Patient Stories

A collection of
testimonials
customers have
shared with us
over the years.

Patient Stories

A collection of
testimonials
customers have
shared with us
over the years.

It is our greatest pleasure to hear the success stories of our customers, and a great source of inspiration. This is a sample of some of the comments we have received in the last few years or so, generally in chronological order. Most of these are “cut & paste” from emails. In some cases, minor editing has been done to remove personal items and improve readability. All initials have been changed in keeping with our privacy policy. Text in [square brackets] was added by Solarc.

SolRx devices are used mostly for the treatment of psoriasis, so most of these comments are related to psoriasis. Where other skin diseases have been treated (such as vitiligo, eczema or vitamin D3), indication is given. 

My hands before and after narrowband UV Light therapy using the Solarc Systems 550 hand and foot machine. These results are after a mere 7 weeks of treatment.

Rick, AB, Canada

Psoriasis patient

I am happy to report that the Phototherapy lamp unit (1000 series, six foot, 10 bulb panel) has worked very well for me. After receiving the unit in late January, 2015, I proceed to use the unit every other day for a period of time (Feb-Mar). By the end of March, 2015 my condition had improved to the point that for April and May I used the unit only three times per week. May 20th was the last time I used the unit as my condition has cleared. My reason for using the unit was to clear the itchy red bumps called Grover’s Disease. It is a transient disease. In previous outbreaks I had been treated at the doctors (dermatologist) office. However, Medicare refused to cover the treatment this time. Consequently, with my doctors approval, I purchased your unit. I will be going back to the doctor tomorrow for a checkup. However, I’m happy to report that, for the present, I am clear of the problem. I has no problem with the device or the user’s manual. However, the goggles were difficult. The tab on the sides which fit over the nose were painful to the skin. I used the goggles I had received from my doctor for when I was receiving treatments there. I followed the advice in the manual and increased my exposure time gradually to a total of nine minutes. No burns or other problems. So, in summary, the device worked very well for me. You may use my feedback in your marketing.

David, Ohio, USA

Transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease) patient

The skin issue seems to be a combination of pruritus secondary to age and medications, and angioedema secondary to one of my drugs (which I stopped). Nevertheless the phototherapy definitely helped the itch, and now I am trying to just use the sun! I shall likely use the device again in the fall, when there is less sun exposure possible.  I am a physician and I have not yet addressed this with my GP.

Your company was suggested to me by a colleague, who herself has Psoriasis, during a morning seminar. 

The areas I have treated are clearly better than those I have not (the worst itch is on my forearms which are well controlled) but I tend to be too lazy to properly treat my back (the wand is a little too small for that, although I get a larger exposure by standing further away and using a longer exposure time.

All in all, I am quite happy with it.

Brian, ON, Canada

Ezcema patient

LD1LD2I would like to say that I am very pleased with this device. I have had no problems with this equipment at all and it works very well at keeping my skin condition in check. It has enabled me to treat my condition at home rather than making a two hour trip to the Doctor 2 to 3 times a week. I suffer from a skin condition that the 4 different Dermatologist’s I have seen are unable to determine the cause or even classify it as anything other than some sort of “Dermitits”.
I have included some pictures taken in 2010 when the problem first appeared. Early treatment included different drugs such as High doses Prednisone and Cellcept. I stopped the use of these drugs due to the dangerous side affects associated with them. My doctor then started me on the NB UVB treatment which worked very well after about 3 months.
However, as I mentioned earlier, the drive time was a killer so I stopped after about 9 months hoping the problem had been cured. Not so, the skin lesions returned although not as bad but still bad enough. I then purchased your product and began treatment as soon as it arrived I purchased this device out of my own pocket because my insurance would not cover it (Kaiser Permanente of California). But that’s is ok. It is worth every penny I paid. I followed the user manual guide lines for treatment times and after about 2 months my condition improved by 90%. It is almost non existent with only an occasional outbreak that is very slight. It takes a little longer and I have to change positions 3 or 4 times during treatment than the unit at the doctor’s office, which was a fully enclosed unit. Other than that it woks just as well. I am currently in the maintenance phase of treatment. My treatment time is; 3min 30sec front facing, 3min 30sec rear facing and 2min 40sec side facing(each side). Treatments are 2 or 3 times a week as needed. I have had no burning or discomfort. As I stated before I have had no problems with the device it works perfectly. It was easy to unpack and setup and I am very happy. You are welcome to use any portion of this feedback for your marketing materials including the enclosed pictures.

Larry, CA, USA

Psoriasis patient

My treatments are highly successful. In all honesty, SolArc owners manual and sales rep Gary have been more helpful to me than any MD I’ve seen. I believe your home equipment is superior to the National Biological clinical equipment I’ve used at the local University Dermatology Department.

I experienced an ongoing problem with the University Dermatologists and their insistence on treating with a One Size Fits All approach. At the clinic I experienced frequent NBUVB burns and constant bullying for not being able to receive “a full therapeutic dose.” Fortunately, one of the Dermatologists is reasonable and responsive to my treatment concerns regarding CTLC-MF (Mycosis Fungoides) diagnosis. While my regular Dermatologist would like me to accept corticol-steroid and chemo drug treatments, she is supportive in treating with NBUVB only.

Update: I started Psoriasis Protocol from your manual using the Expandable M1 + 2A set up. Exposure time increased much slower than protocol suggests, finally reaching 2:05 two x per week by the end of the second month. By the end of the second month, my skin was 95% clear. While skin will occasionally react to tx with a mild warm reddening that passes within a few hours, I have experienced absolutely no skin burns from home treatment.

I maintain at 2:05 one x per week and my skin is beautifully clear and completely comfortable. I do not see oncologist, but visit my skin doc 2-3 times a year. She is quite impressed with results and recommends that I continue with present protocol.

Cate, NM, USA

CTCL-MF patient

I would say my condition has improved about 98%!! I write this with tears of joy! I have worn shorts this summer and a short sleeved shirt to work even!! My husband can’t stop touching my smooth back and legs! BEST THING EVER!! I am approaching my maintenance phase! I am so thrilled by this. 

My nose was getting burned slightly when I would up my time. I have since just increased my time by 5 seconds instead of 10 and this seems to have helped tremendously. I am currently at 2.35 per side, 3 days a week.

My overall experience was amazing!! The gentleman I talked to and asked questions to prior to my purchase was so patient and kind when dealing with me. He even handled my crying like a champ (tears of joy, but still!!). The system came in so quickly and has changed my life and has got me excited about summer for the first time in my life!

Tammy, AB, Canada

Psoriasis patient

I find the unit is doing well for me and improving the pigment in my skin. I still have the problem of being away from home a lot which results in my having to reduce my exposure each time I return. I find its good to have the unit at my home as this allows me to take the treatment at my convenience.

