Joint Phototherapy Guidelines Week Three: Combination Therapy with Narrow Band UVB

Last month, the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation released guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy.   Over the next few weeks, we’ll examine the recommendations and share information about the significance for your practice and patients. Week 1: Treating with Narrow Band UVB Week 2: Home […]

AAD & NPF Phototherapy Guidelines Week 2: Home Narrow Band UVB

Last month, the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation released guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy.   Over the next few weeks, we’ll examine the recommendations and share information about the significance for your practice and patients. Week 1: Treating with Narrow Band UVB Week 2: Home Narrow […]

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 […]

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