Phototherapy To Treat A Variety Of Skin Problems
Phototherapy simply means treating with light. We use a variety of treatment systems depending on the skin condition to be treated and the severity. Phototherapy can be ablative or non ablative.
Ablative phototherapy means that it causes controlled trauma within the skin to break down thread veins and pigmented lesions such as age spots and also stimulate the bodies natural repair function. Laser and IPL both fall into this category.
Non ablative phototherapy such as Dermalux uses clinically proven light wavelengths that promote specific cellular reactions to take place. This treatment can reproduce these individual wavelengths (nanometres) of light to recharge the cells, energising them to heal quicker and rejuvenate faster. Dermalux is a safe effective treatment for a variety of skin concerns and it treats the underlying problem of innefective cellular renewal which gives rise to conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis.
As a result of ageing, skin disorders or trauma, healthy skin cells are compromised and unable to renew themselves normally. Dermalux light therapy emits certain wavelengths of light which the skin has the ability to absorb and use as a source of energy to activate specific cellular functions which produce a therapeutic effect.
Phototherapy can be used for a variety of skin concerns such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, pigmentation, rosacea and thread veins. Sometimes it is offered as a stand alone treatment and sometimes in conjunction with topical creams, antibiotics or other medications. Treatment interval will be varied depending on skin condition and type of treatment required. Typically, several treatments would be needed.