Phototherapy

"Depending on the type of disease, the type of lesions and the characteristics of each patient, one treatment or another will be chosen".

DR. LEYRE AGUADO GIL
SPECIALIST. DERMATOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Phototherapy consists in the treatment of different inflammatory and neoplastic dermatological diseases (mycosis fungoides) of the skin by means of ultraviolet radiation, which has mainly an anti-inflammatory action.

We have the latest technology for dermo-aesthetic treatment of skin lesions, with the aim of achieving the best results for our patients.

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When is phototherapy indicated?

Phototherapy is indicated in different inflammatory and neoplastic dermatological diseases (mycosis fungoides) of the skin by means of ultraviolet radiation, which has mainly an anti-inflammatory action.

Generally, it is indicated in extensive forms, in which the application of a topical treatment is insufficient.

Most frequent indications:

Do you have any of these diseases?

You may need to be treated with phototherapy

How is phototherapy performed?

There are different types of therapeutic radiation. 

UVA rays: it is a radiation that reaches deeper but in a less powerful way, which is why it needs a photosensitizing medicine (that is, one that enhances the effect of UVA radiation): psoralen (Psoralen+UVA=PUVA).

In the case of extensive skin diseases, psoralen is administered in tablet form (according to weight), 2 hours before the session, while in localized eruptions (hands and feet) it is administered in cream (or bath), about 15 minutes before.

UVB or narrow band UVB rays: this is a more superficial radiation but sufficiently powerful to not require any accompanying drugs.

The side effects are similar to those produced by the sun. Occasionally there may be redness of the skin with burning, more or less intense, a fact that forces to personalize the pattern.

A skin pigmentation similar to a summer tan also tends to develop, and sometimes dryness of the skin, making it necessary to use moisturizing creams. In the long term, greater photo-aging of the skin (wrinkles, spots) may develop and, in some cases with many cycles of treatment accumulated, there may be a risk of skin cancer.

Where do we do it?

IN NAVARRA AND MADRID

OUR MEDICAL TEAM

Specialists of the Department of Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology of the Clinica Universidad de Navarra has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatological diseases.

We have extensive experience in highly precise surgical treatments, such as Mohs surgery. This procedure requires highly specialized personnel. 

We have the latest technology for the dermo-aesthetic treatment of skin lesions, with the aim of achieving the best results for our patients.

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Why at the Clinica?

  • Experts in Mohs Surgery for the treatment of skin cancer.
  • We have the best technology for dermo-aesthetic treatments.
  • Safety and quality assurance of the best private hospital in Spain.

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