Phototherapy in dermatology is a well-established treatment modality. However, teaching and training on the subject is quite minimal during the training programme and is a topic often neglected at Australian conferences.
Detailed insights into its mechanisms of action presents with better understanding of its working in older indications and efficacy in newer indications.
Phototherapy is used as a monotherapy and combination therapy for several dermatological indications.
Concerns remain about its safety regarding risks pertaining to cutaneous carcinogenesis.
Lack of consensus guidelines in Australia has resulted in very variable protocols across the practices.
The presentation will summarise and review recent literature to address current indications, mechanism of action, safety and recommended protocols to update the audience
Phototherapy in dermatology is a well-established treatment modality.