UVB 311 nm (narrowband) phototherapy is a type of phototherapy that uses only 311-312 nm ultraviolet (UV) light for treatment. It is the most commonly used type of phototherapy. The 311-312 nm UV rays inhibit inflammation and are therefore very suitable for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases. Compared to broad-spectrum (290-320 nm) phototherapy, narrowband UV technology has a lower risk of side effects.
Indications UVB 311 nm (narrowband) phototherapy:
- Atopic dermatitis.
- Flat lichen planus.
- Severe eczema of the hands and feet.
- Vitiligo (whiteheads).
- Polymorphic sun rash (sun allergy).
These are the main diseases that can be successfully treated with narrowband therapy. However, this treatment method is also used for other, less common skin conditions. The treatment method is decided on a case-by-case basis after consultation with a dermatologist.
Specific features of the procedure:
You will feel warmth during the treatment. The duration of the treatment gradually increases (it may take a few seconds to start). The patient must wear protective goggles during the procedure (these are provided before the procedure).
The skin may become red after the treatment or the next day. The skin must be clean before the procedure and must not be covered with creams or ointments. The number of treatments is individual (usually 15-20 treatments).
The Laser Dermatology Centre uses the most advanced Waldman® phototherapy system.
This type of treatment is available in our centres in Vilnius and Klaipėda.
Patients who have already undergone phototherapy (whether at our centre or not) are entitled to a lower price.