This is from an article written by Damian McNamara of Skin and Allergy News in an article published in February of 2008.
TORONTO — Narrowband ultraviolet B treatment is effective for repigmentation of vitiligo lesions, according to ratings from 50 patients and their physicians. The technique was particularly successful for lesions on the face and body and less helpful on the hands and feet.
In a second study, 25 patients with photoresponsive conditions reported high satisfaction with use of narrow-band ultraviolet B (UVB) home units, Dr. Jean-Pierre DesGroseilliers said at the annual conference of the Canadian Dermatology Association.
He and his colleague, Kay-Anne Haykal, reviewed the charts of 50 consecutive patients who were treated with narrowband UVB. The mean age at the time of treatment was 41 years. Continue reading