Phototherapy is using light to provide a therapeutic treatment and is proven to be highly effective at treating and curing many medical conditions. Light therapy is used worldwide to help patients suffering from a host of various ailments. It is important to know which type of light works best for specific conditions, as the wrong lighting may not help at all or could worsen some conditions.
Working with your doctor and respected lighting and phototherapy lamp providers can provide assurance that you are receiving the right type of treatment for your condition.
Phototherapy Successfully Treats Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions
The National Psoriasis Foundation endorses the uses of phototherapy to treat psoriasis when under a doctor’s care. Indoor tanning beds do not provide the same effective wavelength of UV light to treat psoriasis and can further damage skin. It is important to use the right type of phototherapy lamps when treating psoriasis.
UVB light is effective in treating psoriasis by slowing down the production of new skin cells which allows the skin to heal. Patients may be sent home with a special phototherapy lamp which emits the proper amount of UVB rays.
Light therapy is also highly effective at treating other skin conditions such as eczema, acne, vitiligo and jaundice.
Light Therapy for Jaundice Treatment
UV light is used in hospitals in the newborn unit to treat jaundice in newborn babies. Jaundice occurs when the liver does not break down toxins like a fully developed or well-functioning liver would. UV light effectively breaks down bilirubin in the blood which is why these lamps are often referred to as ‘bili’ lights. Phototherapy lamps used to treat jaundice may even be sent home with new parents to help nurture their baby’s liver to a healthy state.
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