The Dermfix 1000MX UVB handheld lamp is a unique UVB home phototherapy device providing highly effective treatment of Psoriasis, Vitiligo and Atopic Eczema anywhere on the body. The unit is fitted with a specially developed narrowband UVB 311nm tube as standard. This model has a choice of lenses - and so can be used with or without a comb attachment.
The use of narrow-band UV-B light at around the 311nm wavelength has been well proven in many clinical trials for the treatment of many common skin conditions.
The Dermfix 1000MX features as standard:
* Fitted with Dermfix 9 Watt UVB 311nm tube.
* Health Canada Approved Class IIa Medical Device.
* 1 x Digital LCD timer.
* 1 x Dermfix UV Protection Glasses.
* Includes protective carrycase for transporting.
* Lightweight handheld unit.
* Comb section is removable for use anywhere on the body.
* 2 Year Warranty as standard. (does not include replaceable bulb).
Useful research has been published in the British Medical Journal titled:
Home versus outpatient ultraviolet B phototherapy for mild to severe psoriasis
Objective: To determine whether ultraviolet B phototherapy at home is equally safe and equally effective as ultraviolet B phototherapy in an outpatient setting for patients with psoriasis.
Conclusion: "Ultraviolet B phototherapy administered at home is equally safe and equally effective, both clinically and for quality of life, as ultraviolet B phototherapy administered in an outpatient setting. Furthermore, ultraviolet B phototherapy at home resulted in a lower burden of treatment and led to greater patients’ satisfaction."
Read the full report here:
British Medical Journal UVB
Research from the Department of Dermatology, Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany shows:
"the present study does not provide evidence for an increased skin cancer risk for patients treated with either broadband or narrowband UVB phototherapy"
Click to see the published paper here
Research from Norway concluded:
"Treatment with a UV-B-comb offers a good alternative to topical corticosteroids for patients with scalp psoriasis."
Click to see the published paper here
Psoriasis lamp related research articles (click to view):
Quality of life in psoriasis improves
Cost-effective option for severe psoriasis
Control of moderate-to-severe psoriasis
UV-B phototherapy is a safe and efficacious treatment
Safe and effective treatment for a variety of inflammatory skin diseases
Therapeutic effect of UVB in psoriasis
Narrow-band ultraviolet B (311 nm) in psoriasis
Narrowband UV-B phototherapy, used 3 times weekly
Ultraviolet-B treatment eliminated production of IL-12 messenger RNA
Narrowband UV-B phototherapy clears psoriasis
Eczema related research articles (click to view):
Narrow-band UVB is an effective adjunctive treatment
Narrow-band UVB notably reduced atopic dermatitis after 3 weeks
The beneficial effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation on atopic dermatitis
UVB phototherapy is a valuable and safe therapeutic option
UVB treatment a valuable supplement for the treatment of contact dermatitis.
NB UVB may be considered the first-line photo(chemo)therapeutic option
High dose UV-B in chronic hand eczema
Vitiligo related research articles (click to view):
Narrow-band ultraviolet B is a useful and well-tolerated treatment for vitiligo
UV-B microphototherapy seems highly effective in restoring pigmentation in patients affected by vitiligo
The quality of life significantly improved with narrow-band UVB311 nm phototherapy
treatment of patients with vitiligo with 311-nm UV-B radiation
achieved a nearly complete and cosmetically very satisfying repigmentation
Repigmentation induced with NBUVB is statistically significantly more stable.
We consider phototherapy to be a safe and efficacious modality for the treatment of vitiligo
I have had psoriasis since I was 13 and I am now 55. Nothing has worked for me until this product. You name it I have tried everything. Steroid creams that thinned my skin, nasty lotions that stained my clothes and sheets, creosote smelling treatments for my hair. Over the years there have been times when I have been psoriasis free for no apparent reason, and times when I have had massive flare ups again for no apparent reason. I saw a kineseologist and removing dairy and the nightshade group and various other things helps. I saw the reviews for this product and decided to try it during a particularly bad flare up when I had strayed off my strict diet. I'm convinced diet is the key along with stress but who doesn't have stress, and sometimes I've been psoriasis free when very stressed. Who knows? Anyway this product is working. After 11 applications (every other day) increasing the time each application following the instructions, I am so happy that the skin is now not scaly, or itchy, but pink and flat, and in the centre is paler like normal skin. Takes a while to do it but I just relax. It's worth it. You need to keep doing it, it isn't a permanent cure, I think that's down to diet, but I feel less self conscious about showing my arms now, and I could even wear a skirt which I haven't done for years. Also my scalp psoriasis is much improved. Moisturise well with water based moisturiser such as e45 before and after.
