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Delays in Vitiligo Treatments: What COVID Lock Downs Revealed

Posted on: June 21, 2021

While the COVID-related lockdowns forced many inside, it also meant that a strong majority of vitiligo patients had to pause their treatments, thus resulting in regression of their condition.  A new study led by Xinya Xu, MD, Ph.D., of Fudan … Read More

Medications that increase photo-sensitivity (an increased risk of sunburn)*

Posted on: July 7, 2020

Some medications carry a side effect that increases photo-sensitivity. This causes an increased likelihood of sunburn when exposed to UVA and UVB rays. Not every patient will notice phototoxic effects, while others may see these results more severely. It is … Read More

Joint Phototherapy Guidelines Week 7: Summary

Posted on: November 27, 2019

Recently, the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation released guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy.   Over the last few weeks, we’ve examined the recommendations in depth.   Week 1: Treating with … Read More

Joint Phototherapy Guidelines Week 6: PUVA Overview, Risks and Recommendations

Posted on: November 27, 2019

Recently, the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation released guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy.   Over the next few weeks, we’ll examine the recommendations and share information about the significance for … Read More

Joint Phototherapy Guidelines Week 5: Broadband UVB Overview, Risks and Recommendations

Posted on: November 14, 2019

Recently, the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation released guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy.   Over the next few weeks, we’ll examine the recommendations and share information about the significance for … Read More

Joint Phototherapy Guidelines Week Four: Risks of Narrow Band UVB

Posted on: November 8, 2019

Last month, the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation released guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy.   Over the next few weeks, we’ll examine the recommendations and share information about the significance … Read More

Joint Phototherapy Guidelines Week Three: Combination Therapy with Narrow Band UVB

Posted on: October 31, 2019

Last month, the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation released guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy.   Over the next few weeks, we’ll examine the recommendations and share information about the significance … Read More

AAD & NPF Phototherapy Guidelines Week 2: Home Narrow Band UVB

Posted on: October 22, 2019

Last month, the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation released guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy.   Over the next few weeks, we’ll examine the recommendations and share information about the significance … Read More

AAD & NPF Release Joint Phototherapy Guidelines

Posted on: October 16, 2019

Last month, the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation released guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy. Developed jointly by the AAD and the NPF, the guidelines provide an “in-depth, evidence-based discussion … Read More

5 Tips for Beginning Phototherapy

Posted on: July 26, 2019

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to begin treating your skin with light and either have your first phototherapy appointment scheduled or a brand new home unit is about to be delivered to your house. But how can you be sure … Read More