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Phototherapy for Leucoderma

What is Phototherapy?

Phototherapy literally means treatment with light and is preferred choice of treatment amongst physicians worldwide to treat leucoderma. In fact, narrow band UVB is now considered gold standard treatment with extremely high rates of success for leucoderma or vitiligo. It is extremely safe and has no side effects which are usually present with oral medications.

What is Vitiligo or Leucoderma?

Vitiligo or leucoderma is a condition where there is depigmentation of some parts of the skin. It happens when cells that produce melanin are unable to function and there is loss of skin color. The skin color is lost in blotches. The condition is not contagious but can be extremely stressful because of change in appearance. Unfortunately, it can affect anyone of any age group and any gender.

How does phototherapy treat leucoderma?

Phototherapy uses ultraviolet light to slow down the rapid growth of skin cells when there is overgrowth happening because of disease process. Also it causes repigmentation in the area and thus bringing normal color back to the affected skin.

What all conditions can be treated with Phototherapy?

Following conditions can be successfully treated with :

  • Vitiligo – A condition where there is loss of skin pigmentation leading to white colored blotches on the skin.
  • Tinea versicolor – Fungal infection of the skin which can cause affected area of skin to turn into a different color. It can worsen in hot and humid weather.
  • Postinflammatory hypopigmentation – This is a condition with loss of skin color after it is healing from an injury such as burn, cut, or surgery.
  • Lichen sclerosus – It is an uncommon condition which can cause patchy, white skin which is thinner as compared to the normal skin.
  • Halo nevus – A halo nevus is a mole with a white ring or “halo” surrounding it.

How is the procedure performed?

The light bulbs release ultraviolet light which is administered to the affected area while protecting rest of the skin for a particular length of time on a regular schedule. Sometimes it can be combined with topical medications to enhance the efficacy. The treatment does not have any side effects and the patient can get back to routine activities immediately after the session has completed.

What should I expect after the Phototherapy Procedure?

  • Phototherapy requires time and consistency. The treatment does not have any side effects and is extremely safe.
  • There might be some pink tinge or redness of the area immediately after the Phototherapy session, but the patients do not require recovery period and can get back to their normal routine immediately.
  • Post-procedural instructions should be followed religiously.

What are the advantages of Phototherapy Procedure?

  • Phototherapy is extremely safe. It can even be used in children.
  • It has high success rates with complete elimination of white patches in most of the patients.
  • It does not require any downtime and the patients can get back to routine activities immediately after the phototherapy session.
  • It does not hurt at all.
  • Phototherapy does not have any side effects which is usually the case with oral medications.

Is Phototherapy painful?

No, phototherapy does not hurt at all.

Why should I choose Skin Alive for treatment?

  • Skin Alive has been felicitated with the award of “Best Medical Spa in India” by the very prestigious Vogue magazine. This honor makes us extremely happy and at the same time encourages us to provide only the best to our clients.
  • Hygiene and Safety: We at Skin Alive adhere to International Quality Standards with highest degree of hygiene and safety norms.
  • Tailor-made Treatment Plans: Customized treatment options as per client requirements are rendered with unmatched precision.
  • World Class Technology & Highly Qualified Team: At Skin Alive, we take pride in our highly qualified team constituting of superspecialist doctors, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, laser technicians, skin care therapists, lipologists, dietitians, and support staff. The team which has handpicked professionals undergoes intensive world class training on latest technology and is routinely updated to be able to provide experience that is class apart.
  • Minimal bruising and Quick Recovery: Our meticulously devised techniques result in minimal to no bruising and fastest possible recovery for our clients.
  • Long-Term Overall Well Being: We believe in treating the clients not only for a particular condition but counseling them about their overall well being and steps to prevent recurrence of the condition.

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