Home Treatment for Morphoea
Morphoea is characterised by an area of inflammation and fibrosis (thickening and hardening) of the skin due to increased collagen deposition. It is also known as localised scleroderma. The term ‘scleroderma’ covers various types of morphoea and systemic sclerosis skin conditions. Scleroderma is the name for a range of conditions that affect your immune system (autoimmune conditions) and can cause hard, thickened areas of skin and sometimes problems with muscles, bones, internal organs and blood vessels.
Morphoea is rare and is estimated to have an incidence of 1–3 per 100,000 children. It is three times more common in females compared to males and often begins in childhood. Up to 40% of patients with severe forms of morphoea have a personal or family history of autoimmune disease (eg, thyroid disease, vitiligo) or rheumatologic disease (eg, rheumatoid arthritis).
It’s thought scleroderma occurs because part of the immune system has become overactive and out of control. This leads to cells in the connective tissue producing too much collagen, causing scarring and thickening (fibrosis) of the tissue. UVB Narrowband phototherapy has been widely recognised as a highly effective treatment for various skin conditions, including Morphoea. Our lamps emit a specific wavelength of ultraviolet light (311-312 nm) that has shown exceptional results in reducing inflammation, improving skin texture, and minimizing the appearance of lesions associated with Morphoea.
Exactly how the skin is affected depends on the type of localised scleroderma. There are 2 main types, called plaque and linear morphoea.
- most common in grown adults
- causes 1 or more discoloured oval patches on the skin, which may be shiny and hairless
- can appear anywhere on the body
- causes thickened skin in lines – mostly along the arms and legs, but also on the forehead and scalp
- can affect underlying bone and muscle, causing internal pain
- it can cause permanent problems, such as shortened limbs or vision troubles
Why choose UVB Light Therapy?
Our UVB Narrowband lamps are meticulously designed and manufactured to meet medical-grade standards. They are developed with cutting-edge technology, ensuring accurate and consistent dosage delivery to the affected areas. Our lamps are trusted and recommended by healthcare professionals for their reliability and efficacy.
Treating Morphoea with our UVB Narrowband lamps is safe and convenient. They are designed for home use, allowing you to undergo therapy at your convenience. The lamps are user-friendly and equipped with safety features to ensure optimal treatment while minimising the risk of overexposure.
We provide comprehensive guidance and support throughout your treatment journey. Our team of experts is available to answer your questions, provide instructions, and offer personalised advice on the proper use of the UVB Narrowband lamps. We are committed to your well-being and strive to make your treatment experience as seamless as possible.
By incorporating UVB Narrowband phototherapy into your Morphoea treatment regimen, you can potentially experience significant improvements in your condition. Reducing inflammation, softening skin texture, and minimizing the appearance of lesions can lead to enhanced self-confidence and an improved quality of life.
Our range of UVB narrowband lamps are manufactured to suit your needs for your skin, treating Morphoea conditions with upmost efficiency. Made by Phillips, these UVB lamps are effective for clearing up both mild and severe cases of Morphoea, with those suffering from a chronic disease paying no VAT on our products (20% off). All our UVB light therapy units are manufactured in England and fitted with genuine, Philips brand narrowband lamps. Only Philips UVB lamps are used in hospitals worldwide, so you can be rest assured that you are receiving only the best and professionally proven UVB technology (always check that the unit contains Philips Lamps). These UVB tubes are the only certified tube in the UK for the treatment of vitiligo, strongly recommended by doctors and dermatologists worldwide who use these themselves.
Contact us today to learn more about our UVB Narrowband lamps and how they can benefit your Morphoea treatment. Our team is ready to assist you in finding the right solution for your needs. Don’t let Morphoea hold you back—unlock the potential of UVB Narrowband phototherapy and regain control of your skin health.
No VAT To Pay
Here at Skin Matters Bristol, we do not charge VAT for those who suffer with chronic conditions. A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time. The term chronic is often applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months.
No vat to pay for anyone with a chronic condition
What are the key benefits of these UVB Light units?
- UV light reduces inflammation and slows the production of skin cells, so by having these units in the comfort of your own home, you can access these machines freely when you choose fit, rather than relying on NHS appointments in and around working hours.
- The treatment is usually given three times a week, not affecting your home environment through easy storage options available.
- You can expect to see results in as quickly as 2-4 weeks, but it depends how your skin reacts to the UVB rays. On average, it can take 6-8 weeks to see vast improvements in your condition using these units 3 or 4 times a week following instructions.
- An estimated 85 percent of people using narrow-band UVB therapy, which is the most common type, will develop clear skin. This will last for at least 6 months.
- Light therapy can treat plaque, palmoplantar, nail, and scalp psoriasis. So no matter where the skin condition is on your body, you can access these machines from your own home in complete privacy.
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