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Phototherapy

Phototherapy is used to treat a variety of skin diseases and conditions, most commonly psoriasis. SLUCare dermatologists offer both UVB and PUVA as treatment options.

  • UVB
    This treatment involves exposing the skin to a specific wavelength of ultraviolet uvb raylight that is therapeutic for psoriasis. Phototherapy light boxes produce UVB artificially to suppress psoriasis.
  • PUVA
    In this treatment, psoralen, a plant extract, is combined with exposure to ultraviolet light to treat psoriasis on the whole body or on isolated sites such as the hands and feet. PUVA clears psoriasis for more than 85 percent of patients who use it, and results in long remission times, even without maintenance therapy.

Locations Offering Phototherapy

Center for Specialized Medicine
1225 South Grand
St. Louis, MO 63104

314-977-3400
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Des Peres Medical Arts Pavilion II
2315 Dougherty Ferry Road, Suite 200 B

St. Louis, MO 63122
314-977-9711
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