5 Tips for Beginning Phototherapy

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to begin treating your skin with light and either have your first phototherapy appointment scheduled or a brand new home unit is about to be delivered to your house. But how can you be sure that your treatment is as effective as possible? Consider these tips as you begin your […]

Summer Clothing Tips for Psoriasis Patients

If clothes make the person, summer can be a challenging time for patients with psoriasis.  Between the heat, the sun and less concealing clothes it can be a struggle. Below are some easy tips to help make this time of year a little easier: Cotton Fabrics   Cotton is less likely to irritate the skin or cause […]

Using Phototherapy and Lotions… The Do’s and Don’ts The symptoms of psoriasis can leave the skin dry, scaly, and itchy, and it is natural for patients to want to soothe these symptoms with an over-the-counter lotion. However, when utilizing phototherapy, we recommend a few helpful tips to prevent the lotion from doing more harm than […]

Teenagers, Psoriasis, and Self-Esteem

Being a teenager comes with plenty of struggles and hardships in and of itself. Body changes occur and new experiences present themselves every day; whether social, physical, or mental. As if dealing with all the new challenges and changes wasn’t enough, imagine also having to face a life-changing disease. Many people don’t think of the […]

The Top 10 Most Frequently Searched Psoriasis & Phototherapy Questions

In a review of search analytics, it is clear to see that many psoriasis patients share the same questions.  Here is our list of the top 10 most frequently searched questions about psoriasis and phototherapy… Q: What is phototherapy used to treat? A: Light therapy – or phototherapy – harnesses ultraviolet light for its beneficial and […]

The Top 3 Perks of Treating with Light

Phototherapy is well-documented as being a highly effective treatment for psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis, but did you know there are several other “perks” to using phototherapy?   Based on patient feedback, here are the top three: Safety. Did you know the most common side effect of phototherapy is dry skin and  occasional mild erythema—essentially a […]

The Evolution of Modern Phototherapy

There have been a number of developments in the modern age of phototherapy that have brought new and better ways of treating skin diseases such as psoriasis and vitiligo along with numerous technological advances that have enhanced the safety and effectiveness of those new therapies.  The following are some of the most important advancements and […]

Increasing Patient Adherence to Phototherapy

It is well known that phototherapy is a safe, effective and cost conscience option for treating many dermatologic diseases, but what issues affect patient adherence to the treatment? Some factors that negatively affect adherence to phototherapy treatment include insurance coverage, copays and distance to travel to a clinic. According to a recent study in the […]

Talking Treatment Goals & Managing Expectations

Discussing overall treatment goals with your phototherapy patients can help set realistic expectations and achievable results. Severity of disease, comorbidities, in-office treatment availability, distance from the office and insurance coverage are all important factors that you should discuss with your psoriasis, vitiligo and atopic dermatitis patients when considering phototherapy.  Once a clinical or home phototherapy […]

Think Small to Treat Big

We know you are always on the lookout for better ways to help your psoriasis patients.  Have you ever felt that phototherapy would be a good option but were concerned about treating the patient in a full-body phototherapy cabinet?  The answer may be targeted phototherapy. Targeted, hand-held Narrowband UVB devices are a valuable treatment option […]

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