Spending my first real winter in New Zealand for some time, I was worried my lovely clear skin would begin to form psoriasis patches in the long months ahead with little sunshine and cold days.
For me, keeping my skin in the warm natural sunshine is paramount in keeping my psoriasis at bay.
So I decided to take the plunge and purchase a hand-held UVB lamp for use at home.
Dermfix 1000MX UV Comb
I waited excitedly for it to arrive from Australia. I wondered if it would work. (I had some little patches beginning to appear after a month without sunshine). It arrived! I read the booklet and immediately set to work - putting on the dark protective glasses, setting the little minute timer and finally switching on the lamp.
Each day for ten days I applied the light as instructed.. and presto.. it worked! Clear Skin!!
A wonderful alternative to natural sunlight. It does not feel hot on the skin - just warm.
I worked up slowly to 3 minutes per patch for the best results.. But it is important to read the instructions and use the lamp accordingly to your skin type and sensitivity to the light. It has a comb attachment which I like to use as it keeps the device at the recommended distance from the skin so I don't have to hold it in midair.
I use the timer faithfully - I turn on a favorite TV show and at the "beep beep beep" I switch to the next patch.
It is my new winter "must have". I highly recommend it.
Here is some information from the manufacturers' website: (Click on one of the photos for their website link)
The Dermfix 1000MX UVB handheld lamp is a unique UVB home phototherapy device providing highly effective treatment of Psoriasis, Vitiligo and Atopic Eczema anywhere on the body. The unit is fitted with a specially developed narrowband UVB 311nm tube as standard. This model has a choice of lenses - and so can be used with or without a comb attachment.
The use of narrow-band UV-B light at around the 311nm wavelength has been well proven in many clinical trials for the treatment of many common skin conditions.
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