No I’m not getting married. Today is Friday, the start of the weekend and the start of something new. I am meeting with Jo from Philips later today who will be lending me two Philips BlueControl units. As Philips call it this is an “Innovative blue light treatment of psoriasis”.
Many of you may have spent lots of time staring at the name Philips as they make most of the UVB light bulbs used in light therapy. They have now designed an LED light treatment, BlueControl, which is UV free and the results so far have shown there to be no side effects. It is aimed for people with mild to moderate plaque psoriasis on the legs and arms. Each use takes about 30 minutes, which may sound long if you have quite a few plaques to cover, although you can use this at home and just have it on while having your tea, reading a book, playing a video game or having an afternoon nap.
When I was given the chance to try out the units myself I jumped at it. The thought of a side effect free and convenient treatment was too good an opportunity to miss. Also, the option to continue with your topical treatments is entirely your own choice. So if this means no more sticky ointments or greasy creams I will be very happy. I will be even happier if this works for me.
BlueControl is still being tested and I would be happy to pass your details on if you are interested in trying this out. Philips do ask that you would be willing to communicate with them regulars and be happy to provide before, during and after photos. They are pushing to have BlueControl made available on the NHS so the more people who give positive feedback the better.
So 8th May 2015 marks a new start and possibly new healthy skin for me. There will be continual updates on the blog whether good or bad.
Disclaimer: Please note that I am not employed or paid by Philips. The units remain their property and this is a loan of the equipment.