Ryan, CA, USA

Vitiligo patient

I absolutely love my lights would never live without them. My skin has cleared up by 90 percent in a year. Scalp still an issue but not as bad as it was. Need to shave hair off to clear completely lol. Use every second day now, turn four times for 1:55sec. Each turn. So happy with my purchase it may have cost me with no insurance but was well worth the initial price. Thank you so much for your assistance and follow up. Theresa, ON, Canada

Psoriasis patient

From 2003 to 2013, the eczema on the back of my calves was getting progressively worse. At Christmas 2012, living in Toronto, I had to wrap my legs with tensor bandages that went under my jeans before going outside. In October 2013, I began using Solarc’s 6 foot tall UVB narrowband lamps (I have 2) and that winter my skin condition was gone and remains gone! Further, I was doing research on Vitamin D and I got my vitamin D blood levels tested in April 2013 and it was the most deficient possible result: 25 nmol/l. In May 2015, after an 8 month stretch of very consistent Solarc lamp sessions, my vitamin D tested at 140 nmol/l. 140 is considered in the optimal range by many progressive health care practitioners. It represents the vitamin D levels that the remaining hunter gatherers in Africa have. Overall, I am thrilled to be free of my skin condition and to be optimizing the sunshine vitamin which I was so lacking.

LI, ON, Canada

Eczema and Vitamin D patient

I’ve been using the phototherapy for a few months now and have been pleased with the results. Initially there was about 90% clearing on my elbows and ankles which were my worst areas. This happened after about 15 to 20 treatments of 2:30 min.

The Phototherapy System has been working great, I been using it to help control my psoriasis condition. Originally my body was about 50% covered mainly on my arms, legs, rear, and back. My back and rear is now clear, still some on the elbows, and the legs still have the most coverage. Guessing I am down to about 35% coverage of psoriasis on my body, so I’m still in the clearing stage. Been using the system 3 times a week, 3 minutes on the front and back, 2 minutes on the right and left side, totaling 10 minutes each session. No skin burns or anything like that, my dermatologist continues to remind me not to overexpose to avoid future skin cancer or similar conditions. The system has been a blessing, it has been more convenient to use at home, then visiting the doctors office three times a week. My insurance at that time did not cover for it, the reason is that my location to the doctor’s office was close enough that I could use the system there. Anyhow thank you again for providing this wonderful home system at a reasonable price. To be honest with you, the system you build to help people treat their conditions is really priceless. God bless always.

John, OR, USA

Psoriasis patient

I have had Great success with this unit. I have had psoriasis for 40 years and have not had this much success with topical products. I chose this device as my primary mode of treatment as I do not want to take biologics. Topical treatments were not working anymore. 

I would recommend this unit to anyone who suffers from psoriasis as a possible alternative to topical steroid treatment or biologic.

Randee, ON, Canada

Psoriasis patient

I am happy to report that the ‘system’ is working just fine. It took several weeks before my skin cleared up. I diligently took the treatment every second day as suggested, working up to 5 minutes each side. I stopped at 5 minutes because I am an impatient person and thought that long enough. Luckily I am not severely afflicted with Psoriasis, mostly my legs are affected with the odd spot here and there on my trunk or arms. Once my skin was clear, I went on the maintenance program, and I was away on vacation for several weeks. But of course it does not take long, and a bit of stress, for lesions to reappear. So now I am getting back into a regular routine again. There have not been any problems with the equipment and the manual is very explicit. We were very impressed with the quality of the equipment and my husband had no problem installing same. I have not had any skin burns, in the beginning a bit reddish, but no adverse effects as far as I am concerned. The product is very solid and well constructed, the service was prompt and excellent.

Gwen, NY, USA

Psoriasis patient

I bought the 1740 narrowband UVB machine and have been using it in conjunction with Protopic. My main vitiligo affected areas consisted of the abdomen, armpits, neck, legs, and elbows. I found that the Solarc unit and protopic combined have been extremely effective in repigmenting almost all areas. The improvement in the armpits and elbows is much slower than the other areas. I saw the first few dots of colour appear just after two weeks of using the machine. After about 4 months of use, I was at about 50% repigmentation and after 6 months, I was at about 80-90% in all areas except the armpits and elbows which remained at about 50%. Obviously, the solarc unit has proven to be extremely effective on me and I would highly recommend it to anyone. However, I believe its effectiveness depends on which areas of your body are affected by vitiligo and how long you’ve had it, etc. For example, I believe that hands and feet are much harder to repigment. Thanks for your help and for creating a great machine.

Lucy, ON, Canada

VItiligo patient

You wouldn’t believe the remarkable change in my feet and hands. The treatments took about 3-4 weeks before I was able to see a difference, but now I can go barefoot (even outside) and I can wear sandals again. I can also shake people’s hands and receive change from clerks without feeling embarrassed about how my hands looked. I haven’t had any problems with the equipment at all. As a matter of fact, it sits under my computer desk and when I’m working on my computer, I do my treatment and I’m done. No skin burns or adverse effect, only tan feet and hands! It’s a wonderful product and the service that you gave us Steve, was great. We were very successful with our insurance claim. They paid 80% of the charge and we received our check within 7-10 business days after paying Solarc. Our insurance company is Aetna. It is an unbelievable product and I would recommend it to anyone who was having the problems that I was having.

Wendy, BC, Canada

Psoriasis patient

We now own two of your eight bulb therapy lights. My daughter and I are still in the clearing stages but we are both really happy with the results we are getting. I use mine just about every day for six minutes a side. Your lights are a great product so much so that when my daughter moved out and took hers with her I had to buy another one.

Dean, BC, Canada

Psoriasis patient

I have been using the System, almost exclusively to treat the palms of my hands. The treatment has been going well; my skin condition has been as good as it was when I was under a physician’s care. No problems with the equipment or User’s Manual. I have not had any burns or other adverse effects. I was successful with my insurance claim. Thank you for your product.

Roger, UK

Psoriasis patient

The light works fine. I found that the therapy time was significantly longer with the narrow band but far less burning to the rest of my skin. I am completely satisfied.

Sandy, AB, Canada

Psoriasis patient

Just wanted to give you an update. My psoriasis is almost completely cleared (I’m the only one that can see it really). I’m so excited. It’s been 2 ½ years since I last saw my skin looking so good. Such a relief and a boost to my self confidence. Up until 3 weeks ago I thought I’d be wearing long sleeves and pants all summer long – not anymore! So as you’ve probably already predicted I’d like to know my options for buying the machine I have or purchasing a new or used one?

Tracy, ON, Canada

Psoriasis patient

Between medicine and light treatments, it made a wonderful difference. Now with summer here, I dress down as much as possible and use sunlight.

