Vitiligo: Understanding the Symptoms and Causes

Vitiligo: Understanding the Symptoms and Causes

Vitiligo is a skin condition that can cause your skin to lose its colour. Smoother white areas (called patches if they are 5mm or larger and macules if they are less than 5mm) will appear on someone’s skin. If someone has vitiligo on a place that is populated by hair,...
What is Eczema and How Can Phototherapy Help?

What is Eczema and How Can Phototherapy Help?

Eczema, treated with phototherapy, is an inflammatory condition of the skin that causes dryness, scaly patches, itchiness, skin infections and blisters. Itchy skin is the most common symptom associated with eczema. It can begin during a person’s childhood,...
Sunbeds won’t help your skin! Here’s why…

Sunbeds won’t help your skin! Here’s why…

We at Skin Matters Bristol understand the importance of image. Especially in a social media dominated society, particularly for younger audiences, appearance is the main focus for many of us. If we don’t look up to scratch on the surface, we feel the same inside....
Philips Phototherapy

Philips Phototherapy

Light therapy or Philips phototherapy, involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet light on a regular basis and under medical supervision. Narrowband UVB phototherapy has become the treatment of choice for psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis (eczema) and other photo...
Philips Narrowband Lamps

Philips Narrowband Lamps

Philips Narrowband Lamps, Information re Philips Lamps. After 1000 hours of use the performance of the Lamps decline by only 15% and after 2000 hours the decline is 20%. They do not need to be replaced as the treatment time is very short, the life span of the Lamps is...