Home Phototherapy
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Most people get ultraviolet light B (UVB) treatments at doctors' offices or clinics. However, under a doctor's supervision, a person can get a prescription to purchase a home UVB unit.

Home phototherapy is useful for patients who live far from a medical facility or sometimes for people who need maintenance UVB treatments to keep psoriasis at bay. A dermatologist will provide instructions for how to use the treatment depending on the person's skin type, the type of UVB device and its intensity of light.

A home UVB unit is not the same as a tanning bed (in general, tanning beds offer a different form of UV light); home phototherapy is a medical treatment that must be monitored by a physician.

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