Claire, MT, USA

Psoriasis patient

I am doing well and the treatments are working. I have had Vitiligo for about twenty years. It has always responded well to phototherapy treatments, but then returned when the treatments stopped. With my home unit, I believe it is reasonable to expect complete re-pigmentation (which I have attained before). After that, I am hoping to use my SolRx System for maintenance purposes. I am completely satisfied with my unit. My insurance company gave me a quick pre-authorization. This was based upon a letter from my physician indicating the likelihood of me needing treatments for some time to come. In my own letter, I pointed out the cost savings to them. It is far less expensive to make this one-time purchase than to pay for on-going clinic treatments.

Pat, CA, USA

Vitiligo patient

Thank you for your follow up. Things are progressing slowly but surely. My type of psorasis tends to take a long time to clear. I look forward to when it does. At that time I believe my home therapy unit will be further appreciated as it will allow me to curb future flare ups before they become so hard to get rid of.

Miley, SK, Canada

Psoriasis patient

I am really pleased with the lamp. I did not have any problems in installing it and in using it. My condition improved significantly. My psoriasis decreased 80% which is just great. I’m really pleased with the service I received from you.

Naomi, BC, Canada

Psoriasis patient

We had no problems setting up the unit and the usage instructions were very clear. I was beginning to see some improvement after about a month’s usage. It is typical for me to respond fairly slowly as I have had a VERY long history with UVB therapy (approx 30 years off and on). I was on a three week vacation and am now back at square one in terms of my condition. It is a godsend being able to have the unit at home. Although I currently reside in an area where a therapy unit in a hospital setting is not available, I am a former resident of Toronto and used to lose four to six hours in transit to and from therapy every week, not to mention the time spent lounging in the waiting room if things had fallen behind. This is a much more cost effective solution even with the large out of pocket outlay. I would highly recommend this as a solution to anyone with a history of this being the only effective method of treatment over a long period of time. Thank you for providing the product. The only suggestion that I would make, and it may of course run contrary to your business plan and profit margin, but offering used and reconditioned units could make this a viable solution to those who might not be able to afford a new unit without medical coverage.

Edward, MI, USA

Psoriasis patient

Just wanted you to know that I received the bulbs today. Everything was in excellent condition. Thank you for including the goggles with the order. I forgot to order them when I ordered the bulbs. Again, thank you for your excellent personal and professional service.

Sophie, ON, Canada

Psoriasis patient

My skin was almost completely clear, but my psoriasis has started to come back in the last week or two… I was only doing maintenance treatments. I’ve talked to the nurses where I was being treated and was told to restart daily treatments for a few weeks. Should clear by then. No problems yet with the manual or equipment.

Oliver, IL, USA

Psoriasis patient

Yes my skin improved greatly. Besides a few stubborn, spots my skin is clear. Also, I have made some lifestyle changes which together with light therapy worked well. No problem with either equipment or manual.

William, NC, USA

Psoriasis patient

Actually, I am using the phototherapy unit to treat my patients here on Guam. I am using it for psoriasis, vitiligo, and severe eczema. It is working great and has made a tremendous difference to the lives of quite a few people. There have been no side effects except for mild redness, ever. Only one person failed to improve significantly with the treatment (psoriasis person). It has been most rewarding to treat these folks, particularly the children, with no side effect and such great results. I am very happy with your unit. I had originally wished for a full box, but the folks come in do one side, turn around and do the other, and out they go. The extra few minutes does not make a difference in my practice.

Daniel (MD), Guam

Psoriasis patient

Just a short note to say that I received a [Canadian] federal tax credit for the unit that I purchased from you. [The amount refunded] depends on a persons income … I saved $ 887.44 which worked out to about 32.5% of 2728.50.

Spencer, ON, Canada

Psoriasis patient

I am very pleased with your product. My skin has improved significantly and there have been no problems with the unit.

Roger, OH, USA

Psoriasis patient

I ordered the system to help me with Vitamin D absorption issues following gastric bypass surgery. I have actually been thinking about your company a lot. I have had a miraculous recovery from bones microfracturing. My family doctor went on this journey with me. He was my sounding board as we tried to figure out the right amount of exposure. In the initial phase, we increased exposure time in 10 second increments and eventually reached 4 minutes or so on the front and then 4 more on the back. Total exposure. I have to tell you that I was not very well initially and did not keep accurate daily records. I had used a walker 24/7 starting in December 2003. I walked without the walker in June 2004. I had been to many specialists, who had left me with no hope. The news for me and my family was so big. I know there must be other gastric bypass patients that might be dealing with this issue. Unfortunately, they are probably disabled and behind closed doors in their homes, unable to live a “walking” life. The only thing I changed was the lights. The lights were the healing.

Marylin, PA, USA

Vitmain D patient

I just wanted to thank you for all your help with the UVB panel. It’s only been 3 weeks since I have began using it and I am already seeing a significant difference. I no longer have to feel embarrassed about my skin and wear long sleeved shirts in this sweltering heat. This machine is really a blessing for patients like me who cannot try any sort of other treatment because they are trying to conceive. However, despite that, I personally believe that light treatment is the safest, most effective, and most convenient treatment for psoriasis, regardless of the patient profile. I only wish that I had purchased the machine earlier! Thanks again.

Kiara, India

Psoriasis patient

My skin has improved significantly! The equipment is working fine…no problems.

John, AB, Canada

Psoriasis patient

We just set up the unit. We’re using it for correction of Vit D deficiency. We’ll recheck our serum Vitamin D next month after about 10 treatments. We’re taking 2 treatments/week. The manual and setup were straightforward.

Ruth, VT, USA

Vitamin D patient

The Phototherapy System works much faster and better than any medication that I have tried previously.

Tracy, BC, Canada

Psoriasis patient

There are no problems with the equipment or manual that I am aware of… everything appears to be in order and functioning properly and my psoriasis is being managed very gradually as I am keeping exposure to a minimum. After regular treatments of 5 times per week, I am still only at 1 and a half minutes per side (front and back with face turned away for remaining two sides).

Steven, ON, Canada

Psoriasis patient

DOING GREAT! I WAS ALREADY GETTING TREATMENT AT A DOCTOR’S OFFICE SO MY SKIN WAS NOT TOO BAD, IT HAS IMPROVED SOME BUT THE CONVENIENCE IT GREAT. PRODUCT AND SERVICE WERE AND ARE EXCELLENT. MARITIME LIFE PAID 80%.