Fantastic device. Nothing else has working for my psoriasis. This unit has done the trick. Not a cure, but as long as I use it regularly it keeps it in check.
Unbelievable ! Have had Psoriasis on hands and feet for 7 years, tried every cream and oil that 3 Dermatologists prescribed - nothing worked. Just 2 weeks of using the Dermfix lamp and it's almost completely cleared up....Wow !!
This is the best product I have ever had for Psoriasis hand down, I would tell everyone to buy it night to day relief.
This product for anyone suffering from Psoriasis will change your life. Think about summer time when you receive more UV rays from the sun and your affliction clears up. Now you can have clear skin all year round. Suggest you use the logbook to record your exposure time and recommend starting at 30 seconds and gradually increase by 5 seconds each session. USE THE PROTECTIVE GLASSES.
Works great cleared me right up in about 1-2 weeks gentle use.
It works but takes a bit of time to see any results
If you are responsive to light therapy this product is amazing! The price is right to be able to do this in the privacy of your own home. The every day trips to the dermatologist's light therapy was no longer an option for me with my work schedule and my psoriasis had gotten bad again. With about two weeks of treatment with this product I would say that my skin is 80-90% clear. A must try!
Perfect, I like it, it works for me
I see very little improvement in my particular case, but I believe this lamp would work well on mild and light cases of psoriasis and eczema. The design and case it comes in are very nice.
This light was at my house in less than 4 days from ordering,when I first tried it it did not light up, I went to check the lamp and accidentally broke the lens cover., totally my fault,turns out the bulb popped out in shipping i wrote back to Dermafix to check a price for a new lens and they sent me one free of charge. Jonathan was great to deal with and fixed me up no questions asked, my wife loves the light as she doesn't have to run to the Dr twice a week,also likes the comb attachment, she had really bad psoriasis, symptoms almost all gone with UV-B therapy
I have been using this UVB lamp for my eczema on my hand and fingers since 2 weeks now... i can honestly say that i can see a huge difference already! I am very happy with this purchase! Was worth every penny!
Excellent product, my son skin is getting clear.
what I have been searching for Delivery soon, something good, have the effect. Very good seller. Thank you. My colleagues are very like. Oh come again next time I would tell my friend about this, he need one. Love them so far It was perfect for the occasion thank you Good sellers, it is very good. I would definitely recommend purchasing especially for the low price and you will not be disappointed.
Great product, easy to use and well made complete with storage case
Works like a dream for treating my psoriasis. Sun exposure always helped with my psoriasis so was not surprised that I started seeing results after only a couple treatments with this product. Also very impressed with the customer service and the very fast shipping. One of the lens covers was damaged when I received the product but after talking to Dermfix Limited, they shipped me a new lens for no extra charge. Received the new lens 2 days after complaint. Very happy with product and service!
Been using it for 2 weeks and can see a noticeable reduction in my psoriasis.
Awesome. Keeping my son's psoriasis under control. Robust as well.
I'm in the massage industry and I've had atopic dermatitis (eczema) on my hands for over a year now. My dermatologist actually recommended this product on Amazon. I've now had my Dermfix for 3 months and my eczema is noticeably better. I'll be honest and admit It's been over a month with not using it on a regular treatment schedule but even so I really haven't had deep cracks in my fingers like I used to. I used the light for 2 weeks every other day increasing my time like the booklet provided and recommended for my fair skin type. I'm really confident (only speaking for myself) if I were to use this for 2 months every other day and then continued with a maintenance schedule when needed that my eczema flairups would be less frequent.
This may or may not be the answer to your psoriasis/eczema concerns but if your in a place of total frustration on spending a lot of money for steroid creams, hand lotions and just about changing every household cleaner and shampoo's to all natural and scent free products then I think this is worth the money and the chance on providing some relief from the itch!!
Works well. Not quite as good as powerful as the dermatologist's office but is definitely effective.
