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Patient Information Leaflets (PILs)

PHOTOTHERAPY

What is phototherapy?

The term phototherapy is a form of treatment where fluorescent light bulbs are used to treat skin conditions. Natural sunlight has been known to be beneficial in certain skin disorders for thousands of years, and it is the ultraviolet part of the radiation produced by the sun that is used in phototherapy, in particular the ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) wavelengths of light.

Our phototherapy leaflets

We have produced four leaflets which focus on different types of phototherapy:

NB-UVB: /patient-information-leaflets/nb-uvb-phototherapy

Oral PUVA: /patient-information-leaflets/oral-puva-phototherapy

Topical PUVA: /patient-information-leaflets/topical-puva-phototherapy

UVA1: /patient-information-leaflets/uva1-phototherapy

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