Allen, NS, Canada

Psoriasis patient

It is the most effective treatment I have used yet (15+ years) for my mild case that normally affects about 2-5% of my skin. Surprisingly, the NUVB seems to be more effective that suntanning for me. I’m now using it two times per week in maintenance mode, along with some occasional steroid cream, and remain almost completely clear. I think it is a great product and the web and e-mail support has been great. I noted that in the latest budget there is a provision for phototherapy devices to be claimed as a deduction. The equipment is a little expensive, but I realize that it is a specialty item and not mass produced. I would have been willing to pay even $5K+ out-of-pocket for a long-term effective treatment such as this. Even a mild case of P has been a royal pain over the years dealing with the soreness and psychological impacts. S.G.

Psoriasis patient

can’t even begin to express to you how this device has changed my life. Within a few days of treatment I saw a difference. Now, most of my spots have been reduced to just dry or pink patches with little to no flaking. I can wear short sleeved shirts without a second thought for the 1st time in nearly 10 years. My psoriasis had been getting progressively worse (new patches and the old one’s were always growing), but with the UVBNB, many are completely gone with no sign of them returning and others, close to my feet are a bit resistant. Overall, I feel I have my life back, like the sentence of home confinement has been lifted. I feel liberated! Now I pretty much just do maintenance treatments maybe once a week. My insurance company is United Health Care; and after much ado, and many calls, they finally paid 90% of the cost. Phenominal! I was very lucky and very persistant. So, I guess you could say I’m SUPER happy with your product. If I believed in miracles I would have to say this is one. I wish this was the only line of treatment given to psoradics, I mean for 10 years I’ve used steriods that did nothing but aggravate the situation, and within days…DAYS!!! I saw a significant difference. Thanks for checking in, I’ve been looking forward to telling you all Thank you! H.C.

Psoriasis patient

No problems with the machine and the inst. manual is very well written. B.F.

Psoriasis patient

I have had a few spots of psoriasis this winter and have found the system very useful for expediting the process of clearing them up. I have found that by using the system less frequently, I require smaller time intervals of treatment to clear up any new spots.

S.W.

Psoriasis patient

I am very pleased with the unit…it is having a noticeable effect. No problems with the unit and the manual is straight forward L.N.

Psoriasis patient

I am so pleased with the Home Phototherapy System – I don’t know how I was able to get by without it. I am so happy. Not only has my psoriasis improved – but the convenience is absolutely fabulous. L.B.

Psoriasis patient

Since I have a severe form of psoriasis, I have to use your product extensively. And yes, my skin condition has improved significantly. W.E.

Psoriasis patient

After 15+ years of every diagnostic and therapeutic treatment known to medicine, I am SO happy to say that the light therapy is wonderfully effective. The machine works great, delivery no problem.

M.F.

Psoriasis patient

Thanks for your e-mail about my recently purchased Phototherapy Unit. Glad to report that my skin has improved very significantly!!!! My fingers are crossed (and toes) that I continue to look this good come summer. I am very pleased with this unit. I have not encountered any problems with the unit or the user manual. R.D.

Psoriasis patient

I received my unit today. Although I have not had an oportunity to uncrate it to ensure everything is as it should be, I wanted to thank you for your very impressive service. I don’t think I have ever received such prompt attention to any order placed via phone before.

D.L.

Psoriasis patient

My unit has worked flawlessly for over a year now, and has changed the way I live forever. J.M.

Psoriasis patient

Your lightbox has been wonderful. I only just started using it on a regular basis religiously and have seen a wonderful start to an improvement. My elbows are looking great. It just looks like I have dry skin now, although the “stains” are still there. I am hoping they will go away soon. My legs are taking longer to see improvements, however I do see a difference. Keep in mind I have only been using it regularly for a month now. I believe in another month I should see a major difference. I have a spot on the back of my hand that isn’t improving which is odd because prior visits to my Doctor’s Light Box cleared it up within a week. The unit is wonderful so far. No problems yet. My Husband also built a beautiful Oak box for it with doors on it. So. So far so good. But lots of treatments still ahead for me. I think in a month or two I will have more updates and I am sure they will be all positive! Thank you for a wonderful Light Box. I hope to continue my positive future with Solarc Systems and my light box. B.C.

Psoriasis patient

Thank you for your follow-up. I am very happy with the Solarc-System Home Phototherapy System. My elbows take to it well and are clearing up, the rest of my body is taking longer, however that is due to the fact that I have been away and not used the system the way I should. I plan to get on a regular set schedule in the next week or so now that I am back home. I would say a better, more accurate update would be beneficial in about six weeks. Where I will have more info to tell you and your company regarding any progress. The User Manual was a breeze and easy to navigate. Setup took only fifteen minutes and my Husband built a wonderful dark-walnut Pine cabinet for the until so it looks like a piece of furniture. (which he is proud to say he built!) Other than that, no technical issues so far to report. Just a wonderful, easy unit that I am proud to own. Warm Regards, B.D.

Psoriasis patient

I am almost completely cleared. I only have maybe two or three little pea sized lesions. I have had absolutely no problems with the light box. It has truly made a world of difference. I don’t have to worry about the stresses of going to the Dermatologist for treatment. I can do them in the comfort of my own home. Unfortunately government insurance does not cover the purchases of light boxes, at least not mine. Treatment is available at the hospital where I do my follow ups and because of that my doctor specifically said that the government will not pay for it. It states that on the prescription. Keep doing what you are doing. This was one of the smoothest purchases I have ever done. I was really impressed with your service. I was a little nervous at first; making such a large purchase on line. But you were courteous and the delivery was prompt. I will definitely recommend your company to anyone that that I know that needs therapy

N.T.

Psoriasis patient

I have been quite successful with the lights. Within a month I saw dramatic results, quite amazing actually! There is some stubborn spots that are staying around on my lower legs and one knee but I am not complaining. I found the lights super easy to use, sure is nice to have a home unit that I can use at my convenience. I would take a bath, put on sun screen on my face, ears, neck, chest and breast and then start the lights. I am doing it about two or three times a week still so that new won’t come back, actually I did get a new spot so figured I should keep up with the lights. I put moisterizer on after every bath, still use some topical on those stubborn spots. Also had hyperpigmentation that is slowly fading, that takes a good three months or more. My skin is super smooth quite incredible actually. I had never done light therapy because of where I lived so was taking a bit of a chance with just going ahead and buying it and thank goodness it worked for me. I am thrilled to know that I have these lights to use for the rest of my life. My insurance company is Manulife. I talked to someone directly and found out exactly what they would require, I mailed out the forms to them on a Monday and by the following Thursday the entire amount was deposited into my account! I was blown away I must say. I really didn’t rely on getting anything back because you hear of so many problems so needless to say I am quite thankful for my work’s insurance company. Your help on the phone was fabulous, so very, very helpful. I also got so much information from the NPF website. They have a place where people can ask questions, get support, etc so that was quite helpful. Your product is mentioned quite often when light therapy is talked about. Great hearing from you J.T.

