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Dermatology & Phototherapy Center
Phone: +632 8888 8999 local 3102 and 2307
Email: 
Phototherapy.Center@makatimed.net.ph
Location: 1st Flr., Tower 2

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Service Hours:
Monday to Saturday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM

MCF Dermalaser and Phototherapy


Individuals with skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, mycosis fungoides, psoriasis, vitiligo, and other photo-responsive skin diseases may undergo phototherapy.
 
True to its commitment to be a world-class medical facility, Makati Medical Center developed specialized centers focusing on expert and excellent patient care. In July 2002, the MCF Dermlaser and Phototherapy Center was opened to honor Dr. Manuel C. Fernandez, Sr. And in 2007, the Aesthetic Center was inaugurated and now has two (2) specialty locations: the Skin & Laser Hub located at the MakatiMed Wellness Center (Ayala North Exchange Tower 1) and  Dermatology & Phototherapy Center located at the Tower 1 of Makati Medical Center.
 
Phototherapy treatment offers relief in various skin conditions, including itchiness. Also, it is highly safe and effective. While success rates vary depending on the assessment of the Dermatologist based on the duration, depth, and condition of present dermatological problem, it is recommended to undergo six (6) to nine (9) treatments to start seeing an improvement. The procedure is suitable for pregnant and lactating women, with caution.
 
Phototherapy is a form of treatment which involves exposure to specific wavelengths of ultraviolet radiation (UVR), which is also called ultraviolet light (UVL). This has been proven to be highly effective in the treatment of many skin conditions. The skin is exposed to a UV light source for a set amount of time. The procedure can be done in combination with a medication called psoralen.  The treatment reduces itch and leads to the improvement of skin lesions or wounds with several sessions. An ultraviolet radiation source is also utilized for a given amount of time.  Treatment dosages are determined by the attending dermatologist to avoid complications and adverse reactions.
 
During a treatment, a patient may experience dryness, erythema (redness) due to light exposure, itchiness, mild tingling sensation, and sunburn-like feeling on the skin.
 
The Dermatology & Phototherapy Center accommodates individuals needing complementary treatment for their pathological skin concerns.  It houses two (2) phototherapy units, and one (1) hand and foot UVA (ultraviolet A-rays) phototherapy. Patients may avail a single session of UVA or UVB procedure. Treatment packages are also available which comprise of five (5) phototherapy sessions.    
 
There are forms of treatment that require the use of very strong immunosuppressive drugs, over-the-counter topical medications, steroids, and other systemic drugs. These alternatives are costly, ineffective for a long term use, and have potential serious side effects.
 
Services Offered:
  • Phototherapy
Specific UV wavelengths target the cells in the skin that cause inflammation, itchiness, and redness. The treatment reduces the symptoms and leads to the improvement of skin lesions with several sessions. Treatment dosages are managed carefully by a Dermatologist to prevent complications.
 
  1. Hand and Foot Ultraviolet A (UVA)
  2. Narrowband Ultraviolet B (NB-UVB)
    1. Targeted NB-UVB
  3. PUVA (Psoralen + UVA) Photochemotherapy
    1. Oral PUVA
    2. Soak PUVA
    3. Bath PUVA
 
Chairperson of the Department of Dermatology:
Elsie Reynosa P. Floreza, MD
 
Head of Aesthetic Center
Ma. Purita “Peachy” Paz-Lao, MD
 
Section Head of Dermatology & Phototherapy Center:
Patricia T. Tinio, MD