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Phototherapy UVB/PUVA
Phototherapy UVB/PUVA DERMATOLOGY CENTRE Dr. Cathy Dierckxsens Brussels is specialised in cosmetic procedures and lasers treatments for face and body. For medical dermatology the practice is specialised in medical laser treatments, mole- and skin cancer screening and in surgical dermatology. Dermatology Centre Avenue des Nerviens 41, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium +32 (0) 2 735 94 42

Many skin disorders can be treated with light.

Phototherapy PUVA and UVB


PUVA or photochemotherapy is a type of UV treatment consisting of taking a Psoralen (a medicine making your skin more sensitive to UV light) followed two hours later by exposing the skin to very low doses of UVA radiation.

Narrowband UVB phototherapy is a type of UV treatment where the most beneficial component of natural sunlight (with high anti-inflammatory properties) is used. It has the advantage that no psoralen needs to be taken.

Phototherapy with UVA and UVB are used for treatment of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, sun allergy and other skin disorders.

A phototherapy cabin for both UVA and narrowband UVB therapy is available at our practice. This treatment usually requires 2 or 3 sessions per week during 4 to 8 weeks.

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