The Power Of UVB Light Therapy: Transform Your Skin Condition

by | May 22, 2023

If you’ve been struggling with skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, or vitiligo, you understand the physical and emotional toll they can take on your day-to-day life.


Constant itching, discomfort, and self-consciousness can significantly impact your quality of life. Whether this is hindering your performance at work or affecting your quality time with family and friends, we understand that not feeling 100% on the outside can give you the same feeling on the inside.

However, there’s a ray of hope: UVB light therapy, a non-invasive and highly effective treatment option that offers remarkable benefits in managing and improving various skin conditions. In this blog post, we will explore the key advantages of using UVB light therapy and how it can be a game-changer in your skin health journey.

Targeted Treatment

UVB light therapy specifically targets the affected areas of your skin, delivering therapeutic wavelengths of light that penetrate deep into the layers of your skin. This focused approach ensures that the treatment directly addresses the affected cells, reducing inflammation, slowing down the rapid growth of skin cells, and promoting healing.

Not only is this form of treatment natural and non-invasive, but UVB light therapy also utilises a narrowband wavelength of light that closely resembles the natural ultraviolet (UV) light produced by the sun. Unlike systemic medications or invasive procedures, UVB light therapy is non-invasive, meaning it does not involve the use of drugs or surgical interventions. It harnesses the power of light to stimulate healing and restore your skin’s health in a gentle and natural way.

24 Lamp Narrowband Phototherapy Unit – Fitted with 24 x 6ft Philips TL 100W/01 UVB (17%) Narrowband Lamps (311 NM)

Handheld UV308B1 UVB Unit

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


Effective for Various Skin Conditions

UVB light therapy has shown significant success in treating a range of skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, and certain types of dermatitis. It works by slowing down the overactive immune response, reducing inflammation, and promoting the normalisation of skin cell growth. The targeted UVB light helps alleviate symptoms, improve skin appearance, and enhance overall skin health.

Each individual’s skin condition is unique, requiring personalised treatment approaches. UVB light therapy offers flexibility in tailoring treatment plans to suit your specific needs. This customisation ensures that you receive the optimal benefits of UVB light therapy while minimising any potential side effects. That is why we have a range of different machines in store, so you can target specific areas on your body if needed. We also have large full-body units for those who suffer from chronic skin conditions all over the body, which can be used standing up or lying down.


Gradual and Controlled Progression

UVB light therapy is typically administered in a series of sessions over a prescribed period. This allows for a gradual and controlled progression in the treatment, allowing your skin to adapt and respond positively. When you have this done at a doctor’s surgery or at a health clinic, healthcare providers will closely monitor your progress but will charge you per session. By purchasing or hiring your own machine, you can adjust the treatment plan as needed to ensure optimal results while considering your skin’s tolerance and response. Everybody’s skin is different after all!

UVB light therapy is also generally well-tolerated, with minimal side effects compared to other treatment options. During the treatment, some individuals may experience temporary redness, mild sunburn-like symptoms, or dryness in the treated areas. However, these effects are typically mild and subside quickly. We can provide guidance on how to protect your skin and minimise any potential side effects.


Long-Term Remission

UVB light therapy has demonstrated long-term remission in many patients that we have helped to treat over the years. With consistent treatment and proper maintenance, the positive effects can be long-lasting, providing you with relief from symptoms and improving your skin’s appearance and function. Ongoing maintenance treatments may be recommended to sustain the benefits and prevent flare-ups.

As well as remission on the outside, the treatment can also help to improve your mental well-being too. Skin conditions can significantly impact your psychological and emotional well-being. The visible symptoms, discomfort, and self-consciousness associated with these conditions can lead to decreased self-esteem, anxiety, and even depression.

UVB light therapy not only improves physical symptoms but also has a positive impact on your mental health. As your skin condition improves, you may experience a boost in self-confidence, reduced anxiety, and an overall improvement in your emotional well-being.


Safe for Various Age Groups

UVB light therapy is a safe treatment option for a wide range of age groups, including adults, children, and even pregnant women. UVB light therapy can be used as a standalone treatment or in combination with other therapies. It can enhance the effectiveness of topical medications, reduce reliance on systemic medications, and provide a holistic approach to managing your skin condition.

UVB light therapy has been used for decades and has a well-established track record of safety and efficacy. Extensive research, clinical studies, and patient testimonials support its effectiveness in managing various skin conditions. By choosing UVB light therapy, you are opting for a trusted and time-tested treatment method.


Take the Next Step towards Healthier Skin with UVB Light Therapy

If you’ve been searching for a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment for your skin condition, UVB light therapy holds immense promise. Its targeted approach, versatility, minimal side effects, and potential for long-term remission make it an attractive option for individuals seeking relief and improved skin health. Consult with a qualified healthcare professional or dermatologist to determine if UVB light therapy is suitable for your specific condition and embark on a journey towards healthier, clearer skin.

At Skin Matters Bristol, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive UVB light therapy solutions that meet your unique needs. Our experienced team of healthcare professionals will guide you through the treatment process, ensuring your comfort, safety, and optimal results. Contact us today to learn more about how UVB light therapy can transform your skin health and enhance your quality of life, or make sure to visit our store to purchase your life-changing machine.