Seeing healing already after 2 weeks.
Worked very well. Cleared psoriasis up within a couple of months.
Lamp came right on time, its very professional looking. After a week of treatments i am seeing improvement in my skin. But be careful, really calculate the exposure time, and use the timer!! I gave myself such a sore burn down my side which took up to a week to heal! Other than that, the device works great!
I love it. Just been using it for a week and I see a big difference.
Excellent UV light for my psoriasis. I start to see the effect after 2 days! However, if you have small spots all over the body like me, it will take a while to do the whole body, I say a good 45 mins. The build quality is pretty good. It does get a little warm after using it for 30 mins or so. I used to have to go to the Skin Care Centre times a week but now I don't have to! You're paying a premium for convenience, which is worth the money in my opinion.
This works for psoriasis, in fact it's the only thing that works for me after having this pain in the neck disease my entire adult life. One warning though, be very careful to keep the bulbs at least 1 inch from skin. I made the mistake of not calculating the curves of my elbow area (must have been closer than 1 inch in certain parts) and ended up with quite a nasty burn after only 4 mins. Start slow and use for frequent short periods instead of full 4 min periods as this is a powerful little lamp especially if you have fair skin like I do.
All good, works as advertised, on time delivery etc. Seems to be of good construction, works well
There has been a noticible improvent with only a few weeks treatment.
One point of caution do not over expose your skin it will give you a "sunBURN" it is UV, burns will show up after several hours or the next day. Start with 30 seconds per spot and work your way up it will be much safer.
This unit is easy to operate but the included timer can be annoying to use, a smartphone timer is better.
I have only had this a few weeks but seems to be some improvement over any topical creams I have used. Still too early to tell.
Excellent quality!!! In time delivery!!! Thanks a lot!!!
Great. Works well, doesn't get rid of all of psoriasis patches, some are stubborn, but reduces inflammation considerably and most spots.
Overall I'm satisfied with this unit. It does help and I have moderate eczema on my hand, although I do go longer than the 5 minutes you are supposed to. Glad I bought this. My only complaint is that its all plastic and not necessarily durable. Don't drop it like i did.
Very good, has gotten better, but still there, but at least 60% better.
Was a little worried the lamp would be cheaply made but I was pleasantly surprised at the solid construction. The comb attachment seems very sturdy and would probably only break if it was dropped. The lamp itself also has a nice long cord (about 7 ft). Comes with a hard shell case, glasses, timer, spare lens cover, and the lamp.
March 2016 update - well its been almost 3 months and I've noticed significant skin clearing. I've been using it 3 or 4 times a week and it's working awesome. Areas that were not bad to start with have completely cleared, while tougher areas I've had for more than 20 years are slowly getting better. I'm up to 2 mins per spot. Start slow and work your way up, I've burned myself a few times. Definitely buy this if you have skin problems. :)
For my husband who has severe psoriasis on his hands including deep cuts. Seems to be helping; he uses a specialized cream from a dermatologist along with the light, so far so good and worth the cost. Shipped in good condition and as described.
I only used it once so far and it has already reduced/eliminated the itchy patches on my eczema and psoriasis. Can't wait to see the results of the 4-6 week program!
It's was for my girlfriend and she already see a difference for her dry hands!
J utilise quotidiennement se produit en toute sécurité et j attends la résultat
I have eczema and after 2 weeks of treatment, I could see a difference! The itch and inflammation began to subside!
NB-UVB rays suppress TH2 activity in the immune system of our skin. Thank you Dermfix for making this available for us eczema sufferers!
I suffer from really bad seborrheic dermatitis and despite being hesitent to buy such an expensive item as i was uncertain if it would work or not, my condition was getting really bad and i was getting desperate. I have only been using it for only a month now but so far the results are pretty good. my condition has almost completely cleared up. I did manage to give myself a spot of sunburn at first but that was an isolated inccident. I have yet to see the long term effects but overall if used correctly and if you actually read the instructions first, this unit is well worth the price. I only wish i had bought one years ago.
Superb Quality very well made and very easy to use and does the job very well indeed.
My Excema, which I've had for 2 years, has now (miraculously) 99% cleared up and I now just give myself a "maintenance"does
each day. I would certainly recommend this item for anyone!
