Targeted Phototherapy for vitiligo in Jaipur | Targeted Phototherapy

Skin diseases are quite a common state in many individuals. White patches refer to a skin problem which is not difficult to solve. Though, there are myths that this disease is contagious and spreads through touch. All this is not true as white patches appear on the skin when the melanocytes do not produce melanin because they die.

To treat such skin diseases, Renova Skin & laser Clinic is the best specialty clinic. We treat white patches with the Targeted Phototherapy. It is also known as the concentrated phototherapy that involves the ultraviolet rays focused on a target i.e. the skin lesion.

The Targeted Phototherapy devices use laser and non laser type that emits radiations in the UVB range. After the light is focused on the target, there starts the stimulation of melanocytes stimulating hormones. The targeted phototherapy also depends on the device that emits the non-ionising radiation that penetrates the area to be treated.

  • No of Sessions Required
  • Side Effects
  • Medicines Required

Question & Answer

The Targeted Phototherapy is the method in which the non-ionising radiations are emitted on the affected area. These radiations may come from the laser or the non laser source. The melanocytes are stimulated to heal the skin gradually.
The treatment can be done with Excimer laser or Monochromatic Excimer Laser. These methods uses intense pulsed light. Similarly, the non-laser method uses broadband and narrow band UV range of light.

For the white patches and vitiligo, the UVB range of light is focused on the affected area. The UVB or the intense pulsed beam penetrates the skin and slows the growth of the affected skin cells under white patches.
In other words, it activates the cells that produces melanin which in turn brings the skin color to normal.

The Targeted phototherapy can be used on all the body parts except that on the genitals and eyes.

No the Targeted Therapy is not painful.

There are no possible side effects of Targeted Phototherapy. The UV rays may lead to skin cancer but in the focused targets this risk does not exist.
Sometimes the patients may face redness, itching, swelling and Sun burns.

It will depend on the area to be treated. But about 15-20 sessions will be needed as the skin may take 6 weeks time to respond. Each treatment session will be spaced apart for 24 hours or more.

After the Targeted phototherapy treatment, some patients it may cause redness and itching. Phototherapy can also cause dryness on the skin. About 10-11 treatment sessions later, the patient can observe a positive change in the skin. But then the repigmentation starts. If the condition starts to deplete or does not respond till 6 weeks, the treatment is stopped.

The results are long lasting as if the treatment does not respond after 6 weeks it will not be continued further. The change in the skin color may be discerned after 6 months only.

Targeted Phototherapy is an effective and safe treatment. There is no age limit and it can be used to treat the children also.

The candidates who do not have sensitive skin towards UV lights or intense pulsed light are good for the treatment. Also, the individuals should not be consuming any medicines for skin sensitivity.

The treatment will take 20-24 sessions with 1-3 sessions per week in both the laser and non laser technology. Whether the treatment is responding or not can be judged after 6 months.

Yes, for Targeted Phototherapy, the patients are advised to undergo the patch test. It is to sideline any adverse effects on the skin if there be any.

For the pre care, the medicines that make you sensitive to ultraviolet lights or intense pulsed beams should not be taken. Stop being in Sun for long hours and avoid foods like celery, figs, carrots, etc. that make you more sensitive towards ultraviolet light. Do not use perfumed skin products at all. Do not use or apply creams and lotions, unless specified, on the treatment days.
For the post care, apply ointments and pop antibiotics as suggested. If any issue, immediately talk to your skin specialist.

Yes the treatment applies same for both adult men and women.


Best Skin Care Services in the Town!

For any Query