Atopic Dermatitis

What is Atopic Dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common type of eczema, affecting millions of children and adults worldwide. It’s a chronic condition that can come and go for years or throughout life. In people with AD, for complex reasons science hasn’t fully sorted out, the immune system becomes disordered and overactive.

 This triggers inflammation that damages the skin barrier, leaving it dry and prone to rashes, itching, redness in lighter skin tones or a purple, brown or grayish hue in darker skin tones.

This often leads to a vicious cycle of itching, scratching and more itching that further inflames the immune system and further damages the skin barrier.

Narrowband Therapy for Atopic Dermatits

Narrowband UVB therapy is a second line therapy which is generally prescribed after (1st line) treatments with topical corticosteroids & topical tacrolimus cream have been tried and have failed.

The benefits include reduced itching, calming of inflammation and increased vitamin D production

Phototherapy is used to treat eczema that is all over the body (widespread) or for localized AD (such as hands and feet) that has not improved with topical treatments.

About 70% of people with eczema get better with phototherapy. Some people find that phototherapy puts their AD in a “quiet” state long past the end of the treatment.

***Please note*** – we strongly advise that you keep your GP or Dermatologist aware of any therapy regime and always seek their advice on any treatment of your condition.


The mini-unit is designed for people who suffer from skin conditions on localised areas like patches on arms or legs. It is not suitable for people who are affected over a large body area.                                               

Metalic Canopy

A slightly narrower canopy with 5 x Philips TL01 Narrowband Tubes in total. This unit is suitable for mild to moderate conditions. overing the full length of the body, this unit is suitable for mild to moderate conditions.

Canopy (9)

Full-length canopy for full-body coverage which contains 9 UVB Philips TL01 narrowband tubes, this extra powerful unit is ideal for severe cases of psoriasis, eczema, and vitiligo.                                                  

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