Photo Therapy in Chicago, IL
Photo Therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to help clear plaque psoriasis outbreaks. UV light, like that from natural sunlight, is classified as either UVB or UVA. Your dermatologist will determine which is right for your treatment.
While generally dermatologists will tell you to limit your exposure to UV rays like direct sunlight and tanning beds, the benefits of treating psoriasis often outweigh the potential threat to long-term skin health. Recent studies have shown that UVB lamps has almost no chance of causing skin cancer. Regardless, your dermatologist will monitor your treatments to assure that you are getting the biggest benefit while remaining safe and healthy.