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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

I use Dermalume 2X from National Biological Corp. UVB Narrowband. Use it twice a week. Improvement is slow. If nothing else, it stops the spread.

Laser Phototherapy

Laser Phototherapy

Does anyone use a IV lamp or laser phototherapy at home. Has it been successful? Which one do you use? Can you please share a link

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

Yes have bought dermfix for my son. Have only been using it for a few days now. The instructions manual is very limited. Does anyone else use it. Some tips will be great

I Have Melasma And Vitiligo

I Have Melasma And Vitiligo

I am going through menopause and developed dark patches of Melasma on my cheeks. I also have small white patches of vitiligo. Being brown I am now 3 colours on my face!. My vitiligo appears trauma induced and is present on elbows, arms and knees.
I wonder when the melasma goes if vitiligo will replace the dark patches? Has anyone experienced this?

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

Hi I hope your phototherapy helped🙏🙏

IV Lamp Or Laser

IV Lamp Or Laser

Does anyone use a IV lamp or laser phototherapy at home? Has it been successful? Which one do you use? Can you please share a link
I looked into the clinics that does the laser but it’s so expensive and my insurance doesn’t cover it

Saw this post from 3 months ago but didn’t see any responses. Very interested as I recently got diagnosed

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

Thank you!!

Has Anyone After COVID-19 Vaccination Noticed Increase Or Flare Up In Their White Spots?

Has Anyone After COVID-19 Vaccination Noticed Increase Or Flare Up In Their White Spots?

I got vaccinated in May 2021 with my first dose and by the end of July 2021, I noticed a sudden flare up and rapid progression.
I don't know if it is because of the vaccine because I was on antibiotics for a month in June.
This also raises another question, has anyone noticed increase in their vitiligo post/during the use of antibiotics?

Thank you all in advance.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

It didn't affect mine. Got 3 shots, not change in my spots.

COVID-19 and Vitiligo Essential Updates Read more >

Vitiligo On Hands

Vitiligo On Hands

If anyone would be so kind as to answer this question. I know everyone’s spots are different and unique, but was just getting a sense of an idea on what’s going on with my hands. Even though this can be different for everyone, this helps me get a bit calm in understanding how it happened to others, plus I LOVE hearing everyone’s story about how it started with vitiligo. This helps me not feel so alone with this next chapter of vitiligo.

I pray this doesn’t seem intrusive to anyone. So if… read more

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

Have now vitiligo had lupus thyroid arthritis and sorgjens now this ahhh hate vitiligo hate it

Psoralen + UVA (PUVA) Phototherapy

Psoralen + UVA (PUVA) Phototherapy

When my vitiligo started I was treated with this medication and also tripsoralen I had to take the pills half an hour later take a sun cover very well my eyes. Very expensive medication. But between has skin cancer or cure the vitiligo I choose not continue with this medication ( it was for years) not result wasting money a frustrating

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

That’s the right actitud. When people Drs etc notice that you are anxious to find cure for your condition they take advantage of this , very few people really want to help you. I went to a lot. I… read more

Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) Phototherapy

Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) Phototherapy

I have not discussed this with any doctor because it scares me. However I have the question of whether this is to return the skin color and is it an ongoing treatment? Is it expensive treatment?

Thank you,
Martina.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

Hi qu
Thank you for this information. I am tight with cash but it doesn't seems too expensive, definitely making an appointment with dermatologist to check this up maybe I can apply it around my lips… read more