UVB Light Therapy

Narrowband UVB light treatment is a safe and effective therapy designed to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo and eczema. Dermatologists at Cutis Clinic have extensive experience in the use of narrowband phototherapy for the successful treatment of these skin disorders.

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  • Narrowband phototherapy reduces the need for steroid creams and tablets
  • Treatments are safe, convenient and over within minutes
  • Narrowband UVB targets psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema and many other skin disorders
  • All narrowband treatments are bulk-billed at Cutis Clinic

Narrowband phototherapy utilizes a specific wavelength (311nm) of ultraviolet-B light. Research has shown this wavelength has the greatest anti-inflammatory properties and the lowest side-effect profile of all phototherapy light sources. By blocking other wavelengths, narrowband UVB is effective, convenient and safe. Our medical-grade device produces a high intensity and precise dose in gradual levels individually prescribed by our specialist dermatologist to match your individual condition.

Treatment ideally involves 3 sessions a week.

Duration of each treatment starts at 1 minute and progresses to a few minutes.

Flexible treatment times enable patients to arrive as walk-ins for treatment at any time between 8 am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday with no pre-booking.

All phototherapy sessions are bulk-billed at Cutis Clinic.

At Cutis, your dermatologist will assess your suitability for phototherapy and personalise a treatment program for your condition and skin-type.

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The current industry standard is that up to 300 treatments of phototherapy can be performed without any risk of skin cancer. On the other hand, patients with a personal or direct family history of melanoma are excluded from phototherapy. Additionally, rare sun-sensitive skin conditions such as lupus are excluded.

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Vitiligo
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Lichen planus
  • Generalized itch
  • Grover’s disease
  • Mycosis fungoides

Facts

  • 95% clearance of plaque psoriasis
  • Proven safety record – no increase in skin cancers or toxicity to internal organs
  • Improved quality of life (Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 2006, Feb; 47(1): 37-40)

For more information about UVB Narrowband Phototherapy psoriasis treatments,
 visit psoriasis.org

For more information about UVB Narrowband Phototherapy vitiligo treatments visit vitiligosocietyweb.org.uk

The most recent large-scale research shows no increase in the incidence of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers in those treated with Narrowband Ultraviolet Phototherapy (British Journal of Dermatology 2008, 159: 931-35.  American Academy of Dermatology, April 2009).

Phototherapy has been used for numerous years to treat a number of inflammatory skin conditions, particularly psoriasis and vitiligo. Over the past few years, traditional UVA treatment which requires the ingestion or application of a medication (psoralen) has been replaced by narrowband UVB phototherapy. Narrowband UVB is much more effective and safe with far less side effects and complications. It works well with a number of topical and oral treatments but also reduces the need for other agents.