What is Narrowband UVB Phototherapy?

NARROWBAND UVB –  Proven beneficial in treatment in a variety of skin conditions.

Compared to narrowband UVB, conventional “broadband” UVB lamps emit light in a broader range. “Narrowband” UVB lamps, on the other hand, emit light over a very short range of wavelengths. It is this short range of wavelengths that offer better quality treatment at much safer levels. We use top quality and cutting rate technology for your phototherapy treatments.

What Are the Side Effects of Narrowband UVB Phototherapy?

Side effects of narrowband UVB phototherapy can include what feels like a slight normal sunburn.  Using topical emollients will help soothe these effects. If the over-the-counter creams are not easing the side effects, your dermatologist might prescribe some topical steroids as well.

While side effects are inevitable part of UVB phototherapy, there are still fewer than with broadband therapy.

“It is as effective as other types of eczema phototherapy and has fewer side effects because you don’t need to take a pill. Narrowband UVB uses a very small part of the UVB spectrum, which cuts down on exposure to UV radiation.”

~ Elizabeth Page, MD

Give us a call to schedule an appointment (208)522-SKIN.

“That beard is amazing!”

-jealous patients and coworkers

“I’ve been dealing with this for seven years and you were the one the figured it out.”

-satisfied patient

“I won’t go anywhere else!”

-satisfied patient

“Thank you for always being so nice to me.”

-satisfied patient

“Best experience I’ve ever had in a doctor’s office!”

-satisfied patient

“You have the most wonderful staff!”

-satisfied patient

“I would take a bullet for Dr Sewell”

-former nurse

If my face ever just falls off...I want YOU to sew it back on!”

-former nurse

©2019 - All Rights Reserved • High Valley Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery