Phototherapy, also known as light therapy or photo medicine, is the science of simulating a narrow spectrum of sunlight and applying it directly to skin to treat psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema and other autoimmune skin conditions. This narrow, concentrated form of sunlight reproduces the sun’s benefits while significantly reducing the risk of sunburn and skin cancer inherent in full-spectrum natural sunlight.

Our advanced equipment delivers precise Narrowband UVB (NBUVB) light in the 308-312 nm range, identified as the optimal wavelength for treating autoimmune skin conditions. One could spend an hour in the sun and still not receive the therapeutic rays that in-office phototherapy delivers in one quick and non-UVA treatment (UVA is the aspect of sunlight most damaging to skin).

We believe that in-office phototherapy, supervised and delivered by licensed medical professionals in a clinical setting, is the safest, most effective form of phototherapy. Therefore, we do not sell or prescribe self-administered home phototherapy devices.

To Schedule a Consultation: 855-Rx-Array (855-792-7729)

Why Array Phototherapy

In-Office Treatments

Treatments Administered In-Office by Trained Nurses

Drug Free

No Pills, Ointments, or Creams

Advanced Equipment

Most advanced phototherapy equipment available

Insurance Accepted

Medicare & PPO Insurance Accepted

Pain-Free Treatment

Fast & Painless Treatment — Safe for All Ages

Convenient locations

Some locations conveniently open on Saturdays

Advanced Phototherapy Equipment

Treatment machine for phototherapy
XTRAC © 700 EXCIMER LASER

Targets specific areas, including face, scalp, hands, feet and knees. Treats only affected areas.

light booth for phototherapy
NB-UVB PHOTO BOOTH

Powerful full-body cabinets for treating wide-spread symptoms. Booths are open-top and do not lock.

Array Skin therapy equipment
HAND & FOOT UNIT

Treats hands, feet and elbows without exposing unaffected body areas. Very practical for treating soles of feet.

FAQs : Frequently Asked Questions

What is treatment like?

Phototherapy treatments are fast and painless. Affected skin is simply exposed to NarrowBand UVB light from a light booth or excimer laser. A succession of phototherapy treatments spread over a period of several weeks or months is typical.
 Knowing that a long-term phototherapy program can be time consuming, Array is committed to getting you in, treated and on your way as quickly as possible. By offering four convenient locations, easy parking, Saturday appointments, and a singular focus on chronic skin conditions, Array provides maximum therapy with minimum hassle.

How long does it take?

It depends on your diagnosis, severity of condition, and location on your body.  Array will work with your healthcare provider to customize a treatment plan that will give you the best results possible. For Psoriasis: Most patients experience improvement in their plaques within 10-15 treatments.  Some patients will improve sooner than this and some patients will take a little longer, depending on the severity of their condition and other factors. For Vitiligo: Some patients may see signs of new pigment within 10 treatments.  However, most patients will see signs of new pigment within 20-30 treatments.  The amount of time it takes to repigment depends on location of vitiligo, surface area and individual patient response to treatment.

Who is it for?

In general, phototherapy is for patients of all ages who suffer moderate to severe cases of the applicable skin conditions.

Is it a cure?

Phototherapy is effective in treating the symptoms of psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis (eczema), and related skin disorders. However, these skin disorders are chronic, genetic diseases and flare-ups tend to occur periodically throughout life. As with any treatment method, how long the clearing of symptoms will last after treatment varies from patient to patient. Many psoriasis and eczema patients are seeing clearing for upwards of a year. For vitiligo patients, re-pigmented spots tend to stay pigmented permanently.

Is it safe?

Phototherapy is safe, especially when compared to other alternatives.  At Array we only provide Narrowband UVB phototherapy which is safe because it eliminates the UVA rays that are most damaging to the skin. Exposure to ultraviolet light does have some risks. Ask the experts at Array or your health care provider to explain these risks to you.

What is phototherapy?

Phototherapy is the use of specific segments of the ultraviolet light spectrum to treat psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis (eczema), alopecia areata, morphea, and other skin conditions. An excimer laser is used for targeted spot treatment of affected skin — including face, scalp and groin areas. Light booths are used for patients requiring less-targeted, full-body treatment. Exposure to this specialized light reduces or eliminates the symptoms of chronic skin disorders.

How does Home Phototherapy compare to In-Office Phototherapy?

Home phototherapy may be appealing to a patient at first, but the upkeep of the equipment (cleaning, storage, calibration), cumbersome treatment delivery, and potential slower treatment response may affect compliance and results, leaving the patient feeling frustrated. Home Phototherapy Units can be expensive.  Sometimes insurance coverage for these units is an issue.  You may spend a lot of money on the equipment and not see the results you expected. Large home phototherapy panels are often slow, cumbersome, and consume space in your home.  Some hand-held home devices are simply LED lamps which cannot match the speed and effectiveness of lasers used in Array clinics.  For patients with hard-to-reach problem areas such as back or scalp, self-administered phototherapy is simply not an option. Dosing for home phototherapy may be challenging.  Depending on what area of the body you are treating, you may need to adjust your dose.  Keeping track of all the areas you have treated and what times and days you have treated could be problematic. Array administers phototherapy in a clinical setting using the most advanced, FDA-approved equipment available.  Each unit is cleaned and calibrated regularly to ensure accurate, safe dosing.  Treatments are performed by registered nurses who provide expert, compassionate care. Patients are efficiently treated and monitored, promoting the best possible result.  Array patients report being extremely satisfied with their treatment experience. 

How do Biologic drugs compare to In-Office Phototherapy?

The term “biologics” describes prescription psoriasis medications such as Humira, Stelara, Enbrel, Cosentyx, Remicade and Talz.  Most of these drugs are injectables and have potential side affects including upper respiratory infections and injection site reactions.  Phototherapy has very minimal side affects compared to the Biologic drugs.  Phototherapy is safe enough for pregnant women and children.  Some Biologic drugs are approved for pediatric use, but the TNF Inhibitors have a black box warning for increased risk of lymphoma in the pediatric population. Clearance rates for psoriasis patients using Narrow-Band UVB are typically greater than 80%.  The clearance rates for Biologic drugs vary but not all of them are as high as 80%.  Many Biologic drugs are very expensive compared to the cost of in-office phototherapy.