Psoriasis patient

The treatments worked as I hoped and dreamed they would. Three months of every-other-day treatments, increasing by 10 seconds per treatment up to 3 minutes and then holding at that…. and the psoriasis was 98% gone…..and remained that way for about 4 months. (I’m outdoors a lot in the summer). Restarted treatments October 1, and already the psoriasis has stopped progressing. At present am treating fronts of shins, elbows, and palms and backs of my hands. I hope for cure, plan on repeated remissions. I no longer have to plan my life around painful, cracked and bleeding hands. Thank you. The machine is, so far, working to perfection. The design is practical, the safety features appreciated, the construction solid. The users manual is clear, concise, and literate. Again, thank you. Thank you so much for the follow-up. Do wish all my business dealings could be so satisfactory and so pleasant. J.D.

Psoriasis patient

Jim’s skin condition has improved dramatically since starting his treatments. It is hard to know whether it is a combination of the treatments along with the natural sunlight but his skin is now about 90% improved over when he started his treatments. I believe the real test of the equipment will be in the winter months when Jim isn’t exposed to as much natural sunlight. Everything is fine with the operation of the system. The only challenge will be for him to get enough treatments in the winter months while he is working away from home and the system is not portable. I didn’t submit a claim to our insurance company as they indicated they would not cover the cost of the equipment. The great news was the skin condition improved very quickly, within 2 weeks there was a noticable difference, within 4 weeks he was 90% improved. Thanks for checking in. M.G.

Psoriasis patient

The overall experience is very positive and I think you guys did a great job.

Y.T.

Psoriasis patient

I am very happy with the equipment and manual as is. I started treatments on receipt of the equipment and continued for two months until going on vacation and have since been taking natural light, thanks to our great summer. I see in your manual you suggest 1 min.10 sec. to start for psoriasis, however, since I had treatments previously at Brampton Hospital and burned at 10 sec. initially, I started at 10 sec. with this equipment and eventually reached 4 min. front, 4 min. back and 2 min. each side. It certainly did improve my over-all condition significantly, but my ankles (which are a problem area) did not quite clear. My dermatologist suggested starting treatments again as soon as I see any outbreaks, so I imagine I will be starting again in about a month’s time. It is a real blessing having this equipment at home and so handy, instead of having to travel 2-1/2 hours to Brampton three days per week and usually during the winter. Unfortunately, we do not have insurance coverage, but will claim it as Medical Expenses when filing our Income Tax Returns. Many thanks to you and Bruce for your time spent with us on the phone and in person, and all the good advice received. We really appreciate it. C.N.

Psoriasis patient

Everything is going well with the light. I am slowing regaining some pigmentation in my skin but it’s very slow. I use it every other day.Hopefully by next summer all of the pigmentation will be back.

E.N.

Psoriasis patient

i am extremely happy with the results. my skin is pretty much clear except a few small areas that i am tackling. as a result i have been able to confidently enjoy this wonderfully hot summer we have had. i am now on more of a maintanence shedule 2 – 3 times a week for a few minutes. the system is easy peasy, no problems and very convenient to have in my home. sunlife is my insurance. they rejected the first go around. i have not had a chance to reapply. stephen, thanks very much for dealing with my questions back in april, as you know it is a big purchase. the fact that it works is a great comfort, making it all worthwhile. i don’t take clear skin for granted anymore. thanx and sincerely D.N.

Psoriasis patient

The light system has done wonders for my skin, and the manual was clear to read and use. I would like to say thanks again to Stephen Bagnell for working with me and being so nice and helpful. The system was covered by my insurance co. after I payed the bill and sent them the information. Unitedhealthcare. Thanks again form a happy camper!! N.T.

Psoriasis patient

Yes the unit is definitely working well for me!! I haven’t been using it so much in the warmer weather since I’m out in my pool every day, but it worked awesome up until that point! Thanks for the follow-up, and thanks so much for building such an awesome product!!! K.T.

Psoriasis patient

My treatments worked well. I had a flare up prior to receiving my machine and it took 6 to 8 weeks to clear (same lapse of time as at the hospital). My skin condition has improved significantly and my quality of life has improved. Since I have my Solarc/SolRx Phototherapy System, I have control on what works for me. (eg: it it rains for a week and I notice that my psoriasis starts to appear or feel it, I will use my machine when I cannot be exposed to the sun. By doing this, it prevents my spots to worsen or new spots(I don’t have too many). I will find out during the Winter months how it will really work for me. There is no problem with the equipment nor the user’s manual. I was surprised on how it is easy to set up and use. It is no more complicated than plugging a microwave or set a timer. There is even a safety feature (key). The service is great. I made the request for payment for the equipment to Medavie Blue Cross in the past (a few years back) and it has been denied. I prepared a file for the Benefit Review Committee (Blue Cross) and to my surprise they paid 80% of the costs. Your website was very helpful. I prepared a lenghty letter (file) using your examples. It is true that I started treatments in January 2004 and I was still going to the hospital (288 KM round trip) in March of 2005. I also printed photos from the internet showing the insurance company to what level I was when I started my treatments. My dermatologist and technicien were very suprised they paid because this company has been the only one they knew who were not assisting. Hoping this is helpful.

D.N.

Psoriasis patient

I have seen significant improvement since purchasing my unit and would highly recommend it to anyone with simliar type skin problems. I was very fortunate as my insurance carrier (Manulife) covered the cost of my unit. The service from your company was excellent and I have not had any problems with the unit. With much thanks, E.N.

Psoriasis patient

I am very happy with the phototherapy unit. I have almost complete clearing, and I stopped taking treatments until it recurs. My insurance, Healthnet, didn’t pay for it, which I knew when I bought it. The convenience of not having an hour’s round trip drive to the Doctor’s office somewhat makes up for having to pay for it myself. H.D.

Psoriasis patient

Hey Steve, I never got your email until now, I am so sorry for not responding, and I have thought about calling you. Yes, of course we received the booth and in perfect shape, thank you so much. Pete has been using it and is doing very well, it is working so nicely. I just can’t thank you enough for all your help and promptness. You have been awesome. I hope all is well, and hope Canada is great and take care and email whenever. Your California friend and customer. S.T.

Psoriasis patient

Phototheraphy is working out well, my skin condition has improved drastically, yes the insurance company Manual Life payed me the cost of the unit, it is working well and I am pleased with the results. I have recommended your unit to other people I no with psoriasis, giving them all information about unit and where it can be purchased, thank you for your assistance. Stephen, you are professionals at what you do and sell great job and many thanks,

H.G.

Psoriasis patient

Hi Stephen, I have been pleased with the system. The skin condition has improved somewaht and I am continuing the treatments as recommended by my physician. The convenience of treating myself, on my own schedule is wonderful. The system has worked well with no difficulties understanding its operation. K.E.

