Phototherapy in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL
Florida Dermatology Specialists is proud to offer phototherapy to provide patients with a comfortable and effective solution to various skin conditions. Our team welcomes patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and North Palm Beach, FL.
What is Phototherapy?
Phototherapy, also called light box therapy, is a treatment method that involves exposing the skin to specific wavelengths of light using a light box device. The light box emits a bright light that simulates natural sunlight. The purpose of phototherapy is to mimic the effects of sunlight, particularly beneficial wavelengths like ultraviolet (UV) light, to treat certain medical conditions.
What is Phototherapy Used to Treat?
Light box therapy is commonly used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including:
How Much Does Phototherapy Cost?
The cost of phototherapy at Florida Dermatology Specialists can vary depending on the extent of treatment needed. In some cases, your treatment may be eligible for coverage by health insurance. During your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and assess your insurance coverage to estimate the cost of treatment that you will be responsible for.
What is Phototherapy Like?
During phototherapy, the individual sits or stands in front of a light box for a specified duration, typically just a few minutes. The light emitted by the device is typically bright and free from harmful UV rays. The settings on the light box are customizable so that we can deliver the light intensity and wavelength necessary for optimal results. You’ll be given eye protection to wear during the treatment process, and can relax comfortably throughout the treatment.
What is the Recovery Process for Phototherapy?
There is usually no recovery process associated with phototherapy. It is a non-invasive treatment that does not require any downtime or specific post-treatment care. However, since the light box mimics sunlight, you’ll have to protect your skin using sunscreen in the days and weeks surrounding treatment to ensure you do not get overexposed to UV light.
What Results Can I Expect from Phototherapy?
The results of phototherapy can vary depending on the specific condition being treated. For skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema, phototherapy can help reduce inflammation, itching, and improve the appearance of the skin.
If you are seeking phototherapy or light box therapy in Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce or the surrounding areas of Florida, look no further than Florida Dermatology Specialists. Led by Dr. Richard Krathen, a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon, we are proud to provide this treatment option to patients dealing with skin conditions. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.