Phototherapy is the use of an ultraviolet light source or laser on the skin for the treatment of many different skin conditions, such as psoriasis, acne, some skin cancers and other conditions. Your physician may treat your skin with a photosensitizing agent before applying the light source. Typically, multiple treatments are needed that can range from three times a week to a few times a year depending on the condition and type of treatment. This treatment can be used for patients of most ages.
Photodynamic therapy is the use of activating chemicals in blue light; it is often used to treat pre-cancerous growths. This treatment can also be used for acne, brown spots and wrinkles.
Why Choose Phototherapy at Vanderbilt
- Personalized care
We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure that you receive the best possible care.
- Seamless care, pediatrics to adult
Our team works closely with your doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to help you transition from pediatric care to adult care. We work with your doctors to create a care plan that meets your unique health goals and needs.
- One convenient location
Our specialists offer all medical and support services in one place. With comprehensive care from imaging to treatment to recovery support in one location, you can focus on improving your health.
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