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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...

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…

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

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...

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...

Philips UVB Narrowband Lamps

Philips UVB Narrowband lamps are most effective on skin More than 400 independent clinical studies around the world* have shown that Philips UVB Narrowband (TL/01) Phototherapy lamps are the most effective lamps currently available for the treatment of Psoriasis...

What is UVB NarrowBand or UVB311

Narrowband Ultra Violet B Light is a relatively new technology on the vitiligo front. In the past, most doctors have used the PUVA system, which involved the use of Ultra Violet A light exposure and the taking of Psoralen pills. However, side effects for many...

How does UVB light therapy treat your condition?

Our services we offer here at Skin Matters Bristol cover a wide variety of skin conditions that are common across the general public of the UK. Our narrow band light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is the recommended, highly effective treatment that is slowly...

UVB Light Therapy

A Plan To Effectively Treat Psoriasis

About 300 000 Swedes suffer from the difficulty to treat disease, which manifests itself in scaly and often itchy patches on the skin. The reason is that cells divide without restraint as new blood vessels form in the deeper layers of the skin. An important...

Psoriasis in Spring and Summer

7 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions If you're among the vast majority of psoriasis sufferers, you've probably found that your psoriasis symptoms improve in the spring and summer. Doctors believe the improvement comes from increased exposure of your skin to the...

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a chronic disorder that causes depigmentation in patches of skin. It occurs when the melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation which are derived from the neural crest, die or are unable to function. The precise pathogenesis, or cause, of...

Phototherapy

UV light therapy (phototherapy) has been found to be effective for the treatment of skin conditions that are caused by overactive immune cells in the skin, as it reduces their activity. It has become a mainstay for the treatment of psoriasis and other...