I love it. My psoriasis clears up in the sun and if I keep on top of it with this lamp (3x a week) it totally does the trick. So happy with it!
I bought this quietly hopeful that there is something 'in' the positive reviews of this product-and after 20 uses i haven't been let down. I do well from exposing my skin to sun-so every year i go to india and roll around on the beach for 6 weeks and my psoriasis starts clearing after a month- on my return after a few months the patches come back. This product is proving to be much more effective than the sun in terms of the amount of time it takes to clear. I have emerging patches that have started to reapear after my last trip to thailand- with the dermafix it need only 30 seconds to beat them back -the stubborn patches are improving vastly too. Its changed my whole outlook on life- really!
Very well made, comes in a sturdy case. Plenty of accessories including safety glasses, comb attachment which can be used all the time as it makes sure the light is kept at the optimum distance from the skin.There was a stopwatch timer included as well as very clear instructions on how long each session should last.
The improvement has been very good. It was being used to treat pustular psoriasis and found within a two weeks there were signifigant patches that did clear up.
Overall it was well worth trying as it helped when all the creams and lotions were all hit and miss. Some of them aggravating the problem.
As has been said before, be careful that you do not overdo the treatments. It is easy to do and we found out for us that spacing them out every other day worked best and if it looked a bit red or sensitive then we would leave it for a day then resume at the same treatment time as the one before. We would only increase the duration when it didn't look like it was burning or sensitive.
seems to be helping my grandsons condition
*Initial Review after 4 weeks usage and then update at 8 and 12 weeks:
1. Initial Review
Firstly, as most sufferers know, psoriasis does not have a 'one size fits all' treatment regime. I've suffered mild to moderate psoriasis (and some eczema) on arms, legs and trunk for 18 years. I tried most everything to cure it, and I know that in my case, some things worsen it (certain soaps, certain fabrics, extreme cold), and some things improve it a little (high dose paracetamol, topical steroid, dermatological moisturisers, sunshine), but absolutely nothing prevents it from flaring up 'unannounced'. My treatment of choice for all these years - prescribed by my dermatologist - has been a strong topical steroid applied at the first sign, but over the years - as a well known side-effect - the steroid has definitely had an adverse impact on my skin. For no apparent reason, 6 months ago I suffered the worst outbreak I've had in 10 years and so I decided I was overdue to try something new and as I'm very hesitant to try these immune-suppressor drugs, I thought I would try a UV-lamp and this Dermfix product seemed to be available at a reasonable price-point - especially as I realized it may not work for me.
After 4 weeks I see a roughly 40% improvement, but its too early to say whether the lamp is a minor or major contributor to this, or whether its merely the end of a cyclical flare-up - only time will tell and I will post an update in a another month. But I will say, that my gut feel after this initial period is that it is having a positive impact.
Some points on the product itself:
* The bulb was lose when the unit it arrived and initially I assumed it was broken. Removing the fitted plate (one screw) and a little push snapped the bulb into position.
* Read the manual - of course I rushed in without proper review and managed to burn myself the first time. As I'm a fair skinned northern European each 'application' initially can only last 30 to 40 seconds and areas of skin that don't normally see the 'light of day' even less...
* You have to be patient because the light beam only covers maybe 10 sq inches, so you need to work your way over patches carefully. I have been setting aside 45 minutes a day.
* One product 'defect' in my mind is that that the heavy plug adapter cannot be detached from the light-wand, meaning its a bit of a pain to store - but if it turns out to work, then no problem.
* Make sure you wear the glasses that they supply.
* The timer that they supply isn't much good so you might want to invest in a better 'count-down' timer
I want to emphasize that in this trial period, I am still using the steroid cream on any fresh outbreaks - but have experimented with just one cream application followed by the light therapy. After the first two weeks, fresh outbreaks in treated areas are down by about half.
So to summarize, my initial reaction is positive - but I am using this as another 'tool in the toolbox' - at this point its unrealistic to give up with other treatments and regimes, unless you are advised to do so by your dermatologist. For the record, I confirm I have no connection to the manufacturer of this lamp, or any other healthcare product.
2. Update after around 8 weeks of use - 5 days a week (2 break days):
I appear to be getting good use from this product; plaques have reduced by around 80% overall - although its not possible to say that the lamp is the direct cause of this remission, it does *feel* likely; I notice darker skin patches where the plaques were and I assume this is a slight tanning effect. Equally positive, I haven't had to use much topical steroid cream for several weeks and this is a big bonus after so many years.
