DuaLight® is a targeted phototherapy used to treat a number of skin ailments, including psoriasis, vitiligo, alopecia, and more. It helps provide a much needed relief for many patients.
Uses of DuaLight®
DuaLight® is a phototherapy system, known to effectively reduce many skin problems. However, its most beneficial use is in the form of a primer for psoriasis and hypopigmentation. Both are explained in detail below:
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that results in the inflammation of the skin, creating thick and hardened areas to be red and itchy. Many times, silvery scales accompany the dry inflammation that sometimes occurs on the scalp, elbows, knees, and the lower back.
The disease is not contagious and can be treated by a variety of topical treatments, systemic medications, biologics, and UV phototherapy. Psoriasis can be of 5 different types, with the plaque psoriasis being the most common. As UV has been seen to reduce the inflammation and effects of psoriasis, DuaLight is an ideal way to tone down the symptoms of moderate to mild conditions.
Hypopigmentation is a skin condition that occurs due to the death of melanocytes, which are melanin or skin pigment producing cells. Hypopigmentation can be of two types, leukoderma and vitiligo.
Vitiligo is one of the most common causes of loss of skin pigmentation and is an autoimmune disorder. Leukoderma, on the other hand, is a hypopigmentation condition that is caused by trauma rather than vitiligo. Although many different drugs have been used to treat hypopigmentation, the most effective results have been through the use of UV phototherapy.
Benefits of DuaLight
Traditional phototherapy equipment and procedures are full-body cabinets or hand and foot units that expose, not only the diseased skin, but also the normal skin, to the UV rays. This is why it’s a good alternative, as it allows you to target the rays only on the diseased areas, preventing normal skin from overexposure to the rays.
The main benefits of DuaLight® phototherapy include:
- High dosage sessions of the UV rays can be performed to quicken the effects of the treatment
- It protects healthy skin from exposure with the help of its targeted light emitting system.
- It helps in treating areas that are generally out of reach with a full-body cabinet, including elbows, knees, feet, hands, nails, scalp, and intertriginous areas, like skin folds and underarms, etc.
Thus, DuaLight® provides a safer and quicker way to reduce the effects of psoriasis and hypopigmentation, and to drive them into remission.