Randomized, parallel group trial comparing home-based phototherapy with institution-based 308 excimer lamp for the treatment of focal vitiligo vulgaris

Guan S, Theng C, Chang A

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2015;72(4):733-735.

In a study by Guan, Theng, and Chang, 44 patients were gathered and divided into two groups; one group received at-home phototherapy treatments via Daavlin Dermapal system, and one group received outpatient-setting treatments with an excimer lamp. Patients undergoing the home-based treatments were more compliant and because of this noticed more results. “This study demonstrated that with careful selection of the patients, home-based phototherapy can be as effective as institution-based treatment options.”