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Unit of phototherapy

Phototherapy involves the use of ultraviolet radiation (such as that found in the sun) emitted by medical devices and generated in a specific way to achieve a therapeutic effect on the skin with minimal risk of side effects. Ultraviolet UVA and UVB-type radiations, which can only be used with approved medical devices, are useful for the treatment of numerous inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo or alopecia areata.

Controlled exposure to ultraviolet radiation is one of the most effective and safe medical treatments in the treatment of outbreak and continuity of chronic skin diseases (such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis). Phototherapy is applied by a medical cabin that emits ultraviolet radiation while the patient is inside (similar to tanning booths) and consists of a treatment with a minimum complication rate. Once the desired therapeutic response is achieved, a pattern of maintenance sessions, more spaced, which will allow long-term control of the disease. Phototherapy is a treatment compatible with other therapeutic options in psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, such as the use of creams or oral drugs (corticosteroids, methotrexate, psoralens ….). It consists of one of the most effective therapies with a better rate of whitening responses (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis) and repigmentation (vitiligo), with a very high safety and comfort profile for the patient.

At DermAndTek we have a Waldmann cabin, which emits ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B narrowband radiation.

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