Centreville, VA top Washingtonian dermatologist offers UV light therapy for psoriasis
Dermatologists are trained to treat hundreds of skin conditions. Psoriasis is one of the most troubling and damaging to a patient’s life. If you feel like there isn’t a treatment that will work for you, Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc., located in Centreville, VA encourages you to call today. We consistently strive to find the best and most innovative treatments chronic skin problems. We offer UV light therapy to help our psoriasis patients find relief.
Ultraviolet radiation therapy
For decades, psoriasis patients noticed improvement in symptoms after time spent in the sun during the summer months. From this, it was determined that UV rays slow the rapid growth of new skin cells. Psoriasis is a condition in which the immune system reacts to imagined threats by producing excessive skin cells. Thus, UV therapy is effective for psoriasis patients.
To emulate rays of the sun, we expose skin to ultraviolet light on a regular basis. This exposure should not be done at home or through tanning beds. Our trained medical professionals use controlled UVB phototherapy, artificial light, to simulate natural ultraviolet B rays that sun exposure provides. UVA rays are also used, but usually in conjunction with medication.
- We use a UV treatment booth that has light tubes through which UVB or UVA rays are transmitted. By using these booths, we can safely expose the affected areas of your skin to beneficial rays.
- It will take more than one or two treatments to see desired results and find relief. Usually, partial to full skin clearing occurs at about 20 clinic treatments, except in severe cases.
We want each patient to have healthy skin and a happy life. We work with you to create a treatment plan that targets your specific issue and suit your lifestyle. Call (866) 808-3140 for psoriasis relief.