Light Therapy in Columbia MD
Phototherapy: A promising new, drug-free treatment for chronic skin conditions is available. Dr. Bansal is the only doctor in Howard County with this technology. Using narrow-band ultraviolet-B (UVB) waves, has had great success in keeping skin conditions at bay. It is leading-edge technology that has been available in Europe for about 10 years and is now making its way in the United States.
Narrow-band UVB phototherapy is a highly effective therapy that does not involve any type of medication, so there are no drug-to-drug interactions or medicinal side effects about which to be concerned. This treatment is ideal for patients who are taking multiple medicines and don't want to have interactions or are leery of taking long-term medicines. It is mainly used in the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis and parapsoriasis.
The phototherapy unit is basically a light booth, very similar to a tanning booth, completely enclosed with light bulbs going all the way around. Patients, wearing protective eyewear, stand in the booth for anywhere from one to 15 minutes. Each time a patient comes into the clinic, the amount of exposure is increased by just a few seconds.
Call Dr. Bansal today for a skin consultation!