Tanning Bed Treatments for Eczema

Tanning Your Way To Healthy Skin

While your doctor may provide specific instructions about what type of light therapy procedure you will follow, for mild to mid-range eczema, a tanning bed uses a combination of UVA and UVB light bulbs to mimic the effects of the sun. Although you may need more of one and less of another, some tanning beds allow you to adjust the levels of UVA and UVB. If this method of light therapy works, your doctor may prescribe a few sessions at the tanning salon to help cure your eczema.

Based on what your doctor prescribes, you may need a few minutes of controlled UV exposure two to three times a week for several months. There is no cure for eczema, and the amount of time your treatment takes to control your eczema will vary based on severity and response.