3 doctors weighed in:

I'm caucasian and have vitiligo. Should I use broad spectrum sunscreen (uva/uvb) or just the uva? Will uvb rays help?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both

The more tan you are the contrast there would be with the white slin.

In brief: Both

The more tan you are the contrast there would be with the white slin.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
Thank
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Vitiligo

Narrowband ultraviolet b (uvb) therapy.
Narrowband uvb, a special form of uvb light that uses a more specific wavelength of ultraviolet b, is an alternative to puva. This type of therapy can be administered like puva and given up to three times a week. However, no pre-application of psoralen is required, which simplifies the treatment process for vitiligo.

In brief: Vitiligo

Narrowband ultraviolet b (uvb) therapy.
Narrowband uvb, a special form of uvb light that uses a more specific wavelength of ultraviolet b, is an alternative to puva. This type of therapy can be administered like puva and given up to three times a week. However, no pre-application of psoralen is required, which simplifies the treatment process for vitiligo.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors