Phototherapy, also called light therapy, is using specialty UV lamps to treat various health conditions. Phototherapy is proven to be a very effective treatment of several medical ailments such as various skin conditions, mood disorders and even diabetes. Skin conditions which benefit from phototherapy lamps included acne, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and jaundice.
Light Therapy Lamps Help Skin Disorders
Phototherapy lamps are endorsed by the National Psoriasis Foundation when use under the care of a physician. UV light emissions in the UVB range deliver effective psoriasis treatment by reducing inflammation and slowing down the production of new skin cells which promotes healing. UV lamps kill bacteria and reduce itchy and inflamed skin for patients suffering with acne and eczema.
Phototherapy Lamps Effectively Treat Jaundice
Jaundice occurs when the liver cannot effectively break down toxins in the body and is most common in newborn babies. Phototherapy lamps for jaundice are sometimes referred to as bili lights as they help the liver to break down bilirubin which nurtures the liver into a functioning state.
Light Therapy Improves Diabetes
Light therapy helps people suffering with diabetes by promoting healing of wounds and killing bacteria to fight infection. UV light is also proven to treat diabetic retinopathy which is a serious eye condition that can lead to blindness. Patients that have had diabetes for over 20 years are more susceptible to diabetic retinopathy which damages the retina in 80% of these long-term patients. If treated early, light therapy can lessen the progression of diabetic retinopathy in 90% of all cases.
Phototherapy Improves Mood Disorders
Phototherapy is proven to improve mood disorders and depression such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD affects many people in the northern hemisphere when daylight hours are reduced during the winter months. Light therapy is proven to help treat this condition with patients feeling better typically within one week of consistent treatment.
LightSources Offers Phototherapy Lamp Solutions
LightSources offers skilled engineers with in-depth knowledge of UV lamps and UVC germicidal solutions. We design, engineer and manufacture UV lamps used in phototherapy applications as well as germicidal solutions such as UV air purification and water sterilization. We understand how to harness the power of UV radiation with specialty phosphor blends and lamp components designed to emit precisely the right wavelength for any UV application.
The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of high-tech fluorescent and UV lamps found in a multitude of applications worldwide. We offer the widest selection of standard lamps as well as custom designed solutions to meet your specific requirements. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our proven UV phototherapy lamp solutions.