Therapies offered at SHI


What is phototherapy? Phototherapy is a prescribed treatment that uses ultraviolet (UV) light emitted from an artificial light source to treat various skin conditions such as: Eczema/dermatitis Psoriasis Mycosis  Fungoids Lichen planus Vitiligo Ultraviolet B (UVB) light is one of the three types of UV radiation emitted by the sun, the Skin Health Insititute has …

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Photodynamic Therapy

Clinic Overview Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is prescribed for the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma, Bowen’s disease, and thin or non-pigmented actinic keratoses. Photodynamic therapy involves 3 elements: A photosensitiser (instrument that makes the treatment target sensitive to light) A light source – an LED lamp or laser Oxygen The treatment involves applying a cream …

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Grenz Rays

What is Grenz Rays? Grenz rays are a form of soft x-rays that share some properties with ultra-violet light radiation They are absorbed in the first 2mm of the skin and are used to treat a number of skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) ,Darier’s disease ,Hailey-Hailey disease and resistant solar …

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