• Phototherapy is a medical treatment that uses different bands of light to treat skin disorders such as psoriasis, some forms of eczema, vitiligo, pityriasis rosea, pruritus and several uncommon skin disorders.
• The Edgevale Clinic has both total body and hand/foot narrow band Ultraviolet B units available for treatments at both Kew and MEHC at Boronia.
• Narrow Band Ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) light is the most common form of phototherapy treatment and has a number of useful effects on the skin. The treatment has been shown to cause a reduction in epidermal (skin cell) turnover, reduces inflammation, has effects on the immune system in the skin and increases pigmentation. These changes and others give the beneficial effect seen clinically.
• Treatment is given under the supervision of the prescribing doctor. The frequency of treatments and dosage is according to a protocol with adjustment specific to the patient’s condition and needs.
• Phototherapy is often used in combination with other topical or oral treatments with tailored treatment to achieve the best results for an individual patient.
Treatments at The Edgevale Clinic Kew can be scheduled:
Monday – Friday between 8.30 and 4.00pm
Treatments at The Edgevale Clinic MEHC Boronia can be scheduled:
Monday-Friday between 7.30 and 4.pm.
Saturday 9.00am to 11.30pm. (Please note that Saturday appointments are not available in January)
For all appointments and enquiries
Phone: 9818 5888