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(also known as Light Therapy, UV Therapy)
When absorbed by the skin, UV light is thought to suppress the immune-mediated processes involved in psoriasis. Daily, short, nonburning exposure to sunlight can therefore help to clear or improve psoriasis. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Psoriasis
355
85%
Depression
21
100%
Seasonal Affective Diso...
14
93%
Eczema
7
100%
Bipolar Disorder
5
100%
Overall, 86% (434 Members) find Phototherapy helpful
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Phototherapy Reviews

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This is the only thing besides oral steroids that worked. I did it 3 times a week for 6 months and my skin totally cleared for 8 months! Now it is back and I am starting treatment again. Already clearing!
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Tried it for depression but seems to be helping anxiety too
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Worked great but I lost health insurance and could no longer afford treatment.
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Works to clear it but then it comes back :(
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Puvetherapy was taken by me for 3 months where my scars cleared up substantially ut came back after a month after I stopped the theory.
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went 3-4 times a week for 12 weeks in high school.
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Works well but same thing, you have to keep up with it or it comes right back. I am also nervous of skin cancer, and I find that the natural sunlight is better.
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I was clear with this treatment for years. But its pricey. If I had money I would do it again.
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Kept my skin clear for 2 yrs. But 2nd time around didnt work
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Worked really well but again is expensive but you get a cool tan
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Light Therapy?
    Has anybody used Light Therapy? If so, can you tell me how it works?, thanks [More]
  2. Discussion: Light Therapy
    I just purchased a light box for light therapy. I'm not on any medication as of yet and I have to go till the end of the month. I'm trying to stop man... [More]
  3. Discussion: light therapy ?
    Hello, my 12 year old daughter has sever SADS, she does light therapy for 30 minutes every day. She is also on effexor and abilify, she also has anxie... [More]
  4. Discussion: light therapy
    I heard today about color/light therapy. Infered lazer light therapy. Has anyone heard of this or tried it? Doing research, there isn't much or h... [More]
  5. Discussion: Light Therapy?
    Has anyone here tried light therapy using a SAD lamp for their depression/anxiety? I have read very positive things about it and I have my eye on a r... [More]