Centreville, VA patients suffering from psoriasis may be unsure of their treatment options. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to helping individuals achieve the results they desire and offer a variety of treatments for patients suffering from conditions such as psoriasis.
Dr. Neeraj Mattay Answers, What is UV Light Therapy?
With today’s advanced technology, patients have more options than ever to help them treat common medical concerns. Psoriasis is a condition that negatively impacts many of our patients. With the use of ultraviolet light, patients can address this issue and find relief. Light therapy with ultraviolet light promotes healing of skin and can be used for patients with:
This ultraviolet light is safe and effective at addressing irritated skin and stimulating the skin’s natural replenishing abilities.
How Often Do I need UV Therapy?
Because many of the conditions that UV therapy treats are considered chronic in nature, it is important for patients to understand that just one session will not “cure” them of their condition. Instead, UV therapy can be used to control many of the symptoms. UV light therapy can be done several times a week for several months and then reduced as necessary.
Can other Treatments be used in Conjunction with UV Light Therapy?
Yes! Psoriasis may benefit most from a combination of treatments, so speaking with Dr. Neeraja Mattay and her staff about using a combination of treatments is highly recommended. UV light therapy will not have a negative effect on the use of other therapies concurrently. However, it is important for patients to speak to their dermatologist to determine which treatments can be combined.
Schedule an Appointment
If you struggle with psoriasis, or need a diagnosis and to discuss treatment options with a professional, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.