Psoriasis Treatment: Phototherapy
Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, entails the exposure of ultraviolet light to the skin regularly by a medical professional. Most people with psoriasis get the treatment in their doctor’s office, whereas some have a phototherapy unit in their home.
Being consistent with phototherapy treatments is imperative to getting results fast. What you may not realize is that phototherapy or light therapy is, in fact, artificial sunlight therapy. According to National Psoriasis Foundation, however, tanning beds do not offer the same benefits. As a matter of fact, the use of indoor tanning beds increases the risk of skin cancer drastically.
Types of Phototherapy
There are only two kinds of phototherapy: Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB).