Phototherapy is also referred to as light therapy and is proven to be successful treating many medical conditions. Ultraviolet (UV) lamps are prescribed to patients with various ailments including many skin conditions such as acne, eczema, jaundice, vitiligo and psoriasis. Light therapy is also used to treat mood disorders such as sleep disorders, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and depression.
It is important to receive phototherapy under the care of a physician and to use the right type of phototherapy lamp. Not all lamps are made the same and the right type of UV emission is necessary to provide the proper treatment for health conditions. Using the wrong type of lamp could even make symptoms worse. The right type of phototherapy lamp used under the care of a physician is proven to provide relief to many patients suffering from these many conditions.
UVA and UVB Phototherapy Lamps Treat Psoriasis
Ultraviolet radiation is measured by wavelengths and divided into three categories of UVA, UVB and UVC light. Ultraviolet emissions in the UVB range is used to treat psoriasis and is helpful in slowing down cell production of new skin, which allows skin cells to heal. UVA light therapy may also be helpful although must be prescribed with a medication called psoralen which helps the skin to absorb the UVA emissions. This treatment is referred to as PUVA treatment for psoriasis. Psoriasis patients may expect to see relief from phototherapy in as little as a few weeks to a few months.
LightSources Offers Quality Phototherapy Lamps
The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of high quality, high tech lamps and lighting solutions. Our highly skilled engineers possess in-depth knowledge of lamp design, construction and UV radiation. We offer a wide selection of UV phototherapy lamps, UVC germicidal lamps and offer custom design solutions to meet specific requirements.
The LightSources group is a recognized leader in UV and fluorescent lamp solutions, offering patented products designed with cutting edge technology. We design, engineer and manufacture UV phototherapy lamps for effective medical treatment. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn more about our vast product line and custom designed solutions.