On the downside, I took the unit with me overseas on a long-haul flight and one thing that was a disappointment relates to its apparent fragility. On arriving at my destination in Asia, I found that the reflector had separated from the back of the unit. Close inspection showed that it was just mounted on 6 spikes with daubs of sealant. A bit of DIY with super-glue fixed it, but nevertheless it was a little discouraging. Of course if the unit works in the longer term, I'd still pay the going rate for a replacement - currently about what I spend on Coffee each month. So if you intend to travel with it either take it in hand-luggage or wrap it well.
3. Update after 12 weeks
Plaques remain substantially reduced - perhaps at 5% to 10% of prior level and previously impacted skin is in much better condition, probably due to almost no application of steroid cream. I have continued to use the lamp every other day at just 30 seconds per treated area. I see this as a preventative measure, most areas remain free of any recurrence of psoriasis. Its impossible to attribute this drastic improvement solely to this lamp, because that would be unscientific. However, given that nothing else has changed, the balance of probability is that the lamp is having a positive impact so far, and so I think the only conclusion is that its worth a try; while I'm sure different people will see different levels of results, it seems like a small investment to take a chance on.
I have bought this lamp for my vitiligo and its been one month when I started treatment. I can see return of pigmentation on white patches but Im using it together with Vitix gel. im happy witch the purchase so far.
I bought this for my scalp psoriasis and vitamin d deficiency.
I have been using it for 4 weeks now and I can see a small improvement.
It has lost a couple of teeth on the comb already but is fairly robust.
Great product for isolated outbreaks which is easy to use and works for me. All itchiness has gone within a short time.
I bought this from the manufactures website for my teenage daughter whose really unsightly Psoriasis was widespread over back of neck, back, backs of legs, stomach and even scalp!
It was quite miraculous how rapid the results are!
After just two or three applications this was visibly paler and flatter.
Now the leg patches are just pale flat normal skin.
Highly recommended but may take a bit longer to respond on thicker patches such as knees or elbows.
Money well spent!
Having had psoriasis for 20years on elbows kness and scalp and having tested everything on the market I wasn't sure whether or not to purchase this product butI am so glad I did. After using this for 3wks 5 times a week started at 1min per area now upto 3mins per area I have notice a big difference my psoriasis seems to be going no itching anymore and for the first time in many years I am using a normal shampoo. This is the first time I have wrote a review on any product but I am so impressed and noing how bad psoriasis affects peoples life I wanted to share my experience with this product.
Has lived up to expectations. After just over 3 weeks use - 2 days on, one day off - starting at 1 minute and increasing by 15 seconds each time, have noticed a remarkable improvement. Not sure if it will totally clear stubborn patches of psoriasis but very pleased with results so far. Can be time consuming because of the small areas treated but worth the effort. Also very important to apply a good moisturising cream on treated areas several times a day.
My psoriasis has always responded very well to sunlight & I have, in the past, had a number of series of UV treatments at hospital - all worked well, but at my local hospital I was only allowed a certain number sessions, which helped to improve my skin, but never cleared it completely (when treated while living abroad, my treatment was not stopped until the skin looked and felt normal again & this lasted for a very long time until an allergy caused it to flare up again).
Knowing this and feeling quite depressed at the thought of having to bare my ugly skin in public while on holiday (or suffer overdressed in the heat), I decided to invest in this hand held lamp. Yes, it can be quite time consuming using it if you have large patches to cover and yes, you have to really give it time, weeks in fact, before you reap the benefits, but for me it has been a very worthwhile investment.
I used the lamp on two very large, stubborn patches on my outer calves, which had been there for a number of years, despite my having been on a string of medication including Methotrexate, Leflunomide & biologics therapy. The first few times I used the lamp, my skin continued to be inflamed & itchy, but within a week had begun to be less inflamed. Gradually over a period of about 4-6 weeks the patches began to become less flakey & less itchy and appeared far less raised than before. By the time I went on holiday I felt confident enough to wear dresses & shorts in public & with the overall tan I had from the lovely sunny weather in the UK before we went, you could hardly see the patches at all.
