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Default psoriasis light therapy using UVB rays

I have recently read articles about UVB therapy on patients with psoriasis. Anyone know if laser pointers emit these types of rays? If not, perhaps certain flashlights or other items that emit UVB can be easily purchased at any local store? in advance


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This kind of treatment is rather common, at least here in Czech Republic. Normal tanning machines are used for that purpose. 405nm and 445nm lasers are simple and affordable and acts similar to UV .. it's effect in this case however is unknown to me.

Edit: I almost forgot ! There are UV Led lamps .. much cheaper then lasers, shorter wavelengths, and even more power.
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Default Re: psoriasis light therapy using UVB rays

From the wikipedia page "Wavelengths of 311–313 nm are most effective." There are no LEDs or lasers near this range (at least not with a practical price tag). Stick to sunlight or tanning beds.
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Yep, not even a N2 laser or tripled YAG will get down that low. One day we'll have some awesome UV diodes to play with, but certainly not yet.
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