Phototherapy is treatment with sunlight or artificial ultraviolet light from special medical devices.
Phototherapy is a modern, effective treatment for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema, lichen planus and vitiligo. During the consultation, depending on the patient’s skin problems, a comprehensive treatment plan is drawn up for that patient only: the appropriate type of phototherapy is prescribed, the number of treatments and the intensity of the treatments are planned.
The ultraviolet rays used for phototherapy are divided into 3 wavelengths: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVA and UVB are used in medicine.
A) According to the wavelength used:
- Broad spectrum UVB phototherapy (280-330 nm).
- Narrow spectrum UVB phototherapy (311-312 nm).
- Narrow spectrum UVA1 phototherapy (340-400 nm).
- PUVA (psoralen + UVA, also known as photochemotherapy).
- Excimer laser phototherapy (308 nm, also known as targeted phototherapy).
- Combined (simultaneous exposure to UVA and UVB).
B) By extent of exposure:
- Whole body skin.
- Localised, e.g. hands, scalp, etc.
Which treatment is most appropriate is decided at the time of concentration.
The Laser Dermatology Centre uses the most advanced Waldman® phototherapy system.
This type of treatment is available at our centres in Vilnius and Klaipėda.
Patients who have already undergone phototherapy (whether in our centre or not) are entitled to a reduced price.