Psoriasis Care are an official distributor for Philips TL01 Phototherapy Tubes and Philips ONLY online exclusive UK partner.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition effecting 2 - 3% of the UK population. There is unfortunately no cure, however it can be very well managed. UV light treatment for psoriasis is one method. The Philips UVB Narrowband TL/01 Phototherapy Lamp is proven to be the one of the most effective lamps for Psoriasis treatment compared with other lamps in its class. These lamps are the most effective lamps currently available for psoriasis treatment and you can now purchase them online for use with home UVB Phototherapy treatment. More than 400 independent clinical studies have proven that the UVB Narrowband TL lamps are safer and more effective than any other lamps available.
Psoriasis Treatment with Phototherapy
Present in natural sunlight, ultraviolet B (UVB) is an effective treatment for psoriasis. UVB penetrates the skin and slows the growth of affected skin cells. Treatment involves exposing the skin to an artificial UVB light source for a set length of time on a regular schedule. This psoriasis skin treatment is administered in a medical setting or at home.
There are two types of UVB treatment, broad band and narrow band. The major difference between them is that narrow band UVB light bulbs release a smaller range of ultraviolet light. Narrow-band UVB is similar to broad-band UVB in many ways. Several studies indicate that narrow-band UVB clears psoriasis faster and produces longer remissions than broad-band UVB. It also may be effective with fewer treatments per week than broad-band UVB.
During UVB treatment, your psoriasis may worsen temporarily before improving. The skin may redden and itch from exposure to the UVB light. To avoid further irritation, the amount of UVB administered may need to be reduced. Occasionally, temporary flares occur with low-level doses of UVB. These reactions tend to resolve with continued treatment.
UVB can be combined with other topical and/or systemic agents to enhance efficacy, but some of these may increase photosensitivity and burning, or shorten remission. Combining UVB with systemic therapies may increase efficacy dramatically and allow for lower doses of the systemic medication to be used.
Home Psoriasis Treatment
Home psoriasis treatment with a UVB light unit is an economical and convenient choice for many people. Like phototherapy in a clinic, it requires a consistent psoriasis skin treatment schedule. Individuals are treated initially at a medical facility and then begin using UV light therapy units at home.
It is critical when doing phototherapy at home to follow a doctor's instructions and continue with regular check-ups. Home phototherapy is a medical treatment that requires monitoring by a health care professional.
Buying Philips UVB Lamps Online
We understand that buying TL100 replacement tubes through an online distributor can be a big decision. We ensure that the replacement tubes are in a good condition before being packaged and correctly labeled. We offer a 1 year warranty and if in the unfortunate event that the tubes arrive broken, we offer a no-fuss returns policy. Please read our return policy in our terms and conditions for further information.
Please be alert of fake or un-branded TL100 tubes
As Psoriasis Care are the ONLY online official distributor of the TL01 Phototherapy tubes we can confirm that they are 100% genuine with the correct branding stamped on the tubes. Care needs to be taken when buying Phototherapy lamps or any psoriasis lamp for sale aimed for psoriasis light treatment that are not genuine or non Philips lamps as they are not medically approved. The lamps could emit UV light not safe for your skin and can do much more damage than good. Please do not compromise your health buying un-branded tl100/01 tubes and always make sure they are Philips stamped. Please also always ask where they have sourced their lamps from. Only Philips UVB Narrowband Phototherapy lamps are certified as suitable for psoriasis skin therapy. Please see picture to the right showing original stamp on the TL01 lamp.
Genuine Philips TL 100W/01 lamp marking
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