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Has Anyone Else Ordered A Home Phototherapy "machine"?

Has Anyone Else Ordered A Home Phototherapy "machine"?

Dr. Lim just approved this for me as it is 40 minutes to treatment each way and getting harder with work. I am just wondering if it will be a big machine as well, how would I operate it alone, and where would I put it?

Would love to hear from someone who has done this.

And - I am not even sure yet if my insurance will cover it yet.

Have a great day!

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

I have the UVBiotech 10 lamp unit. I have been using it at home for 4 years. It has helped my vitiligo on legs and arms. I did have it on my face but went to the Dermatologist who used the XTRAC laser and it went away after 10 months.
I still use my at home unit consistently 2 -3 times a week. This condition is difficult to treat but I refuse to give up.
Enjoy your home unit. It beats going to the Doctor's office so much!

posted 18 days ago
A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Price depends on size of instrument and possibly manufacturing company. I only know one company which is where i got mine from. The biggest one is a 6 foot machine and it’s around $5-7k I believe. The machine is heavy so once you decide on a place, you want to have it stay put. Home phototherapy is so convenient but navigating dosage might be tricky if you are not used to it. Good luck :)

posted 19 days ago
A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Thank you so much everyone. I appreciate your comments and shares.

Daavlin just contacted me and it appears to be a big unit. I am looking forward to not going to the the doc's anymore for treatment, however, I did get burned on my last treatment ... it's been four days and it's still pretty bad. I don't now what happened as the time was the same (1 minute).

posted 12 days ago
A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

I heard about this company and I will try to contact them
https://daavlin.com/blog-post/treat-localized-v....

posted 14 days ago
A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

this is where I looked (mind you i’m in canada) https://solarcsystems.ca/en/
they range from around $4000-$6000 for an 8-10 lamp. to me it’s so worth it though, as I said I can’t get a dermatologist here and the closest one is 2 and a half hour drive each way (5 hours 3 times a week?) just not realistic for me, I’ll save so much time and money in the long run, and you get to be in the comfort of your own home.

posted 17 days ago
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