Living with psoriasis or eczema can be difficult and uncomfortable for millions of people worldwide.These chronic skin conditions can cause itching, redness, scaling, and pain, impacting both physical and emotional health.
Fortunately, advancements in medicine have led to innovative treatment options, and one such approach is UVB light therapy.This article explains the science behind UVB light therapy and how Zerigo Health's device is transforming the treatment of these conditions.
UVB light therapy uses a specific range of ultraviolet light wavelengths to treat various skin conditions, including psoriasis and eczema.The UVB spectrum lies between UVA and UVC, with UVB light ranging from 280 to 315nm (nanometers).The therapeutically beneficial wavelengths are within an even smaller range: 300 to 320nm.Unlike UVA light, which is present in natural sunlight and can penetrate deeper into the skin, UVB light is more focused on the outer layers of the skin.
The primary therapeutic mechanism of UVB light therapy works twofold:
Slowing Cell Growth: In psoriasis, skin cells multiply rapidly, leading to the formation of thick, scaly patches.UVB light slows down the excessive growth of these cells, helping to reduce inflammation and scaling.
Anti-Inflammatory Effects: UVB light therapy also has anti-inflammatory properties, which may be beneficial in managing eczema.By reducing inflammation, the itching and redness associated with eczema can be reduced or alleviated.
UVB light therapy can be delivered in different forms, such as broad-band UVB and narrow-band UVB.Narrow-band UVB is considered more effective and has become the preferred choice due to its specific targeting of affected skin areas while minimizing exposure to healthy skin.
Non-Invasive and Drug-Free: UVB light therapy is non-invasive and does not involve the use of medications or chemicals, making it a favorable option for some individuals who prefer drug-free treatments or who have concerns about potential drug-related side effects.
Targeted Treatment: Unlike systemic medications, UVB light therapy directly targets affected skin areas, minimizing the impact on healthy skin.This reduces the risk of systemic side effects and may make UVB therapy a safer choice for long-term use.
Cost-Effective: When compared to some of the newer biologic treatments or long-term use of topical medications, UVB light therapy is generally more cost-effective.Zerigo Health's device, in particular, provides an affordable and accessible solution for ongoing treatment and can reduce costs paid by sponsoring health plans by as much as 4x as compared to expensive specialty drugs2.
Well-Tolerated: UVB light therapy is well-tolerated by most individuals, making it a versatile option for various patient populations.
Positive Impact on Quality of Life: Successful management of psoriasis and eczema with UVB light therapy can significantly improve the quality of life for those living with these conditions.Relief from itching, scaling, and inflammation can lead to increased self-confidence and reduced emotional distress.
Zerigo Health1 has taken UVB light therapy to the next level by developing a handheld smart light therapy device.This compact and portable device brings the benefits of UVB treatment directly into the hands of individuals dealing with psoriasis and eczema.
The device offers several key features that make it a game-changer in the field of dermatological treatments:
Personalized Treatment: Zerigo Health's device can be remotely adjusted to deliver the appropriate UVB dose based on a user's prescription, unique skin condition and response to treatment.
Convenience and Flexibility: With Zerigo Health's device, individuals can undergo UVB light therapy in the comfort of their homes or wherever they may be. This convenience eliminates the need for frequent visits to clinics or hospitals, saving both time and resources.
Integrated Connectivity and Reporting: The device's smart technology allows users to track their treatment progress and share data with ZerigoCare™ partners. This valuable feedback loop enables healthcare professionals to make informed adjustments to the treatment plan, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
UVB light therapy is another treatment option for individuals dealing with psoriasis and eczema, providing an effective and safe way to manage these chronic skin conditions.
Zerigo Health's handheld UVB smart light therapy device has further elevated this approach, offering personalized treatment, convenience, and integrated reporting features that empower patients in their journey towards healthier skin.
Compared to other treatment options, UVB light therapy stands out for its targeted approach, cost-effectiveness, and positive impact on overall well-being!
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