Sunbeds For Psoriasis: Harnessing the Power of UVB

by | Nov 6, 2023

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing discomfort, pain, and self-esteem challenges.


While there is no cure for psoriasis, various treatments aim to manage its symptoms effectively. One promising therapy that has gained recognition in recent years is the use of UVB sunbeds.

UVB lamps for psoriasis are doctor-approved, proving to be the most effective form of treatment for this specific condition. UVB light therapy at home is not only the most comfortable form of curing your skin, but with this UVB narrowband lamp technology, you can expect to see your skin clear up in a matter of weeks, 6-8 weeks is the average time.

Let’s explore how UVB sunbeds can be a valuable tool in the fight against psoriasis.


Understanding Psoriasis

Before diving into the benefits of UVB sunbeds, let’s briefly understand psoriasis. This autoimmune disorder accelerates the skin cell renewal process, causing a buildup of skin cells on the surface. The result is often red, scaly patches that can be itchy and painful. Psoriasis can affect any part of the body, and its severity varies from person to person.

Throughout the UK, many people suffer from underlying or severe conditions with their skin. These can be extremely irritating, life consuming and stressful to deal with day-to-day. In fact, just from Psoriasis alone, 2% of the world’s population suffer from it, effecting hundreds of millions across the globe. This is why Skin Matters Bristol are here to help the public by providing UVB narrowband light therapy from your very own home. We offer a wide range of UVB narrowband phototherapy units, all of which we can deliver across the whole of the UK.


The Role of UVB Light

Ultraviolet B (UVB) light is a portion of sunlight that has been proven effective in treating psoriasis. UVB light works by slowing down the excessive growth of skin cells and reducing inflammation. While natural sunlight contains UVB, its intensity and consistency can vary greatly, making it less reliable as a treatment option.

Psoriasis light treatment acts the same as a psoriasis sunbed, targeting specific parts of the body, or the whole skin if needs be. We understand that different patients require different needs from our machines, hence our wide range of products and flexibility. Psoriasis light therapy at home is a common solution that thousands of patients have trusted, with incredible results off the back of using our products.

9 Lamp UVB Narrowband Phototherapy Unit – Fitted with 4 x 6ft Philips TL100W/01 UVB (17%) Narrowband Lamps (311 NM) and 5 x 6ft High UVB (3.4%) Lamps

Handheld UVB Narrowband

24 Lamp Vertical light Unit – Fitted with 12 x 6ft Philips TL 100W/01 UVB (17%) Narrowband Lamps (311 NM) and 12 x 6ft high UVB (3.4%) Lamps


The Advantages of UVB Sunbeds

This is where UVB sunbeds come into play. Here are some of the reasons why they are considered a valuable resource in psoriasis treatment:


  1. Controlled Exposure

UVB sunbeds provide controlled exposure to UVB light, ensuring consistent and targeted treatment. Dermatologists can adjust the intensity and duration of UVB exposure based on the patient’s specific needs, making it a tailored treatment option.


  1. Convenience

Unlike relying on natural sunlight, UVB sunbeds offer convenience and accessibility. Patients can schedule treatments at their convenience, eliminating the need to wait for a sunny day or travel to a specific location for treatment.


  1. Increased Effectiveness

UVB sunbeds emit the specific wavelengths of UVB light that are most effective for treating psoriasis. This targeted approach increases the therapy’s effectiveness in slowing down skin cell growth and reducing symptoms.


  1. Reduced Side Effects

Compared to some systemic medications used for psoriasis treatment, UVB therapy is associated with fewer side effects. It is generally well-tolerated by most patients.

Psoriasis can be a challenging condition to manage, but the introduction of UVB sunbeds as a treatment option has offered new hope to many sufferers. The controlled exposure to UVB light in a convenient and controlled setting can significantly improve the condition’s symptoms and enhance the quality of life for those living with psoriasis.

If you or a loved one is dealing with psoriasis, check out our range of products here, we’d be more than happy to give you more information on your investment.