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.
Having suffered with ugly psoriasis scars for years this lamp cleared them in 2 weeks - absolutely amazing and worth every penny.
I've been suffering on and off with eczma for years now and have always used a precription cream 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.
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
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.....
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!