Now, 3 months from starting using the lamp, I have reduced the use to only once or twice a week & have reduced the time too. The patches are more or less gone (I can still see them faintly & can feel a slight difference in the skin too), but I am very happy.
I am well aware of the risks involved in using UV light & my Drs will probably not be particularly happy about it, however, for me personally, this has given me a better quality of life & heaps more confidence, so the benefits outweigh the risks. In fact I wish I had bought one years ago - then i could have enjoyed wearing more dresses, skirts & shorts rather than always covering up with trousers!
I have suffered with psoriasis for several years and had all the treatments going.
I spoke with Androv Medical team about the psoriasis lamp to get further details and was very impressed with the teams knowledge and detail provided.
I therefore purchased this item and the results have been amazing. It helps to prevent and keep psoriasis under control and all from the comfort of your own home. I don't normally write reviews but I was so impressed with this product that I wanted to share my feedback.
I would highly recommend this item its fantastic.
I have been using the Dermfix 1000MX lamp for a couple of months now and I am very pleased with the results. First impressions when I received the lamp was that the whole package is well designed and contains all you need, the lamp comes in a good quality carrying case and includes the lamp, instructions, a timer, protective glasses, comb attachment and protective cover. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow, I have found that using the comb attachment is a simple way of ensuring that the lamp is the correct distance from the skin. I followed the instructions and started off with 1 minute treatments and have gradually extended the time to 2 minutes. By sticking to the recommended times I have not suffered with any burning or redness.
After 2 weeks of use I could see a big improvement in my Psoriasis, flaky skin was reduced as was the redness. After 5 weeks some areas have completely healed allowing me to use the lamp less frequently. I have had patches of Psoriasis for 30 years and prior to using the lamp I had been concerned about the regular use of creams, at certain periods I had been using steroid creams on a daily basis, the regular use of steroid creams is not advisable. Since using the lamp I have not needed to use any creams.
I would certainly recommend this product.
I have been using this product for psoriasis for a couple of months in combination with Dovobet. I had high expectations after some reviews and to be honest the light didn't have the immediate results I had (perhaps naively) expected. However, after a couple of months regular use my scab/plaque is nearly completely gone and the level of itching is nothing compared to what it was. I still have a red mark on my skin but I had a large area on the back of my right lower calf which has shown very significant improvement. Do not regret the purchase of this lamp for one second and would encourage others to try it.
I was a little skeptical when researching this lamp as to weather it would actually make any difference to my psoriasis,i have gutate psoriasis and some small patches of standard psoriasis.I went straight in at 1 min per patch,then my next 2 treatments i upped it by 30 seconds each.So 2 minutes per area by the third day.My patches has much less flakiness,the redness has gone to a pinky colour and itchiness has virtually gone! The skin around the psoriasis is a little brown but that settles back to normal anyway,it is just a tanning effect i suppose.My belly button was full of P and itched constantly as it is a deep type belly button and this lamp has been like a miracle for me,the relief is amazing.I will never sell this lamp even when clear as i always want the security of knowing i can get rid of any P that shows up.I am going to up my time to 4 mins in 30 second increments,it is time consuming but i use the timer provided and just watch tv at the same time so it is no problem.
Having suffered with ugly psoriasis scars for years this lamp cleared them in 2 weeks - absolutely amazing and worth every penny.
Was treating psoriasis on torso with Dovobet prescribed by doctor but not safe to use ointment on face so purchased the subject UV lamp. Amazed and delighted to discover it works much faster and better than prescribed ointment. I am Engineering Designer (long retired) and have nothing but praise for the quality and design of this instrument. If you have psoriasis I recommend this product.
It is fantastic. I can not believe how well it works.Slowly build the time up.It has removed psoriasis that has been stubborn for at least 10 years. If I had know how good this product was I would have bought one sooner. It is better than the sun bed at removing stubborn psoriasis I am very happy with the amount I paid and feel that it was worth every penny.
Thank you x
Thought I would come back and write a second review on this item. ABsolutely delighted with this product. After only five days the skin on my elbows has completely cleared with the patches on my hands and knees following closely behind. I had tried everything before I discovered this product with no avail. If you are considering buying this product to clear your psoriasis do it NOW I would have paid double the price for it. So happy
this can be used to treat some skin conditions, it is cheaper on the sellers site but i still chose amazon, why share my details and amazon is a company i would support. the dermfix came with goggles and comb attachment for scalp psoriasis. I bought this as a present for a suffer, they have gotten somewhat better.
