Is Tanning a Safe Way to Treat Psoriasis?

lightLight therapy is one of the treatment options for psoriasis but is often supervised by a doctor. When supervised, the light therapy is medically supported in the treatment of psoriasis.

Different kinds of light therapy can be used to achieve targeted or whole body treatment. Natural sunlight therapy is a kind of light therapy that makes use of the natural UV light from the sun.

Indoor tanning beds have been discouraged for use to treat psoriasis by medical groups. Prominent among the reasons given are the fact that the benefits of the tanning bed are not well known. It is also thought that they produce more UVA light which is ineffective in the treatment of psoriasis.

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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS

Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.