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What is the difference between phototherapy and tanning session?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Phototherapy
Uv phototherapy is the use of ultraviolet light, prescribed by a physician, for the treatment of skin disorders such as vitiligo, eczema and psoriasis.
The treatment may consist of ultraviolet in the uva, narrow-band uvb, or broadband uvb wave ranges. Most medical phototherapy is narrow-band uvb and salon tanning beds are uva.

In brief: Phototherapy
Uv phototherapy is the use of ultraviolet light, prescribed by a physician, for the treatment of skin disorders such as vitiligo, eczema and psoriasis.
The treatment may consist of ultraviolet in the uva, narrow-band uvb, or broadband uvb wave ranges. Most medical phototherapy is narrow-band uvb and salon tanning beds are uva.
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