Ultraviolet phototherapy for cutaneous diseases: a concise review

Vangipuram R, Feldman S

Oral Dis. 2016;22(4):253-9.

“In dermatology, ultraviolet (UV) phototherapy remains an established, lower cost, and often preferred option for many common skin conditions, despite the introduction of newer potent biologics.” There is currently a large amount of information available on the use of phototherapy in psoriasis, but more studies and research are being done to find more data about the effects in vitiligo and eczema. Fortunately, phototherapy has historically proven to be an effective treatment option with a relatively benign side-effect profile.