Phototherapy and Ultraviolet Light Treatment
Texas Dermatology and Laser Specialists provides ultraviolet light and phototherapy treatments for a variety of skin conditions.
What is Phototherapy?
Phototherapy involves the use of light therapy to treat a number of skin problems and diseases, such as psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and pityriasis. Also called ultraviolet light therapy, with phototherapy the absorption of light waves into the skin promotes healing in a number of ways. Used to treat jaundice in newborns, phototherapy is a safe and noninvasive form of therapy with proven effectiveness.
Benefits of Phototherapy
- Repairs damaged tissues
- Stimulates the production of collagen
- Increases circulation and lymphatic flow
- Kills bacteria
- Clears up acne
- Reduces inflammation
- Normalizes skin cell production
- Fights skin infections
- Much more!
Consultations for Phototherapy
Phototherapy is not suitable for all types of patients, including immunosuppressed individuals, those who have had certain types of skin cancer, and some other groups. Our skilled dermatologists can provide a consultation and evaluation to determine if phototherapy is a safe option for you. The amount and frequency of treatment sessions will also be prescribed based on your condition.
If you are considering phototherapy as a treatment option for your skin condition, call or email us to schedule a consultation. We also provide phototherapy treatments for babies and children.
For more information about phototherapy, please browse our patient library.