The department of pediatric dermatology at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo announced it’s expanding the hours it sees patients who need phototherapy.
Phototherapy is a state-of-the-art ultraviolet light therapy used to treat a wide variety of skin disorders, including eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, pityriasis rosea and many others. The treatment has been offered since 2013.
The department’s phototherapy treatment utilizes narrow-band ultraviolet B, which is considered the safest ultraviolet treatment. Treatments are brief, painless and are typically recommended two to three times a week.
“We are so happy to be able to offer this safe and effective treatment to our patients,” said Ilene L. Rothman, chief of pediatric dermatology at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and clinical associate professor of pediatrics, University at Buffalo. “For those with severe eczema and extensive psoriasis who are in need of effective therapy beyond creams and ointments, phototherapy is a wonderful alternative to strong systemic medications.”