Phototherapy in Erie, Pa

  Narrowband UVB Booth

Narrowband UVB Booth

   PUVA Light treatment

PUVA Light treatment

   UVA light booth

UVA light booth

  • Phototherapy or light therapy, involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet light on a regular basis and under medical supervision. The key to success with light therapy is consistency. It has been approved by the FDA for effective treatment for psoriasis.
  • UVB: Ultraviolet light B (UVB) penetrates the skin and slows the growth of affected skin cells. Treatment involves exposing the skin to an artificial UVB light source for a set length of time on a regular schedule.
  • UVA: Ultraviolet light A (UVA) is present in sunlight. Unlike UVB, UVA requires a light-sensitizing medication called psoralen, which is administered topically or orally. This process, called PUVA, slows down excessive skin cell growth and can clear psoriasis symptoms for varying periods of time.
  • Stable plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, and psoriasis of the palms and soles of the feet are the most responsive to PUVA treatments.
  • Laser: The laser is used for treating chronic, localized psoriasis plaques. Laser treatments use a high-intensity beam of ultraviolet light B (UVB). The laser can target select areas of the skin affected by mild to moderate psoriasis.
  • At Ashley and Kuzma Therapeutics, we also provide a scalp laser to help with those clients who experience these conditions on their scalp.
  • For additional information: National Psoriasis Foundation.