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Phototherapy in Indore

Dr. Nilesh Dehariya, Senior Laser Proctologist
Dr. Nilesh Dehariya
Senior Laser Proctologist in Indore

Phototherapy at Intimate Clinic Indore

Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, is a medical treatment that involves exposure to specific wavelengths of light to treat various conditions. It is commonly used in dermatology for treating skin disorders, but it can also be applied in other medical fields. Here are some key aspects of phototherapy:

 

1. Dermatological Applications:

  • Psoriasis: Phototherapy, particularly using UVB light, is a common treatment for psoriasis. Controlled exposure to UVB light can help reduce skin inflammation and slow down the rapid growth of skin cells.

  • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis): Light therapy can be used to alleviate symptoms of eczema, especially when other treatments have not been effective.

  • Vitiligo: Phototherapy, often using narrowband UVB light, is employed to stimulate repigmentation in areas affected by vitiligo.

2. Other Medical Applications:

  • Jaundice in Newborns: Phototherapy is commonly used to treat jaundice in newborns. Exposure to certain wavelengths of light helps break down bilirubin, a substance responsible for jaundice.

  • Mood Disorders (Seasonal Affective Disorder): Light therapy is sometimes used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and other mood disorders. Exposure to bright light mimics natural sunlight and can help regulate the body’s internal clock.

  • Sleep Disorders: Light therapy can be used to regulate circadian rhythms and treat certain sleep disorders, such as insomnia and jet lag.

3. How Phototherapy Works:

  • Phototherapy works by exposing the skin or other body tissues to specific wavelengths of light, often in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum. This exposure can have various effects, such as reducing inflammation, promoting healing, or influencing the body’s circadian rhythm.

4. Types of Phototherapy:

  • Ultraviolet B (UVB) Therapy: This is a common form of phototherapy used in dermatology for conditions like psoriasis.

  • Narrowband UVB Therapy: A more targeted form of UVB therapy that emits a specific range of wavelengths.

  • Ultraviolet A (UVA) Therapy: Often used in combination with psoralen (PUVA), a light-sensitizing medication, for certain skin conditions.

  • Bright Light Therapy: Involves exposure to bright artificial light, often used for mood disorders.

It’s important to note that phototherapy should be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional, as improper use can have adverse effects. The specific type of phototherapy and its duration will depend on the condition being treated and individual patient factors.

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