Author: Charlene Kakimoto MD


What is Phototherapy? Phototherapy – Ultraviolet (UV) Light Therapy Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is the use of ultraviolet (UV) light for its healing effects. Phototherapy has been used worldwide for nearly a century to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo and severe eczema. While many treatments decrease the overall immune system,….

White Patches on the Skin

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT EARLY If you or a loved one has developed white patches on the skin, it’s important to seek the advice of a dermatologist as soon as possible.  Some conditions such as pityriasis alba, a common form of eczema, may be self-limited and curable.  Other conditions, such as vitiligo,….