Hello everyone! I would like to go more into the different therapies of Psoriasis because we discussed as a group that there could be a lot of options.
UVB for psoriasis
UV therapy is one of the first line therapies available for chronic plaque psoriasis, if available. The type of light that is used to treat psoriasis is UVB phototherapy. There are different types of UVB therapy, narrow-band, broad-band, and laser UVB. Narrow-band phototherapy is the most common light therapy and limits wavelengths used. Broad-band UVB therapy is the oldest form of light therapy and has a wider wavelength. Excimer Laser UVB lastly is for targeting smaller areas. Healthcare professionals use this type of therapy when the psoriasis is affecting less than 5 percent of the body. Some benefits to narrow-band UVB is that the light release a smaller range, making it able to clear psoriasis faster and give longer remissions. This treatment might also be quicker than the other types of UVB treatments. It is estimated that about 75% of people using UVB therapy will develop clear skin.