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Phototherapy with UVB

Light therapy is a very gentle and effective therapy method that can be used to treat various skin diseases such as psoriasis, atopic eczema, vitiligo, prurigo simplex or generalised itching. In most cases, only one wavelength from the UV range (311nm) is used, which has an anti-inflammatory effect even at low doses and at which, according to current studies, there is no increased risk of developing skin cancer. If necessary, a longer-wave light from the UVA range can also be used.

The Dermanence has a modern light cabin from the Waldmann company (Waldmann UV 2007). Among other things, this has an integrated UV sensor system for exact dosimetry and a patient alarm for patient safety. The lamp length of 2 metres ensures homogeneous irradiation from head to toe. Comfortable therapy is ensured by the interior control panel with remaining time display and control functions as well as the multi-level adjustable cooling.

The whole-body light therapy is carried out 3 times a week, usually over 1-3 months (considerably longer in the case of vitiligo). Medical check-ups take place before the first treatment and monthly thereafter. The eyes and genital area are protected during treatment by protective goggles or underwear. The individual treatments last only a few seconds to minutes. The treatment is started with a low dosage, which is increased at regular intervals up to the therapeutic dose if it is well tolerated. Light therapy can be carried out at any time during our opening hours without an appointment.

A detailed explanation and instruction will be given on site after you have decided on the therapy with your attending dermatologist.

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