As the days grow shorter and the sunlight starts to be missed, phototherapy becomes increasingly important in sustaining vitiligo treatment during the autumn and winter months.
Phototherapy has found a firm position as a frontline treatment against vitiligo and other skin diseases, such as psoriasis.
Within phototherapy, UVB narrow-band (UVB-nb) is a therapy in which the patient’s skin is exposed exclusively to wavelengths of ultraviolet light that have been medically studied and selected as the most beneficial.
UVB-nb phototherapy provides the following benefits in vitiligo treatment:
- It contributes to repigmenting areas affected by vitiligo
- It helps stop it progressingn
- It stimulates melanocyte reserves
- It has fewer side effects than UVA phototherapy, and produces fewer burns
At Abedul Productos Farmacéuticos we market a domestic use UVB-nb phototherapy lamp, which means patients can treat their vitiligo from the comfort of their own home.