Are narrow-band ultraviolet B home units a viable option for continuous or maintenance therapy of photoresponsive diseases?

Haykal K, DesGroseilliers J

J Cutan Med Surg. 2006;10(5): 234-40.

Phototherapy, due to its high rates of success and safety, is a popular option for treating many diseases that are photo-responsive. The struggle that this presents is the frequency of treatments. However, there is the option of performing phototherapy sessions at home. “Narrow-band ultraviolet B home phototherapy was found to be an effective form of maintenance therapy for photo-responsive diseases. It is safe and presents few side effects.”