Narrow band UVB light treatment uses the optimal part of the UVB light spectrum which slows growth of psoriasis lesions or re-pigmentation of one's natural skin coloring.
Exposure time of narrowband UVB lamps can be longer than with traditional broadband UVB yielding more effective results. Recent studies have shown 75% clearing (PASI 75) with narrowband UVB.
Erythemal response (similar to sunburn) is nearly eliminated with narrowband UVB light.
Risks and side effects of other treatments such as systemic drugs have not been found with narrowband UVB light therapy.
NB-UVB therapeutic advantages for your skin condition
Psoriasis - Narrowband UVB light treatment provide faster clearing, less sun burning, and more complete disease resolution than traditional UVB and is much safer than biologics.
Vitiligo - Narrowband UVB lights are proving to be very useful in the treatment of Vitiligo. Narrowband UVB light treatment is replacing traditional PUVA phototherapy treatment. UVB narrowband lamps for vitiligo require no photo-sensitizing agents.
Northeast Dermatology Associates offers treatment for eczema, shingles, psoriasis, melanoma, warts, acne, and more, as well as CoolSculpting®, liposuction, BOTOX®, Kybella, laser hair removal, lip fillers, and other injectables, like Radiesse®, Restylane®, Belotero®, and Juvederm® (including Voluma®), for women and men in Portsmouth, Dover, and Manchester, NH; Boston, Gloucester, and Beverly, MA; York, ME; and surrounding areas.