Vitiligo Clinic:


Phototherapy Treatment :

What is vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a condition where white patches develop on the skin. It is due to loss of pigment from areas of the skin. There are usually no other symptoms but the appearance of the skin can cause distress. Affected areas of skin can be covered by skin camouflage creams. Treatment has improved in recent years and in some cases the pigment can be restored.

Phototherapy Treatment

PUVA

Daavlin products solve the problems of over-exposure to ultraviolet light by maximizing the delivery of narrow-band UVB radiation (in the 311-312nm range, the most beneficial component of natural sunlight) while minimizing exposure to superfluous UV. This allows patients to receive photo therapy treatments with less risk of severe burning or pathogenic exposure to more harmful wide band radiation ranges. UVB narrow-band also avoids the adverse side effects of the psoralen drugs used in conventional PUVA therapy, since UVB treatment requires no supplemental drugs.

Narrow Band UVB

Narrow Band UVB light is at a wavelength of 311nm, most other products emit the older, more dangerous radiation in the wide band spectrum. Narrow band UVB is much safer than full spectrum UVB, and the output is reduced by well over 97 percent. Narrow band UVB is the exact wavelength that vitiligo responds to best. Why bombard your skin with unneeded light radiation? If you imagine sun exposure to natural sunlight is equal to 100 percent UV radiation exposure, using a narrow band UV light is roughly 1 percent UV radiation exposure (powerful and targeted treatment).

Targeted Phototherapy

Targeted phototherapy describes the use of ultraviolet light that can be focused on specific body areas or lesions to treat patients with psoriasis. Conventional phototherapeutic options for treatment of psoriasis include photochemotherapy with psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) and both broad and narrowband ultraviolet B (UVB). UVB therapy has been commonly used to treat patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. While PUVA therapy is considered more effective than UVB, the requirement of systemic exposure and the higher risk of adverse reactions (including a higher carcinogenic risk) have generally limited PUVA therapy to patients with severe recalcitrant psoriasis. UVB is typically directed to the whole body or large sections of the body with light panels or light cabinets, requiring multiple treatments given several times a week. Broadband UVB devices, which emit wavelengths from 290 to 320 nm have been largely replaced by narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) devices. NB-UVB devices eliminate wavelengths below 296 nm, which are considered erythmogenic and carcinogenic but not therapeutic. NB-UVB is more effective than BB-UVB and approaches PUVA in efficacy. 

 
Treatment
Cost per session
Narrow Band UVB
2 - 3 times per week

TK. 400 - 1200

Targeted Phototherapy
--

TK. 1000/-

Narrow Band UV B-Whole Body
--

TK. 500/-

Narrow Band UV B-Hand & Foot
--

TK. 400/-

Hand & Foot+Whole Body
--

TK. 600/-

Hand & Foot + Targeted Phototherapy
--

TK. 1200/-

Melanocyte Transplant
Session depends on area

TK. 50000/ onwards


Note : Number of sessions depends on skin condition