For those suffering from Eczema, finding relief from the itchy patches of dry skin is at the top of their list. While there is no known cure for eczema, there are many treatments out there in the form of corticosteroids, ointments and the UV light therapy lamp. Ultraviolet (UV) light delivered in wavelengths of UVB, narrow band UVB and UVA is proven to be effective at controlling outbreaks and improving the bothersome symptoms of eczema.
Light therapy, also referred to as phototherapy, is delivered in a controlled environment such as a doctor’s office with a specialty light therapy lamp or may be prescribed for home use under a doctor’s care. Some patients may notice an improvement in their eczema during the summer, these patients are more likely to respond with positive results from phototherapy. If outbreaks are worse in the winter months for those living in the northern hemisphere, a UV phototherapy lamp can help to control symptoms for these patients.
How Does Phototherapy Help Eczema?
Light is divided into colors, emitted in wavelengths which is measured in nanometers (nm). Ultraviolet light in the UVA spectrum of 315nm to 400nm, and UVB light in the range of 280nm to 315nm, with narrow band UVB at 310nm are proven to successfully treat eczema. UV light therapy brings relief to patients by successfully reducing inflammation and suppressing the overactive immune system.
The narrow band UVB lamp is the most common phototherapy lamp prescribed to treat most types of eczema. The narrow band UVB eczema lamp provides UV radiation in wavelengths which mimic the sun to aid in clearing up eczema symptoms and preventing outbreaks.
Psoralen is a medication used during UVA treatments which helps to prepare the skin to absorb the UV therapy to the optimum level.
LightSources Offers Effective and Cost-Efficient Phototherapy Lamps
LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, design, develop and manufacture some of the most effective and cost-efficient lighting solutions available today. We invest in continual research and development, bringing cutting edge technology in advanced UV lighting solutions to market. Our lamps are used in a multitude of applications around the globe.
Our skilled lighting engineers possess in-depth knowledge of UV lamp manufacturing to obtain the optimum wavelength desired for many germicidal applications. All lamps are not made the same and using the wrong type of lamp could actually damage your skin or worsen conditions. You can count on our years of experience as we understand the technology that goes into manufacturing every lamp.
LightSources and our valued partners offer high-tech lighting solutions that meet the required specifications for successful phototherapy results. Contact us today to speak with an engineer and learn more about our UV phototherapy lamps.