Vitiligo Treatment

UVB Light Therapy is scientifically proven to be the most effective treatment of Vitiligo, no matter where the skin condition is on your body. Our aim here at Skin Matters Bristol is to provide you with the best UVB technology available, treating skin conditions such as vitiligo from the comfort of your own home.

Make sure you check out our range of UVB Phototherapy products available for hire or for sale here.

Our range of UVB narrowband lamps are manufactured to suit your needs for your skin, treating Vitiligo conditions with upmost efficiency. Made by Phillips, these machines are effective for clearing up both mild and severe cases of Vitiligo, with those suffering from a chronic disease paying no VAT on our products (20% off).

Vitiligo Treatment
Vitiligo Treatment

Home Treatment for Vitiligo

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. Vitiligo is a long-term condition where pale white patches develop on the skin. It’s caused by the lack of melanin, which is the pigment in skin. Vitiligo can affect any area of skin, but it commonly happens on the face, neck and hands, and in skin creases. 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 to help treat your Vitiligo.

UVB lamps for vitiligo are doctor approved, proving to be the most effective form of treatment for this specific condition. UVB treatment may increase the number of melanocytes — the skin cells that produce pigmentation to begin with. And of course, those who suffer from Vitiligo suffer from this lack of melanin (skin pigment). Increased numbers of melanocytes can help stop the progression of vitiligo symptoms and ultimately bring back pigment. 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 that our customers see incredible results.

Vitiligo occurs because part of the immune system is attacking the pigment cells within the skin, causing those areas to become white. Therefore, there’s a complete absence of pigment cells in affected skin. Melanoma is skin cancer of the pigment cells. This means, theoretically, you cannot by definition get melanoma in an area of vitiligo because there are no pigment cells there. Scientific research also states there’s no significant increased risk of melanoma or nonmelanoma skin cancers for vitiligo patients, even if they’ve had ultraviolet light therapy. In fact, in the genes of patients with vitiligo, there seems to be almost an opposite genetic profile to those with melanoma. There appears to be some genetic protection, making them three times less likely to develop melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers.

Why choose UVB Light Therapy?

Light therapy for vitiligo at home, alongside the work it can do for eczema, psoriasis and more, means you are in the most comfortable and convenient place possible to access your machine! Treating vitiligo at home means there are no more trips to the doctor or waiting on long waiting lists via the NHS, as we can be in contact about hiring one of our phototherapy machines in a matter of hours! There are also finance options available on our products, meaning you can buy now, pay later!

If you are looking for a vitiligo lamp in the UK, then look no further! Vitiligo light treatment acts the same as a vitiligo 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. Vitiligo light therapy at home is a common solution that thousands of patients have trusted, with incredible results off the back of using our products. Check out some of our testimonials, reliving the stories of hundreds of previous clients who have trusted in the process of using light therapy for their vitiligo problems.

Phototherapy using UVB light is rarely used in the UK because of limited availability and the number of hospital visits required (the backlog with the NHS can leave you waiting a long time). But a study of 200 patients found the same results with home treatment. This is available for you to use 24/7 for the duration of your hire, or if you buy the appliance completely. This takes away the struggle of balancing appointments with doctors or experimenting with other methods such as using sunbeds. Sunbed skin damage is a real factor as to why you should NEVER use these as a skin remedy source.

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. The wavelength used by these machines is 311nm, which is commonly known as the therapeutic wavelength for vitiligo and psoriasis conditions, and therefore why it is recommended highly.

UVB light therapy is a well-regarded treatment for vitiligo for several reasons. Here are some key factors contributing to its effectiveness:</p>
<p>Stimulates Melanocyte Function: UVB light therapy can stimulate the function of melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigment production. This stimulation can lead to repigmentation in the white patches typical of vitiligo.</p>
<p>Reduces Skin Inflammation: UVB therapy helps reduce inflammation in the skin, which is beneficial as inflammation can sometimes exacerbate vitiligo.</p>
<p>Targeted Treatment: Narrowband UVB light therapy specifically targets the affected areas, which makes it a precise treatment for vitiligo patches without affecting the surrounding healthy skin.</p>
<p>Increased Skin Pigmentation: Regular sessions of UVB light therapy can gradually increase the pigmentation in the affected skin areas, helping them blend more with the natural skin color.</p>
<p>Non-Invasive and Safe: It is a non-invasive treatment option, generally considered safe for most people, including children and pregnant women, though monitoring and proper dosing are crucial.</p>
<p>Immune System Modulation: UVB light can modulate the immune system's response, which is beneficial since vitiligo is often associated with autoimmune processes.</p>
<p>Improves Vitamin D Production: UVB light aids in the production of Vitamin D, which is essential for skin health and overall well-being. This can be particularly beneficial in cases where vitiligo is linked to vitamin D deficiency.</p>
<p>Psychological Benefits: As the appearance of vitiligo patches improves, many patients experience significant psychological and emotional benefits, including increased self-esteem and reduced stress.</p>
<p>Compatibility with Other Treatments: UVB therapy can be used in combination with other treatments, such as topical applications, to enhance overall effectiveness.</p>
<p>Long-term Effectiveness: Many patients experience long-term repigmentation and stabilization of their condition with consistent UVB light therapy.

How UVB Light Therapy is effective for treating Vitiligo

UVB light therapy is a well-regarded treatment for vitiligo for several reasons. Here are some key factors contributing to its effectiveness:

Stimulates Melanocyte Function: UVB light therapy can stimulate the function of melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigment production. This stimulation can lead to repigmentation in the white patches typical of vitiligo.

Reduces Skin Inflammation: UVB therapy helps reduce inflammation in the skin, which is beneficial as inflammation can sometimes exacerbate vitiligo.

Targeted Treatment: Narrowband UVB light therapy specifically targets the affected areas, which makes it a precise treatment for vitiligo patches without affecting the surrounding healthy skin.

Increased Skin Pigmentation: Regular sessions of UVB light therapy can gradually increase the pigmentation in the affected skin areas, helping them blend more with the natural skin color.

Non-Invasive and Safe: It is a non-invasive treatment option, generally considered safe for most people, including children and pregnant women, though monitoring and proper dosing are crucial.

Immune System Modulation: UVB light can modulate the immune system’s response, which is beneficial since vitiligo is often associated with autoimmune processes.

Improves Vitamin D Production: UVB light aids in the production of Vitamin D, which is essential for skin health and overall well-being. This can be particularly beneficial in cases where vitiligo is linked to vitamin D deficiency.

Psychological Benefits: As the appearance of vitiligo patches improves, many patients experience significant psychological and emotional benefits, including increased self-esteem and reduced stress.

Compatibility with Other Treatments: UVB therapy can be used in combination with other treatments, such as topical applications, to enhance overall effectiveness.

Long-term Effectiveness: Many patients experience long-term repigmentation and stabilisation of their condition with consistent UVB light therapy.

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.

- Phototherapy is seen as the best treatment possible for skin conditions such as psoriasis and vitiligo, highly recommended by doctors across the globe.

- 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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