I'm a professional and
|0 people have tried Phototherapy||0 people have prescribed Phototherapy|
Effect of Phototherapy on Psoriasis
Exposure to light can suppress the immune system (activated T cells) in the skin, thus reducing inflammation and slowing the rapid growth of skin cells, two common symptoms of psoriasis. Phototherapy...
Read more about Psoriasis and Phototherapy.
Reasons for Procedure
Skin conditions that are treated with phototherapy include:
- Psoriasis —a skin disorder that causes red, silvery, scaly patches on the skin
- Atopic dermatitis —eczema (itchy, red skin condition) or dermatitis due to allergies
- Mycosis fugoides (cutaneous T-cell lymphoma)—a type of lymphoma confined to the skin
- Vitiligo —a skin disorder where normal skin pigment is lost due to destruction of pigment-producing cells by the immune system
© 2009 Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.