|Some UV treatments
involve the use of topical or oral prescription drugs and
the application of UV light to the whole skin or just the
lightened areas affected by Vitiligo.
The webmaster of HomePhotoTherapy.com (Chris Cane) recently
wrotean article on UVB Narrowband for VSI (Vitiligo Support
Click here to see the article.
NARROW BAND UVB
Most home UV treatment today is done with Narrow Band UVB.
Narrow Band UVB is applied with or without a concurrent drug
therapy. At this moment the writer is aware of three
"popular" treatments. You and your dermatologist will need
to determine which one of these treatments, if any, is best
CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT UVB NARROW BAND
Just the Rays
The application of Narrow Band UVB by itself can cause
regimentation to begin in many patients. No drugs are
applied either topically or orally by the patient. For this
treatment you simply expose yourself to Narrow Band UVB rays
for a relatively short time on a periodic basis either daily
in some cases or 2-4 times a week as prescribed by your
doctor. Covering areas unaffected by Vitiligo with opaque
clothing or sun screens will reduce the exposure to
Pseudocatalase and Narrow Band UVB
One of the prominent researchers using Narrow Band UVB
and Pseudocatalase is Prof. Karin Schallreuter. One recent
publication by her discussing this is a file called
PC-KUS.pdf which you can read or download from here.
Please "Right Click" on the
PC-KUS link to copy the file to your hard drive or
simply click on the link to read the 13 page paper. You will
need the Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for
free by clicking here