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Centreville, VA doctor describes light treatment as an option for psoriasis

Light Treatment for Psoriasis Centreville

Patients with psoriasis in the Centreville and Chantilly, VA area who are ready to learn about effective treatment options can speak to the team at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. to discuss the advantages of using ultraviolet light to reduce or eliminate psoriasis concerns.

Dr. Neeraj Mattay answers, what is UV light therapy?

With today’s advanced technology, patients have more options than ever to help them treat common medical concerns. Psoriasis is a condition that negatively impacts many of our patients. With the use of ultraviolet light, patients can address this issue and find relief. Light therapy with ultraviolet light promotes healing of skin and can be used for patients with:

  • Psoriasis
  • Vitiligo
  • Eczema

This ultraviolet light is safe and effective at addressing irritated skin and stimulating the skin’s natural replenishing abilities.

How often do I need UV therapy?

Because many of the conditions that UV therapy treats are considered chronic in nature, it is important for patients to understand that just one session will not “cure” them of their condition. Instead, UV therapy can be used to control many of the symptoms. UV light therapy can be done several times a week for several months and then reduced as necessary.

Can other treatments be used in conjunction with UV light therapy?

Yes! Psoriasis may benefit most from a combination of treatments, so speaking with Dr. Neeraja Mattay and her staff about using a combination of treatments is highly recommended. UV light therapy will not have a negative effect on the use of other therapies concurrently. However, it is important for patients to speak to their dermatologist to determine which treatments can be combined.

Schedule an appointment

Interested in learning more about using ultraviolet light for the treatment of psoriasis? Contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. in Centreville, VA today at (866) 808-3140 and visit at 13880 Braddock Road, Suite 301. Dr. Mattay and her team of dedicated professionals provide comprehensive dermatological care for patients in three locations around the area of Chantilly, VA.


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Dr. Neeraja C. Mattay Reviewed by Andy. K.

I recently had an appointment at the Sterling office. Booking the appointment over the phone was easy and fast. Upon arrival, I found the front desk staff to be pleasant and efficient. My wait time was minimal in the waiting room and well as in the back room, which is always a nice thing with any doctor's office. When I did meet with the doctor, we discussed my issues and overall felt like all my questions and concerns were thoroughly answered before I left. No complaints, and will definitely be coming back if need be and recommending this practice to my family and friends.

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