Patient Information

Phototherapy leaflets

Phototherapy Unit
Ipswich Hospital
Tel: 01473 704 711

 

Local PUVA

 

You will be treated with local PUVA twice weekly.

  • Before each treatment your skin will be assessed by a nurse
  • After the Psoralen solution has been added to the warm water, your  hands and/ or feet will soak for 15 minutes. During this time you will be  asked to gently move the water to ensure that the Psoralen solution is dispersed
  • After 15 minutes your hands and/ or feet will be patted dry with a towel, and then exposed to an  appropriate dose of UVA light
  • Following exposure to UVA, your hands and/ or feet will be washed to remove any residual Psoralen and then sunscreen may be applied to sun‑exposed areas
  • You should continue to use your preferred moisturisers as normal
  • Please refer to the PUVA information given to you for further advice on PUVA treatments.

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