Dr. Daniel Bennett prescribes phototherapy for people with skin conditions such as psoriasis, which causes thick patches of skin that often are itchy or tender. Bennett, a dermatologist at UWHealth and Faculty at The Department of Dermatology – School of Medicine and Public Health uses narrow-band ultraviolet B light treatments on patients with psoriasis and other conditions. Patients stand inside a whole-body unit or place their arms or feet in smaller units for a few minutes a few times a week. The therapy is thought to reduce the inflammation that underlies the conditions without increasing the risk of skin cancer associated with too much natural light.

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