Phototherapy / Photodynamic Therapy
Photo Therapy/Photo Dynamic
We offer both topical PUVA and Narrowband UVB therapies in our office.
Topical PUVA provides a treatment option for those with chronic, refractory hand-foot dermatoses such as psoriasis, dyshidrotic eczema, and contact dermatitis. Narrowband UVB provides specialized treatment for those with psoriasis, vitiligo, polymorphous eruption of pregnancy (PUPP), pruritus (chronic generalized itching), contact and atopic dermatitis, and cutaneous T cell lymphoma, among other conditions.
Our office offers photodynamic Blu-U (www.dusapharma.com) therapy for the treatment of actinic keratoses (precancerous skin lesions), acne vulgaris, hidradenitis supprativa, and photodamage. Performed in our office, the procedure is a blue light-based treatment which involves the application of a light-sensitizing chemical, followed by an incubation period and subsequent Blu-U light treatment. For many acne patients, the Blu-U light treatment alone may provide improvement.