Treatment Of Psoriasis
At Second Skin Dermatology, the treatment of psoriasis, dermatitis, pruritus and other conditions is done with the powerful UV 7002 Light box.
Successful treatment in the light treatment of skin diseases is achieved worldwide with the Waldmann medical systems.
Photo(chemo)therapy is a treatment method using ultraviolet light. During photochemotherapy, also referred to as PUVA therapy, a lightsensitizing substance is additionally administered. Modern photomedicine started about 100 years ago with the publication (1899) of Niels Finsen in which he described the treatment of lupus vulgaris by ultraviolet radiation.
The past 30 years has seen an increase of publications concerning hotobiological research and photomedicine; this reflects the expanding potential of optical radiation for prevention and therapy.
The aim is always to maximize the benefit whilst minimizing the level of risk. The correct dosage is the most important step. This means that phototherapy must always be carried out under the supervision of your dermatologist!
Light Box applications
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease caused primarily by genetics, which affects approx. 2% of the fair-skinned population. Photo(chemo)therapy is very likely to result in the elimination of symptoms.
Atopic dermatitis (neurodermatitis or endogenous eczema) is a generally chronic inflammatory skin disorder. In the majority of patients, treatment with phototherapy has a favorable effect.
Vitiligo is a frequently occurring skin disease. It is more than just a minor pigmentation disorder – the pigmentforming cells (melanocytes) are for the most part destroyed. When applied over an extended period, phototherapy can result in cosmetically beneficial results.
Other photodermatoses (photoallergies)
Before use of this machine for the treatment of psoriasis you will be assessed by Dr Shannon to determine if the treatment is suitable, and it is important that once started you are able to return consistently and regularly three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the duration of treatment that is generally six weeks.