Narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy in combination with other therapies for vitiligo: mechanisms and efficacies

Yazdani Abyaneh M, Griffith R, Falto-Aizpurua L, Nouri K

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2014;28(12):1610-22.

Vitiligo is a skin disorder that is psychologically taxing to the patient. Not many treatment options have proven to be satisfactory, leading to the introduction of phototherapy, which has become the first line treatment option for vitiligo. Recently doctors have begun adding a topical agent to the therapeutic regimen to make the light treatments more effective and overall more successful in treating the condition.