Narrow Band UVB has proven to be an effective and safe treatment psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, and mycosis fungoides.
We offer this service in the convenice of our Brookfield office. Treatments are typically administered two to three times a week. It will often take 2 months for your condition to improve. Appointment times are flexible and are offered before and after work or school.
Why Narrow Band UVB is different
Conventional broad band UVB lamps emit a variety of wavelengths ranging from 280-330 nm. Narrow Band UVB virtually eliminates superfluous and harmful UV by emitting only wavelengths 311-312 nm. Clinical studies show the peak therapeutic effectiveness of UVB to be within the range of 295-313 nm, but wavelengths below 300 nm can cause erythema or severe burning and increase the risk of skin cancer.
Benefits of Narrow Band Phototherapy
Eliminating UV in wavelengths below 311 nm permits higher intensities and longer exposure times, so patients can derive the maximum benefit from phototherapy. This increased effectiveness permits more aggressive treatment regimens, resulting in a shorter course of treatment.