Phototherapy

Professional phototherapy treatments from expert dermatologists in London.

What is Phototherapy?

Phototherapy is a nurse-led treatment and is sometimes also referred to as light therapy because the treatment includes an ultraviolet (UV) light which helps treat certain skin conditions as well as certain types of cancer and precancer. The affected area of skin is exposed to a UV light for a period of time, shutting down the immune system cells that caused the condition by an overreaction.

If you’re looking for phototherapy treatments, don’t hesitate to contact us and book a consultation with our dermatologists to discuss your options.

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How does Phototherapy Work?

Phototherapy works by reducing growth of skin cells and treating underlying inflammation by exposing the skin to an Ultra Violet (UV) light for a certain amount of time. The UV light will shut down the immune system cells that are on an area of skin affected by certain types of skin conditions that are caused by the overreaction of the immune system. Such as eczema or psoriasis for example. By stopping the immune system cells, phototherapy helps to ease the symptoms and reduce the appearance of these conditions.

What Can Phototherapy Be Used to Treat?

Phototherapy can be an effective treatment for range of skin conditions including:

  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Vitiligo
  • Lichen Planus
  • Itchy Skin

Who Can Have Phototherapy?

Anyone can have phototherapy treatment if they have been recommended to have phototherapy by a healthcare professional. Children and adults can use this form of treatment, it’s even used in some newborn jaundice cases. However, there are certain factors that can affect whether light therapy is recommended for you and it’s important to let your professional know if:

  • You have a sun allergy.
  • Have had skin cancer in the past.
  • You are pregnant or nursing.
  • Have liver disease.
  • Have lupus.
  • Have a genetic disease that makes you more prone to damage from the sun, for example, xeroderma pigmentosa.
  • You take medication that can increase sun sensitivity.

Why choose Skin Inspection for phototherapy treatments?

Located on Harley Street, our expert dermatologists are experienced and knowledgeable in providing effective phototherapy treatments for our patients.

We use the latest technology to inform and provide nothing but the best treatments, working with our patients to develop the most effective outcome.

What Our Patients Say

“Dr. Cristina is wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. I intend on coming back each year for my annual mole check. I couldn’t recommend Skin Inspection highly enough! Thank you again.”

“Excellent Doctor! Brilliant advice and service. Always available when you need her. In all the consultations I have had, she has always made me feel at ease. She helped me regain my confidence back as my skin looks great after years of struggling with acne. Can’t recommend her enough!”

“I was very impressed with the actual operation – both the doctor and nurse were very friendly and professional, made me feel comfortable

“I went for a second opinion after visiting a less specialised mole centre in the City. I am so glad that I was recommended Skin Inspection by my GP because the initial diagnosis that I was given was completely wrong and would have left me a horrible scar on my nose.”

“Dr. Cristina Rodriguez-Garcia is one of the best professionals in her field. I highly recommend this clinic. She listened to my concerns and acted swiftly in my best individual interests”

“Dr Anton is very knowledgeable and friendly. Her care, professionalism and compassion has been outstanding throughout my treatment. I highly recommend her! She always takes time to answer all my questions and I feel safe in her capable hands.”

Our Dermatology Services

Mole Check

We will carry out a thorough examination for early signs of skin cancer to give you clarity and peace of mind.

Mole Mapping

The highest quality mole mapping, personally performed by a consultant dermatologist with special interest in skin cancer examination.

Mole Removal

We provide ultra-modern mole removal, which will be analysed by a histopathologist and the consultant dermatologist.

Acne Treatments

We can offer different treatment options depending on each patient’s clinical history, personal circumstances and acne type.

Rosacea Treatments

Rosacea is a skin condition that can cause redness and bumps on the face which can also involve the eyes.

Psoriasis Treatments

If you’re suffering from psoriasis, don’t hesitate to contact us and book a consultation with our dermatologists to discuss your treatment options.

Cyst Removal

In many cases, cysts are benign and harmless. However, it can often be difficult to determine whether a lump is a cyst or something that requires treatment.

Eczema Treatments

There is no known cure for eczema. However, there are treatments to keep it under control and the symptoms can be treated to lessen the discomfort that patient experiences.

Wart & Verrucae Removal

An individual may opt for wart removal for various reasons, such as aesthetic concerns, alleviating discomfort, or preventing further spread.

Skin Lump Removal

Skin lumps refer to any abnormally raised areas of skin and can appear anywhere on the body. These lumps could be hard and rigid or in some cases they are soft and can be moved.

Sun Damage Treatment

Sun damage is caused by rays emitted from the sun. Sun damage can appear as anything from sunburn to broken capillaries or even age spots and wrinkles.

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy (or PDT) is a method of treating various types of skin cancer and precancerous lesions such as basal cell carcinoma as well as areas of sun damaged skin that could become cancerous in the future.

Dermal Fillers

Rejuvenate your skin and reduce the signs of ageing with our dermal filler treatments. Dermal fillers can be applied in any number of areas including lips, forehead, cheeks, chin, jawline, and more.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Reduce wrinkles and signs of ageing with anti-wrinkle injections. Using botulinum toxin injections to relax the facial muscles, wrinkles in the skin can be prevented from forming creating a more youthful look.

Genital Dermatology

Male genital skin conditions are common and can affect men of all ages, many people often feel embarrassed when discussing genital skin conditions, however, if left untreated the condition can worsen.

Phototherapy

Phototherapy is a nurse-led treatment and is sometimes also referred to as light therapy which can help treat certain skin conditions as well as certain types of cancer and precancer.