What Is Phototherapy

Phototherapy is the use of light to treat skin conditions in a safe and controlled manner. We treat a lot of skin issues in the office. Medical professionals supervise all treatments.

Narrowband UVB is a highly specific wavelength of light that treats skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, chronic itching, and others. Our providers recommend two to three treatments per week. Treatment is quick and painless.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT or “blue light therapy”) utilizes the application of a chemical called Levulan to sun damaged skin and precancers in the office. The chemical incubates on the skin for a short amount of time. Precancerous cells absorb the Levulan. A blue light shines on the skin for a short time, which activates the chemical. The combination of the light and chemical destroys the sun damaged, precancerous cells. You should avoid sun exposure for 48 hours after treatment. Treatment may cause mild to moderate redness and crusting that should clear up in a few days. Multiple treatments may be needed for best results.

XTRAC Laser 
Unlike conventional light therapies, the XTRAC excimer laser delivers a highly targeted therapeutic beam of UVB light to areas of the skin affected by psoriasis without harming the surrounding skin so you can live clear and free.

  • Effective treatment — symptoms reduced generally in 10-12 treatment sessions
  • Long-lasting relief — typically several months free of symptoms
  • Painless and quick treatments
  • Relief without messy creams and daily skin care regimen
  • Covered by most major insurance companies, available by Rx

Results may vary, talk to your doctor about the right treatment protocol for you.