Psoriasis patient

Hi Steve. I’ve been using my phototherapy machine since January and am really pleased with it. My skin was almost completely cleared up by the start of April. I can hardly wait to wear skirts and short sleeve tops this summer. Last summer was spent wearing pants and long sleeve blouses, not very comfortable on hot August days. I can honestly say, with the improvement in my skin I’m back to my happy self again. The psoriasis really got my spirits down when nothing I was trying (before my light machine) made any improvement in my condition. My dermatologist was quite impressed. There have been no problems with the machine or the manual.

H.J.

Psoriasis patient

Of course to no surprise to you this machine has been awesome. I received my machine in December and by February I am 95% clear, I have cut back on my treatments considerably and only do a minimal treatment to keep any new flare ups under control. I did not pursue reimbursement from my insurance company, the investment to me is well worth the money spent for something I will need for the rest of my life, a small price to pay for self confidence and wearing shorts again. Thank you for a wonderful product I recommend this to anyone that suffers with psorasis. Amazing!!! T.S.

Psoriasis patient

I’M DOING FINE AND THANK YOU FOR ASKING. MY PSORIASIS HAS CLEARED WITH ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT. IT’S REALLY HELPED ME A LOT AND IS SO CONVENIENT. I STOPPED USING IT FOR NOW BECAUSE OF THE SPRING WEATHER, I SPEND MORE TIME OUT IN THE SUN. I PLAN TO USE IT AGAIN WHEN WINTER COMES. I MOUNTED THE LIGHT ON A CORNER WALL IN MY BASEMENT AND AM COVERING IT WITH A CLOTH WHEN I’M NOT USING IT TO PROTECT THE BULBS. I HAVE NO OTHER SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVE IT, IT REALLY WORKS WELL FOR ME. THE USERS MANUAL IS A GREAT HELP, I READ IT AND WAS EASY TO FOLLOW. C.H.

Psoriasis patient

I think I purchased my unit from you around 1993. It’s a 6-ft/6-bulb UVB unit. Amazingly, not one bulb has burnt out. I use it mostly during the winter, whenever I get a bad flare-up. I start at around 30 sec and work my way up to about 3 minutes. The highest I think I’ve got it up to was 5 minutes per side, but that was a long time ago. I use it around 1 month at a time. That usually helps although never truly clears up my skin. I don’t want to over-do it because I’m concerned about long-term side effects like skin cancer. Thus, I only use it when I really need it. I’m very satisfied with the UVB unit. Thanks S.N.

Psoriasis patient

it’s working very nicely. I use it 3 or 4 times a week. I’m about 95 % clear.

A.B.

Psoriasis patient

I had great success with your unit and am thoroughly grateful. After 6 weeks with 18 treatments my psoriasis was completely gone. I was covered over my whole body. I am now doing a treatment once a week under advice of my dermatologist. I’ve had 34 treatments to date. I waited till I was cleared up before requesting reimbursement from my Insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield. I felt that by waiting with proven results it would increase my chances. I wrote an full page letter explaining why I thought I should be reimbursed and my doctor also sent an excellent letter. They covered 90% of the cost. S.G.

Psoriasis patient

treatments are going ok, i am stabilized but my skin is not dramatically better. the machine works fine. i am really happy i purchased it. H.B.

Psoriasis patient

It’s great! It’s been working! I have a few trouble spots on my elbows and knees, but every where else has either cleard up or is clearing up. I figure 2x a week works best for me, sometimes 1x week depending how things are looking. I wish my dr. would have told me about this treatment years ago. It would have saved a lot of money in dr. appts, tanning and medication. It’s very easy to use! Thank you for all of your help! D.A.

Psoriasis patient

The 500UVB-NB arrived in pristine condition, and everything seems to be working perfectly. Am impressed with quality of construction…..also clarity of instructions. Haven’t set up a treatment schedule yet, but probably today. Looking forward to clear skin on my hands again…yours,

K.D.

Psoriasis patient

My psoriasis problem still persists although it has improved somewhat. I think that my dosage is too low especially for my persistent and long standing plaques. On the iother hand I do not want to get burnt. I am dosing 6 minutes on my back and 4 minutes on the front. The secret is continuous use and gradual improvement over a few months. K.M.

Psoriasis patient

Fantastic machine 90% clear up 3 times a week in use. I really could not be happier.

T.L.

Psoriasis patient

The photo therapy light worked beautifully. It cleared up nearly 90%. We went south in October and I could actually wear shorts without feeling like a freak! Thank you I do have some “hot spots” coming back and I have been back in “therapy” again. Thank you again, it has been a lifesaver. M.I.

Psoriasis patient

Thanks for the note, and thanks again for your help in making the purchase. No problems with the equipment or the manual. The machine has been a cinch to install, and has worked flawlessly since day one. The treatment has been going well. I was already doing UV treatments at the Dermatology Centre, so the toughest part has been trying to judge the dosage to maintain the same level as the circular booth that I was used to. For the first month or so, I was just doing my front and back, 2 to 3 times a week. I noticed that my sides were worsening, so I switched to all four sides, but not as long on the sides. I usually go 2 or 3 treatments at a certain time, and then increase by 10 seconds once the skin is used to it. Of course, one of the greatest benefits is the time saved not having to travel out of my way 2-3 times a week to go to the derm centre. This, to me, is invaluable. S.L.

Psoriasis patient

I am very happy with the results I am getting from my phototherapy light. My skin condition has improved and in some spots totally disappeared. My insurance company, Manulife Financial, covered 90% of the total cost. S.Y.

Psoriasis patient

I am very pleased with my Solarc. I do wish that I would have taken before and after pictures. My pigment is about 50 percent returned with hopes for full pimentation! Thanks for checking in. Until next time

M.C.

Vitiligo patient

Excellent,my skin has improved about 95%. T.W.

Psoriasis patient

Hi Bruce: The machine is working very well. I was in such agony and now I can even wear sandals. My feet rarely split and I feel, in time, that I may get even better control. I tell most everyone about you folks. T.U.

Psoriasis patient

There has been no problem with the equipment or the manual. Both are exemplary. I certainly can think of no way that the product could be improved, and the service seems top-notch. C.O.

Psoriasis patient

Steve, Yes, the lamp is helping very much. I was on methotrexate for years and had to get off. I am quite satisfied with the results and I am sure that with time it will prove invaluable. The insurance coverage I have is with Manulife Ins. and they were very good with coverage (100%), but it took a better covering letter from Dr. Robert Jackson. The one improvement I think would be beneficial is better eye goggles. I’ve had to repair them a couple of times, the strap isn’t that durable. I am more than satisfied with the results.

G.K.

