Many people suffering from eczema are seeking relief from dry itchy patches of skin. Eczema is a skin condition with no known cure, although many treatments are available to control bothersome symptoms. Ointments, corticosteroids, and UV phototherapy lamps are all treatments which improve symptoms and control outbreaks.
A specialty phototherapy lamp delivers ultraviolet (UV) radiation at just the right wavelength for effective light therapy treatment. Phototherapy should be delivered only the advice of a physician in a controlled setting. Some people may be prescribed a phototherapy lamp to take home and use under specific directions. Light therapy is often helpful in controlling symptoms of people who live in the northern hemisphere that experience increased outbreaks during the winter months.
How Does Light Therapy Treat Eczema?
Light is emitted in wavelengths, divided by colors and measured with nanometers (nm). Ultraviolet is broken into UVA, UVB and UVC wavelengths with UVA measuring between 315nm to 400nm and UVB measuring from 280nm to 315nm. The narrow band of UVB light in the range of 310nm is specifically successful at treating eczema symptoms. Narrow band UVB is effective by suppressing the overactive immune system to reduce inflammation and is the most common form of UV light therapy used to treat eczema.
UVA light is also used in conjunction with a medication to improve the skin’s ability to absorb the UVA rays. Psoralen is often prescribed with UVA treatment to reach optimum absorption to improve eczema symptoms.
LightSources Offers UV Light Therapy Lamps
LightSources is a leading manufacturer of UV lamps used in phototherapy lamps to treat a host of medical conditions. Phototherapy is proven effective at relieving symptoms of eczema, acne, vitiligo, psoriasis and other conditions such as depression. Be sure to work with a reputable phototherapy lamp supplier to ensure the right amount of UVA, UVB or UVC exposure.
Using fluorescent lamps which are not designed to treat specific medications can make conditions worse and not produce the desired effect. LightSources offers phototherapy lamps designed by skilled lamp engineers who understand the technology behind UV lamp radiation. We provide specialty lamps with custom phosphor blends to reach the maximum UV output for your specifications.
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.