Topical Psoralen Plus Ultraviolet A [PUVA]
PUVA is also commonly referred to as phototherapy. It is most important for patients who have twenty percent of their bodies covered with patches of Vitiligo. A thin film of psoralen is applied on the depigmented skin for close to thirty minutes before the skin is exposed to sunlight
Afterwards, the surface is then exposed to UVA light, making it light pink. To indicate that healing has been taking place, the usual color of the skin starts returning. For practical results through this therapy, it is advisable that one visits his doctor more than two times in a week.
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Water bath PUVA is another treatment associated with tackling Vitiligo. The patient, in this case, has to lie in a bathtub of water that contains psoralen for close to fifteen minutes before exposure to UVA light.
Side effects of this treatment include severe blistering, sunburns, and hyperpigmentation of the skin. Sunburns, however, may be avoided by little exposure to sun rays after treatment.