Phototherapy treatment is also known as a light therapy treatment that uses ultraviolet glints to alleviate skin diseases. It’s a cosmetic medical process that needs to be done under the supervision of a dermatologist/ cosmetologist.
What is Light Therapy Treatment or Phototherapy Treatment?
Light Therapy or Phototherapy Treatment Procedure, and How Does it Work?
Light Therapy procedure depends on which areas psoriasis or skin got affected, such as the hands, scalp, or across their whole body under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
The first step of the procedure required one to protect the sensitive skin areas, such as the eyes and genitals, before treatment.
The next step is to expose the treatment area to a recommended dose of phototherapy light (UVA, UVB, PUVA as recommended according to the skin and patient). The intensity and type of light will be recommended by the doctor and can be calibrated (pre-set) on the different kinds of machines that are used.
The space from the unit has to be maintained throughout the treatment, as directed by the doctor and/or according to the light therapy treatment machine instructions. Expose the affected skin to the phototherapy light, as directed. Light therapy may require multiple sessions or to gradually increase the amount of time the skin is exposed to UV light. People usually undergo three to five treatment sessions per week over the course of 2–3 months.
After the procedure is done the skin needs to be given time to heal. People see an improvement in 2–4 weeks, depending on the type of phototherapy. Each person’s skin reacts to phototherapy differently, both in how much improvement they see in their symptoms and in how long those benefits last. The average deduction time is 3–12 months.
It works thrice a week and the improvement of skin may be shown in a week or two. It contains different lighting which helps in the treatment of the skin in a manageable way.
Types of light therapy or phototherapy?
There are a lot of ways to cure the skin with the help of a phototherapy solution. But, the only difference is in the strategies of using a variety of UV( ultraviolet rays) based on the skin condition that is being treated.
What conditions can be treated with phototherapy Treatment?
Is Light Therapy effective?
Light therapy is very effective but nevertheless, it cures the symptoms of the skin and reduces the discomfort. But light therapy treatment doesn’t remedy seasonal impacts in the body.
Who should get light therapy?
Light Therapy Treatment is used only when prescribed by a doctor when other treatments aren’t helping the skin or the irritation does not stride off easily. Consult a dermatologist to check if Light therapy is the right treatment for your skin condition. For many people having psoriasis problems, light therapy has helped the skin get better. However, always consult the doctor to confirm the effectiveness.
Light Therapy Benefits?
Apart from treating your skin troubles, it helps in a good mood. While it can make your skin softer, and shiny, patients were also able to deal better with their mental health, with the biggest example of treating depression as a side benefit.
Phototherapy Side Effects?
It’s a very safe process as the procedure only uses safe wavelengths of UV light under medical supervision, it may sometimes show side effects, such as redness of the skin, etc. only for short time. It is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Other side effects include dehydration, a lot of water loss, and some rhythmic disorders.
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Costs of Phototherapy depend on the therapy the customer is choosing for, but the rates can be up to 15,000-45,000 rupees. It also depends on the skin type of the patient and the number of sittings/sessions that are recommended for an individual.