The Top 3 Perks of Treating with Light

Phototherapy is well-documented as being a highly effective treatment for psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis, but did you know there are several other “perks” to using phototherapy? Based on patient feedback, here are the top three:


Did you know the most common side effect of phototherapy is dry skin and  occasional mild erythema—essentially a mild sun burn? Phototherapy is safe even for immunocompromised patients, the elderly, children, and pregnant women. Compared to other treatments, phototherapy has a proven track record of having a very low risk for adverse side effects.


Phototherapy units can come in all shapes and sizes, and manufacturers like Daavlin offer a wide variety of effective devices. So, depending on their preference and the recommendations of their physician, patients can often choose between treatment at the dermatology office, a local phototherapy clinic or treating at home. These options give patients the freedom and convenience to treat when they want, where they want.


Because phototherapy is often covered by insurance, many patients pay little for their treatments. When compared to the rising costs of biologic drugs, it’s clear why phototherapy is becoming the go-to choice for treating psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis. In addition, programs such as free insurance processing and payment plans can make owning a home phototherapy unit a very low-cost option.

Phototherapy is a time-tested way to treat psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis. Combine the effectiveness of phototherapy with the extra benefits listed above, and it’s clear why phototherapy is becoming the preferred treatment option. To learn more, email us at or call us at 1-800-322-8546 today!