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Monday, October 17, 2016  05:50 PM

Pioneer Health Albany is excited to announce the opening of our new phototherapy unit. This is the first phototherapy unit to operate in Albany, bringing the important treatment of UV light therapy to patients in the Great Southern.

Phototherapy involves exposing skin to ultraviolet B of ‘UVB’ light. The light used as Pioneer Health is referred to as “narrow-band UVB” and is the most commonly used light for this treatment. This is a safe and effective treatment for patients who suffer from medical conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and a number of other skin conditions. Patients who suffer from psoriasis have responded particularly well to UVB therapy, with some patients achieving up to 100% clearance of skin or find that their skin enters a “quiet” or “remission” state long after the end of treatment.

 

Currently Dr David Tadj, Dr James Turner and Dr John Rowlands will be providing the treatment. If you wish to consider phototherapy or have been referred by your regular GP for phototherapy, please call Pioneer Health Albany or Albany Skin Clinic to make an appointment.

Phototherapy treatments do incur a different cost to regular appointments.  For more information on out of pocket costs, please contact the practice. 



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