Vitamin D Deficiency - Dermalight 500 UVB - VAT agreement:
Ex Tax: £1,199.00
- Brand: Dr Hoenle
- Product Code: LTDRH003A
Studies have found that in the winter, when there is less available sunlight; vitamin D deficiencies often get worse. It is estimated that 1 in 5 adults and around 1 in 6 children in the UK are vitamin D deficient. This accounts around up to 10 million people according to Public Health findings.
The recommended daily amount (RDA) of vitamin D in the UK is just 5mcg (200 IU) per day, although the requirements can go up to 25mcg (1000 units) during winter. Not having enough of vitamin D can cause lots of problems such as fatigue, bone pain, muscle pain, joint pain, migraines, skin pigmentation problems and even rickets.
The treatment for vitamin D normally takes the form of Medication (Vitamin D Pills) and Light therapy. However, the problem with those pills or supplements is that people may be allergic to supplements. Pills / Supplements also tend to increase the sugar level and can be problematic for diabetic’s persons. Although very uncommon, an excessive intake of vitamin pills can cause vitamin D toxicity which can lead to hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium in the blood).
This condition can cause serious problems, such as kidney failure, abnormal heart rhythms, and coma. On the other hand, light therapy is more effective than pills and can take the form of UVB & UVA light therapy. However, narrowband UVB therapy has been shown to be the more effective of both- it is just as effective as UVA and carries no risk- it is non-invasive and has been shown to be non-carcinogenic.
The Dermalight 500 from Dr Honele (A German Company with many years of experience in the field of light therapy) can be of great help if you suffer from Vitamin D deficiencies. This unit makes use of UVB radiation which helps to produce Vitamin D in the body. The dermalight 500 is also very easy and safe for use. This unit makes use of a German Technology and is a medically certified unit. It uses 6 UVB Bulbs (311 mm narrow spectrum) and can cover a wider area. With its 2 years warranty, the Dermalight 500 is here to perform.
Vitamin D Absorption Rate:
The absorption rate differs from one person to another. It depends on genes, skin type, BMI, area of the body and irradiation time. It also depends on how much Vitamin D is built with the Dermalight 500. Recent studies show have shown that Vitamin D level increases every day.
Vitamin D is absorbed via theskin, eyes and nutrition. There is a Vitamin D receptor in nearly every cell. For Example:
Vitamin D absorption via the skin: The UVB-part of the incident sunlight, which is invisible for the human eye, penetrates the upper layer of the skin and photolysis cholesterol into the pre-vitamin D3, which converts to Vitamin D3 through warmth at the same time. The liver converts D3 into 25-OH-D (calcidiol). This is a form of Vitamin D which circulates in the blood and is passed on to the kidney and cells in the form of enzymes for the formation of Vitamin D.
What does the Dermalight 500 treats?
• PUVA treatment
• Atopic dermatitis
• Vitamin D Defficiency
• Microprocessor control with dosage limitation and safety shut-down
• Alternatively time or dosage control
• Elapsed hour counter
• Variable, applicable UV-irradiation unit
• Special reflectors afford short treatment times
• Plexiglass window in front of the lamps protect from direct contact and is, furthermore, hygienic and easy to clean
• Integrated shut-down of safeness temperature
• Compliancy of all legal regulations and standards
• Modern and adequate design
• Medically Certified Unit
• 2 years warranty
• The Dermalight-500 311nm UVB phototherapy lamp is suitable for professional and private use.
• The Unit can be used to treat various parts of the body
• Treatment time varies from one individual to another; depending upon your skin problem
The integrated microprocessor control allows a proper adjustment of treatment time and dosage respectively. The lamps cut off automatically after the expiration of the chosen treatment time. So, this guarantees no overdose of light treatment. In case of a break down or you have to interrupt your treatment, the remaining time will be stored for your next session. With its high UV-intensity, the treatment time are reduced and this significantly reduces the formation of erythema and the cumulative dose.
Technical data / product characteristics:
• Dimensions (L x W x D) 490 x 310 x 110 mm
• Power input : 100 watt
• Weight : approx 6 kg
• Power Supply : 230 V/ 50 Hz
• 2 lamps