Psoriasis patient

Hi, Stephen. Thanks for your interest. I’m doing well – equipment is working great and giving me great results (psoriasis & vitiligo). Instructions were clear & I installed unit with no trouble at all. One of my keys didn’t work and you were kind enough to send me another one, which I really appreciated. Thanks again for your support and interest. (can’t think of any improvements Solarc needs to make!) E.G.

Psoriasis patient

Just a note to let you know I have had great success with my phototherapy sessions. My skin is about 90% clear….just a couple of small patches remain. They are improving daily and I expect to be free from psoriasis soon. (after 20 years) The equipment is trouble free and the literature was easy to follow and understand. I am a satisfied customer

K.W.

Psoriasis patient

Steve, Thanks for caring, and trying to help me, thats really nice of you. I’ll keep the doctors list with me for reference, and try to go down there… it’s also nice to know theres people like you in this world….Thanks again M.S.

Psoriasis patient

Dear Bruce, I thank you for your consideration. I just stopped the treatement now. I did it every 2nd day for 10 minutes each side. My skin is cleared completely, except in my ears. Now I will take the treatement once a week for the next month. Everything is working perfectly well. I never ask for insurance. I do not know if Medicare pays. The insurance I have pays 20% from Medicare . D.W.

Psoriasis patient

I am very pleased with the results of having my own UVB unit in the comfort of my own home. Since the only place on my body I did not have psoriasis was the palms of my handa, soles of my feet and my face I am very impressed with the results. Although I do have a couple of trouble spots yet my dermatoligist believes that within 6 months to a year I will have no noticable areas. My time is presently 3 minutes and have been there for about a month. My dermatoligist says that if am exposed to a lot of sunlight on my affected areas I should miss the treatment because of possible overexposure. It has made my life so much easier than driving 40 minutes one way to the hospital, getting undressed for treatment, dressing , driving home, undressing, applying oitments, dressing for work and then missing 1 hour of work 3 to 5 times a week. I do not have any insurance coverage but will use the cost as a tax deduction for medical expenses. Over time the lost wages alone not even considering the wear and tear on my vehicle let alone myself will pay for the unit. L.I.

Psoriasis patient

Doing very well thank you. Much improved and easy to use and very safe. Insurance covered 90% so that helped me financially. No suggestions to be made at the moment, product is very good and I am quite happy. Thank you very much.

L.E.

Psoriasis patient

My “Sun Machine” (as I call it) has cleared up my psoriasis like magic. My hands have been unsightly for twenty years…after six weeks with Solarc, the white patches are almost completely invisible….my nails seem to be improving too. Great results on the outside of my calves also…no more scratching till they bleed. I’m using a maintenance schedule of two to three 5 minute exposures per week. N.C.

Psoriasis patient

I am very happy with the system. My skin looks great. I have recommended it to many people. I didn’t even try to get my insurance to pay for it. It was worth it even if the insurance would not pay. Thank you very much. K.D.

Psoriasis patient

the phototherapy equipment has worked very well and really cleared up the areas that the light reaches. i still have areas where the light does not reach ex. inside ears, around eyes (because of goggles) on my forehead because my hair line covers it, in my groin area. other than those few spots im very happy with the photo system there has been no problems with the equipment or the manual. my insurance Blue Cross (hmo blue) paid upto $1500. for the machine, so overall im very satisfied with the machine. THANKS S.L.

Psoriasis patient

Dear Mr. Bagnell, Received delivery of equipment model 1740UVB. I am pleased with the prompt service and ease of installing the light. Seems like a real quality device and I look forward to the convenience of home photo-therapy and will recommend your company to others.

M.T.

Psoriasis patient

I am 23 and have had psoriasis for 12 years. Over the past 5 years it has become very severe and I had started wearing long clothing to conceal it. I had done UVB treatments at the hospital for about 7 weeks and then I was discharged because my skin had cleared. These treatments were time consuming and the scheduling was difficult. Over the next 2-3 years my psoriasis worsened to the worst it had ever been. I had psoriasis everywhere-from head to toe. Approximately one third of my skin was affected. I was very excited when I found out that it was possible to obtain a home lamp for treating my psoriasis. First, I had to get a doctor on my side. I was able to find a doctor that would help me with Solarc’s assistance. When I spoke to my doctor, he was excited to prescribe a home unit to see the results for himself. I have now been using my SOLARC 1760 UVB-NB lamp for 16 weeks. It takes me about 6 minutes a day and the results have been fantastic. After just 4 weeks of treatment, my first spot had vanished. After 6 weeks of daily treatments, about half of my spots were starting to show significant improvement. At the start of week 13 all of the spots were flattening and I knew it wouldn’t be much longer. At week sixteen, all of the spots on my body are gone and I am going to be starting maintenance treatments to prevent a relapse. I also must include that Bruce is an excellent man to work with. His personal touch really helps when dealing with such a personal issue, like psoriasis. I would recommend the product to anyone that I thought it could help. Thank you for proving world-class service. S.T.

Psoriasis patient

I couldn’t be happier with the results I’ve had with the light machine. I fastened it to the wall in the bedroom and started treatments the day it arrived and have had no problems with the machine. Other than the treatments taking twice as long as in the doctor’s office because they have a machine that surrounds your whole body the results are the same. As in the doctor’s office I started seeing a big improvement after about fifteen treatments and by the time I completed thirty treatments my skin had pretty much cleared up. I discontinued the treatments after the thirty and about three weeks later the psoriasis started coming back so I resumed treatments and within two weeks it had pretty much cleared up again. What a pleasure it is to have the light machine right in my own home, no more having to get pre approval from the insurance company for treatments and best of all as soon as the psoriasis starts coming back I can resume treatments immediately and keep it under control. After a couple letters to my insurance company from my doctor, they felt it was medically necessary and reimbursed me 80%.

R.L.

Psoriasis patient

Thanks for your email, it’s great to know that you follow up on your equipment. I have had great success with my machine – my skin has honestly never been better – I am almost clear – which has not happened in my life before – 34 years and counting – but I do think that with the help of my narrow band unit I will be clear this summer. I have been being followed by my dermatologist – and feel good about how often I check in with her – approximately every 3 months now. I was also impressed by the speed of your response to my order and the delivery of the unit – I thought I would be in for a several week wait and was pleasantly surprised by how fast you responded! Keep up the good work -if you have any other questions please feel free to email me. N.N.

Psoriasis patient

The unit has performed flawlessly. It cleared up my psoriasis to a point that I did not know that I had it. I recently have restarted treatments as winter time my skin gets its worst, but I had a two month break. This is the best option I have had for treatment of my psoriasis so far. Thank you F.K.

Psoriasis patient

HI, equipment great…skin 100% improvement…drug freeeeeeee…no equipment problems…would be better if the equipment was free… Thanks for a great product… All the best…because we are getting all your best… L.S.

