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UVB Light Therapy can treat dermatology conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and other itchy skin conditions treated using Narrowband Ultraviolet B Light (nbUVB).
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NbUVB is also known as TL01 therapy, light therapy or phototherapy. You may be referred for this treatment by a Consultant Dermatologist when other forms of treatment, including topical ointments and/or steroids, have not been successful or are becoming less effective. We use a Daavlin Neolux tall upright cabinet that can treat the whole body and offer a discreet service in a private air-conditioned room.
Once we have reviewed the referral form, we will contact you to arrange an appointment for a pre-assessment. This is to ensure that your condition is suitable for treatment and to explain the treatment procedure, benefits and short- and long-term potential risks. In most cases this pre-assessment appointment will also include carrying out a Minimal Erythema Dose (MED) test which allows the starting dose for treatment to be safely calculated based on your skin type and response to a low dose of NbUVB.
Treatment is delivered as a course and it is important to attend all the planned appointments to achieve a good response. Missing appointments will result in the dose needing to be lowered or potentially the treatment discontinued.
Your skin will be assessed before each treatment.
Treatments are usually short and generally well tolerated but allow 30 minutes for each appointment.
An expected response to light therapy is feeling warm during and/or afterwards.