I've been suffering on and off with eczma for years now and have always used a precription cream (betnovate) which, I'd had to slap on for days/ weeks, sometimes wearing cotton gloves and wrapping my legs in cling film of a night time in order to enhance the efficacy of the cream. The mind bending itching would stop for a while but eventually it would recur taking me back to square one. No matter how early I 'caught' an episode, it seemed to have to fully 'bloom' no matter how soon I got the cream on it. This is not news for anyone who is prone to eczma attacks. However, I had noticed that when I spent some time in the sun, any eczma areas exposed to it always improved. No chance of too much sun in the UK so autmn and winter months could be miserable. Then I saw on line the Dermfix 1000MX UV-B Lamp which in my mind says 'sun lamp', kind of. The reviews seemed to make more of the psoriasis benefits but, when you are desperate (and I was desperate), I thought I'd give it a chance as it seemed to line up with my sunny day experiences. I had seen it advertised cheaper on one or two sites elsewhere but they did not include the safety googles in the price (and you DO need the safety goggles). It arrived very well packaged and on time. After two days use (ie days one and three) the itching had begun to subside and by the end of six days use the eczma blooms had paled. The timer they included also keeps you on the safe side and I would strongly recommend it's use. So all in all it does what it says on the tin and I would have paid the price over again to alleviate the itching, but if you suffer from eczma you'll know that any way. Thank you Dermfix.
I was recently bought this as a gift from my parents. I(Used to!) have small, acute areas of plaque Psoriasis on my knees, Elbows and knuckles. The sun has always worked wonders for my Eczema, so I though I'd give it a go.
I'd recently finished a course of topical cream and the Psoriasis soon started to kick again. The lamp arrived well packed and in good time. It comes in a sturdy travel case and includes a comb (for scalp conditions), a timer and some UV glasses.
Instructions were included, but only had information about safety and maintenance. There were no guidelines on how to actually use the lamp - only a message advising to use under the guidence from your dermatolgoist.I imagine this is simpley there to cover the producer legally. After a few internet searches looking for other peoples experiences on usage, I determined that 2 mins of use evry other day was the norm. I've been using this method for the last 2 weeks and haven't seen the Psoriasis since! I always use the timer and am careful not to over do it - I've no doubt you could get burnt with over use (+ the obvious risks with overexposure to UV Rays!). Always moisturise the areas after use.
As other users have said, this product is really only suited to small areas of skin - For me its perfect. Highly recomended.
The lamp is approx 20 long, feels well built and comes with a useful cord around 3m long. The double UVB buld is protected by a comb adaptor which also serves to prevent the lamp being in too close contact with the skin. The lamp and mains adaptor come supplied in a tough plastic carry case which is very useful for protecting the lamp if you travel a lot, as I do. Also supplied are a pair of good quality protective wrap around goggles.
I suffer from affected areas mainly on the outer calves, a small area on each elbow and 5 very small patches on my scalp. I have tried various topical solutions, creams, wash gels/soaps and also acupuncture all with very minor benefits.
After using the lamp (as per the instructions) for just two weeks now, the results are amazing. The rough & flaky skin on my elbows has virtually disappeared, although the underlying skin is still somewhat darker than normal. The affected areas on my claves are also responding very well, with far less flakiness and are quite smooth after applying a good cream after the light treatment.
I am using the lamp according to the instructions, each affected area between 2-3 minutes and treating two days running and then missing the third.
Be careful not to exceed the recommended exposure - although this is only a small lamp, the exposure is very strong and sensitive areas can burn easily.
Highly recommended product!
I purchased one of these after coming back several times to look at them and not wanting to waste money on another gadget that didn't work.
I noticed a significant improvement on a patch on my leg due to the sun after spending some time in shorts last summer, and this pushed me into buying one. I have used the lamp for about 6 weeks now and another patch I had at the bottom of my back has virtually disappeared due to treatment with the lamp.
The one down side is the lamp can only do one area at a time (approx 10 cm) and the treatment is for approx 4 mins, so if your psoriasis is servere it could take some time to treat, Anyway, it worked for me.....