What is full body phototherapy?
Full body phototherapy is performed in a phototherapy booth where your entire body is exposed to narrowband ultraviolet B based light. This allows your entire body to be treated at once.
How often do you need to come in?
Once you have been prescribed phototherapy medically, you will need to come in 1 to 3 times per week. Typically, phototherapy is started at three times per week but then it may be decreased as your condition starts to improve.
When are we open?
OOur phototherapy booths are open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 7 pm and Saturday’s from 7:30 am to 11:30 am.
What skin conditions may be treated with phototherapy?
Phototherapy can successfully treat the entire body when a skin condition is widespread such as:
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
What to expect?
Once you have been medically cleared to get phototherapy, you will be given an orientation with the booth. The treatment can range from a few seconds to several minutes
What will you need to bring to your visit?
- Comfortable clothing: You will need to remove your clothes for the treatment so make sure your clothes are easy to take off and put back on
- Goggles: We take eye protection seriously and we will provide you with goggles if you do not have UV protective goggles
Hand and Foot Phototherapy
We also offer phototherapy directed at the hands and feet for those that have conditions that affect only the hands and feet. Come see us for a consultation to see if hand and foot phototherapy is right for you.
Excimer Laser Phototherapy
What is an Excimer laser?
The Excimer laser delivers energy at 308 nm, which is in the narrowband ultraviolet B spectrum.
What diseases does the Excimer laser treat?
The Excimer laser may be used to treat conditions that respond to ultraviolet B therapy such as:
- Psoriasis: focal area of disease or scalp psoriasis
- Vitiligo: focal area of disease
What are the benefits of Excimer phototherapy over full body phototherapy?
The Excimer laser delivers the ultraviolet B light in a more focused and powerful manner. This allows for the treatment areas to receive more energy without exposing the unaffected areas of the body. We use the Excimer at the Sacramento clinic to treat psoriasis and vitiligo that are more focused in one area. For example psoriasis or vitiligo that only affects one area of the body would be suitable for treatment. Learn how the Excimer laser is different from phototherapy below.
How would you know if the Excimer laser is right for you?
Please visit us for a medical visit and our practitioners can determine if the Excimer laser is a good treatment option for you.
Excimer Laser vs Phototherapy Booth
Excimer Laser Phototherapy
Focused and more powerful
Treat large areas of the body quickly
When is it good?
How many times a week?
Two times a week
Three times a week