Light-based treatment offers a low-risk way to clear psoriasis in Walnut Creek
By Dr. Christine Lee
You may be used to hearing about the “dangers” of sunlight. And while there are certainly risks associated with unprotected exposure to the sun’s rays or from artificial sources, there are benefits to ultraviolet (UV) light. Notably, as UVB penetrates the skin, it slows down your body’s production of skin cells, the process responsible for your symptoms. As this occurs, you’ll notice an improved appearance and get relief from the swelling, itching, stiffness, burning, and soreness.
How it’s done
UVB light is administered via a professional light box. One of the keys to successful treatment is consistency. The total number of sessions that are required to clear symptoms, and the length of each session, varies by characteristics such as your skin type and the severity of your psoriasis. Dr. Lee safely delivers a controlled amount of light to trouble areas using the walk-in light box. You may be exposed to UVB for only a few seconds at a time at first, gradually increasing to several minutes of exposure per session. Some therapies may be combined with UVB or phototherapy treatment, which can result in the need for a lower dose of systemic medications to effectively clear your psoriasis.
Get enlightened about your options
Call (925) 500-1180 to schedule an appointment at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute. During an evaluation, Dr. Christine Lee may also determine you are a suitable candidate for other types of light-based treatments available at the Walnut Creek office, including UVA and lasers.
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