What is Phototherapy?
Brittany McMahon, Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Medical Aesthetics located in Bel Air, MD
Phototherapy is great for treating many different skin disorders and conditions, as well as an anti-aging preventative approach with its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Through the use of various light therapy settings, the medical aesthetician will select the appropriate settings for your skin condition and administer the light rays to your skin, UV light can be used to decrease the local immune system in the skin, and create a germicidal effect which is great for acne prone skin. In conditions such as psoriasis, light therapy can also slow down the development of thick, scaly skin. UV light therapy is used in Vitiligo for its additional ability to stimulate melanocytes, the skin’s pigment-producing cells. This makes phototherapy a nice treatment option for just about anyone—especially those who don’t like creams, those wanting a natural treatment, a steroid-free treatment, and those wanting additional control using a combination of therapies. Phototherapy is also a good option to consider for children and women during pregnancy. Phototherapy requires scheduled sessions dependent on the skin disorder. Treatment plans will be discussed during your free skin care consultation.
If you would like to learn more about our Med Spa and the various treatments we provide, call 443-837-9507 to schedule a consultation.