UVB Narrowband Phototherapy
Phototherapy is using the benefits of the sun to treat skin diseases like Psoriasis and Vitiligo, thus greatly improving patient’s life conditions.
The treatment consists in exposing the skin to specific UltraViolet rays the “narrow spectrum” 311 Nm UVB.
These are the most effective ones for the treatment of skin diseases and also the least harmful.
Recently, this UVB phototherapy is gaining ground, supplanting the “traditional” PUVA-therapy because far more effective and much less constraining.
Previously, the UVB treatments were only clinically performed but are now prescribed and proposed at home, thanks to the UVB Lamps.
Narrow Band 911 Nm UVB phototherapy has consistently achieved over 90% repigmentation within a year for most patients.
For an effective cure, start with very short exposure periods of 30 seconds maximum per area per day during up to 7 days (as prescribed by your doctor), then, according to the results, keep or increase gradually the exposure time up to 60 seconds maximum per area per day: goal is to find the minimum daily exposure time needed to solve the skin disease.
As already stressed: treatment by short exposures on a regular basis give the best results.
The treatment should never exceed 2 weeks uninterrupted, then stop during 1 week and start again this cycle.
Treat only the areas impacted by Vitiligo.
Indeed, easier to put in place, they have only advantages:
– home treatment (no more displacements)
– no photosensitizing agents (such as psoralens)
– focuses only on the affected areas (contrary to the UV cabins where all the skin receives UV).
– transportable device (vacations, week ends…)
BENEFITS OF OUR LAMPS AND UV B TREATMENT.
> SAVE MONEY !
Buying a lamp will save you a lot of money as it proves to be less expensive compared to cabin UV treatments that are hardly refunded and limited in numbers by Social Care.
> STAY AT HOME !
This treatment can be done at home when you want and at your rhythm.
No need to go to the clinic or to your dermatologist to make UV in cabins. No more wasted time in car, mileage or money for gas.
Young and old people not / no more driving or depending on public transportation can do their own treatment at home.
No more appointments to schedule in advance or endless phone calls to book them !
> NO MORE CONSTRAINTS !
UV B treatment is done without taking any photosensitive agent (like psoralens), therefore no reminders or treatments missed.
End of digestive troubles, headhaches and interdiction to expose your body to the sun for 24 hours…
> SAVE TIME !
UV B treatment needs less exposure time compared to UV A.
The UV B rays penetrate exactly at the relevant skin depth and are much more effective than UV A for the treatment of Psoriasis and Vitiligo.
> INTELLIGENT AND TARGETED TREATMENT !
With our lamps, only the areas to be treated are exposed to UV.
The treatment will illuminate only the parts that are impacted by Psoriasis or Vitiligo, unlike cabin treatments in which all your body takes UV, even where not needed.
UV B at 311 nanometer wavelength (311 nm narrow band) is the most adapted treatment for Psoriasis and Vitiligo: your skin takes only UV B (exit the A and C) and only the wavelength useful for the treatment.
> SECURITY !
The lamp itself and the UV B tube have CE marking and are cerified CE (EC). Warranty is 1 year. Safety full anti-UV goggles are included whatever product bought.
We use “Philips” UV B tubes in all our products. Philips is the most worldwide recognized brand in this industry for treatment of these skin diseases.
The narrow UV B spectrum at 311 nm limits the risks of sunstroke / skin problems compared to full UV, full UV A or full UV B spectrums.
Thus, UV B at 311 nm do not limit your sun capital as much as UV A and are much less harmful than the latter which pose the most problem for premature ageing of the skin.
> COMPATIBLE WITH OTHER TREATMENTS IN PROGRESS !
Any local treatment based on creams, ointment, oils… can be continued.
Just proceed with UV exposure before applying any local treatment like a cream as it can stop penetration of the rays.
> EASY TO USE:
All our lamps are delivered with a ONE PAGE quick-start guide to read to be able to start your treatment as quickly as possible.
The full manual is also included.
The lifetime of the tube is several thousands of hours, so much more than necessary to any treatment.
Tubes of replacement are sold exclusively to our customers if those inopportunely broke the tube by making it fall.
> QUICK DELIVERY:
All our products are in stock. We dispatch the next business day if your order is paid before midday.
Fast delivery is guaranteed in Europe and is quick for rest of the world. Few days can sometimes apply for treatment by local customs outside European Union.
3 copies of customs declaration and invoice are included in any shipment outside the Euopean Union.
All our lamps are delivered in a white hard-bound sealed parcel, without any indication of its content, therefore non identifiable by anyone from the post office employees to roommates or any person receiving the parcel for you.
– 1 x STANDARD (= NO TIMER) Hand Held Lamp with a Philips Narrow Band UVB 311 nm bulb (type: PL-S 9W/01/2P – CE Certificate).
– 1 x Protective Comb (to treat the scalp and to protect from skin contact).
– 1 x Pair of protective glasses (against all UV A / UV B).
– 1 x Power Adapter 220-240V / 50-60Hz with standard European 2 round pins plug type only. UK type customers must use an EU to UK plug adaptor.
– 1 x Full paper User Guide in ENGLISH.