Utilizing UVA-1 Phototherapy

Smriti Prasad, Jennifer Coias, Henry W. Chen, Heidi Jacobe

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Abstract

There is a long history of utilization of phototherapy for treatment of skin conditions. Because of its longer wavelength, UVA1 phototherapy is able to penetrate into the dermis and subcutis. This depth of penetration, combined with its unique immunomodulating properties, makes UVA1 an effective treatment modality for many immune-mediated skin diseases. In some cases, it performs better than other types of phototherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-90
Number of pages12
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Lichen sclerosus
  • Morphea
  • Phototherapy
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • UVA phototherapy
  • UVA-1 phototherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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