Microphototherapy, which is a type of light therapy, is the application of intense light (phototherapy) in a short time for the purpose of treating only the problematic area in skin diseases. The advantage of this process is that light is applied directly to the target without affecting the surrounding tissues.
In the microphototherapy method, light is given directly to the problematic skin areas with the special head of the device. Thus, it is possible to heal with psoriasis and vitiligo, which is seen in more limited areas, by applying 2 or 3 times a week. In vitiligo, the chance of treatment is very high, especially when applied in the initial period of the disease and when the spots are in the face and neck region. It can also be effective in some other skin diseases such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, acne, keloid, morphea.
This treatment can be applied easily in patients who cannot enter the light cabinet for various reasons. It offers a valuable option for children and patients who have been treated with creams for a long time, who have cortisone resistance, or who have difficulty continuing such treatments. It can be easily applied even in special body areas such as eyelids, scalp, genital area. This method also ensures that the disease does not recur for a long time.
Phototherapy was started to be applied with fixed lamps in the form of giving light to the whole body at first. In this way, light therapy could be given to the hands, feet, hair and body in general. However, patients who had problems in a limited area could not benefit from phototherapy because they generally did not want to be exposed to radiation. With the development of fiberoptic systems and the emergence of new lamps that produce ultraviolet rays, which are more suitable for regional use, it has become possible to realize the targeted microphototherapy method. In this system, light energy is produced inside the device by a powerful special lamp and reflected to the area to be treated with a fiberoptic light guide. Since it is applied for a specific target, it does not have any effect on normal skin.
In our clinic, microphototherapy method is applied through a device called MultiClear in psoriasis and vitiligo diseases, so an effective treatment is provided by sending ultraviolet A1 and ultraviolet B rays to the damaged areas of the body with the required intensity.