Tampa dermatologist’s use of phototherapy treatment stimulates 11-year-old’s hair growth

Through the use of Psoria-Light, Dr. Seth Forman helped reverse a young girl’s hair loss due to alopecia areata without harmful side effects

(PR NewsChannel) / September 19, 2012 / TAMPA, Fla. 

Tampa dermatologist Forman dermatology and skin cancer instituteAfter rapidly losing her hair at 11 years old, Zoe Cass went to Tampa dermatologist Dr. Seth Forman for help. At Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, she learned she had alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes round patches of hair loss that eventually lead to total hair loss.

Due to the Tampa dermatologist’s use of advanced technologies like Psoria-Light®, Cass now has regained most of the hair she had lost.

When contemplating treatment options, Forman realized that traditional steroid injections to the affected area would be too dangerous for Cass. So the Tampa dermatologist decided that applying psoralen, a natural compound applied to the scalp, with targeted, narrowband UVA rays from a hand-held UV device known as Psoria-Light®, or PUVA (psoralen + UVA), was the best option.

“When we started the target PUVA treatments, she was experiencing hair loss on 50 percent of her scalp,” says the Tampa dermatologist. “Now, she has long hair, and the patches that experienced hair loss have regained growth.”

Forman was able to stimulate healthy hair growth with minimal side effects through the use of Psoria-Light®, a technology created by Psoria-Shield, a pioneering company in UV technology. The Tampa dermatologist believes this breakthrough use of PUVA combination treatment shows how versatile and effective phototherapy can be for those living with UV treatable skin conditions.

Because of Forman’s diligence in adopting new technologies like Psoria-Light, individuals with skin conditions, such as psoriasis and vitiligo, now have minimally invasive, nontoxic treatment options.

For more on Dr. Seth Forman, phototherapy treatments and Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, please visit: http://www.formanderm.com

For more information about Psoria-Light, please visit: http://www.psoria-shield.com/what-psoria-light

About Dr. Seth Forman: Dr. Forman is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Tampa, Florida. He was voted the “Best Dermatologist in Carrollwood” in August 2011 by the Carrollwood News and Tribune. In December 2011, he opened his new Tampa dermatology office, Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, where he gives psoriasis sufferers access to the latest treatment options, including topical and oral medications, as well as biological and phototherapy. Dr. Forman is one of the few Tampa dermatologists to offer narrowband light therapy, which uses pharmaceutical grade light to suppress psoriasis. He’s also one of the few board-certified dermatologists in the U.S. to use the SRT-100 radiotherapy to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.

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