Psoriasis patient

Thanks for the follow-up. You can consider me a very happy consumer: the rash has virtually disappeared – I have to look carefully to find blotches.

C.T.

Psoriasis patient

The machine is a dream come true! I have my skin under control (about 95%) for the first time in 5 years! With my own machine, I get to use it every other day, which seemed to do the trick. I have had no problems with the machine, the manual, or service. Your service was outstanding. We received the equipment within 3 days of our order with you. I wish I would have had this equipment many years ago. It would have saved me years of suffering, wasted time, and doctor’s visits. I wish that the doctor’s office would have made your services known to me earlier. Thank you so much!! S.C.

Psoriasis patient

The machine is great, and my skin has almost cleared. I am at 40 seconds front, 40 seconds back, then 22 seconds each side. At first I only treated my front and back in hopes that reflective UVB would treat my sides, but with shadows from my arms, etc. that was not the case. The front and back had almost completely cleared before I started assign sides at 2 sec. and increasing from there. Sides are almost all cleared now. Only trouble spots are below the knees – I have several tooney sized spots that are being stubborn (probably due to the light intensity decrease near the end of the tube). I will probably wait until my sides are clear, then start using a stool to treat my calf areas. The manual was great, seemed complete. I had already done some treatments at the local hospital about 3 years ago, so it was familiar to me. The only suggestion on the manual would be to elaborate a bit in the area of skew or side treatment – how to introduce it, e.g. timing, and how to start treatment for “stubborn” areas. e.g. in my case, how to start adding time to lower legs (wear shorts, etc. and use stool – introduction times, increase times, etc.) All in all, I am 110% satisfied and am glad to be finally almost psoriasis free! My doctor will probably have a heart attack when he sees me next! Thanks again, and if you have any other questions, or want more info on my experience, please let me know. S.N.

Psoriasis patient

Thanks for the follow up, I am extremely pleased with the unit for several reasons: 1. Ease of Use, the unit was extremely well shipped and very user friendly to set up. The controls are very simple and easy to manage. 2. Home Control, although I coordinate my treatment with my Dermatologist the unit is not bound by some arbitrary control that limits my treatments without updating or getting a code from the Dermatologist (this was a key deciding factor in my purchase) 3. The ability to plug into a standard 120 outlet. The system works just fine and I have not experienced any problems with powering the unit using a normal household plug (this was also a key deciding factor in my purchase) 4. Cost. Hands down the unit looks as solid and reliable and even more so than some of the other units that were a lot more expensive. The Treatment: I have always responded extremely well to PUVA, my psoriasis condition is severe and extremely chronic. PUVA, however would clear my skin 100% in a matter of weeks. The UVB NB is not as successful as PUVA, but it is a dramatic improvement over any other treatment. At least 75% clear, I must continually use the instrument but the trade off of convenience and ease of use is worth changing from PUVA to UVB-NB. Especially in my case as I live outside a major area and do not have ready access to a Dermatologist who specializes in Psoriasis Light Therapy. I experience minor side effects like extreme itching and my skin turns a patchy lobster red, but again, It is a minor inconvenience compared to any other available treatment. I am still experimenting with treatment methodologies to discover what will work best for me. Suggestions: God bless you man! Seriously takes a psoriasis survivor to offer a quality product to others, I really appreciate your entrepreneurship and would certainly be willing to recommend you to anyone who was researching their purchase. Purchase of the Solarc UVB NB machine has allowed me to lead a normal life, far from a metro area or Psoriasis Treatment Facility. I coordinate with my dermatologist regularly for check-ups and skin exams but all-in-all, I gain one entire work day (8 hours) a week in commute time by not having to drive to a treatment facility. If there is anything I can do to support your business please don’t hesitate to let me know Very Sincerely, T.B.

Psoriasis patient

The treatments have been very successful. For the first time in 24 years, I am not suffering through the winter. I saw my dermatologist, and requested a prescription for a topical ointment so that I can use both the light therapy and the ointment together in the treatment of my eczema. I use different strengths of sunblock lotion for areas that require little or no exposure to the UVB. I have learned how to regulate the time spent before the lights; i.e., sometimes I just need to maintain healthy skin, at others I need to increase exposure due to flare-ups. And if I should go awhile without light treatment, I need to start the routine all over again; i.e., begin with a short period of exposure time, and gradually build it up again. My doctor was very pleased with the results, as well as with my personal plan for treatment. As an added bonus, I find that the lights are keeping me acne-free. (Even at xx years old, I tend to break out once in a while … when the time comes, I will probably be the only senior citizen requesting a wrinkle cream with acne control!) I do find, however, that my skin dries quite easily as a result of the lights and cold weather. Unfortunately, the lights cannot replace wintertime’s lack of humidity! Therefore, I maintain a regular moisturizing routine, including Doak Oil baths, which help. This was an expensive investment for us. However, finally enjoying eczema-free skin makes it worthwhile. I am very pleased with the results, and only regret that I did learn of phototherapy sooner. Thank you for your interest.

N.E.

Psoriasis patient

I am doing better still not clear, I have been having some problems with arthritis and will be going on methotrexate, that helps with the skin as well. I am happy with the lights, they have given me much relief. Sincerely, H.U.

Psoriasis patient

I am very pleased with the Solarc equipment. The manual is clear. I have had no problems with the machine whatsoever. I can’t express enough how this machine has helped fade my psoriasis patches. Almost non-existent. My self-esteem has been restored. (that’s saying a lot) Even my daughter says “I have a new mommy.” Life is good. The insurance company was Manulife. They covered me 100% They accepted my claim immediately. I had no problems with coverage from them at all. I was worried that I would have to continuously send letters but that was not the case. The letter guideline example your web site provided was very helpful. I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I was excited to receive my machine that I wanted to start my treatments right away. The machine is amazing! Thanks so much. I’m so glad I saw your ad in a medical magazine in my doctor’s office. You need to advertise more. Let people know that this machine is available for home use. I’ll keep you posted. Sincerely,

C.K.

Psoriasis patient

I am in my sixth month and have improved 80%, my Dr. told me this morning to continue with my program. I am very happy with the light and am on target [6-8months] of light to clear my skin. M.Y.

Psoriasis patient

Bruce and Stephan, Regarding the purchase of my phototherapy unit, I must say I am overwhelmed by the results, extremely happy with the product, and thankful for the outstanding, kind, and considerate service. When I first looked into purchasing a unit, the information on the web site and the package you sent to me had more than enough information for me to make the right decision. The machine arrived quickly with absolutely no missing parts, information, or damage to the unit. It was very easy to set up and I started treatments the same day that it arrived. Within a month my psoriasis was 90% clear. The only evidence was a little bit of discoloration around the once affected areas. I cannot think of anything you need to do to improve your product or your service. I happened to stumble across your web site by accident, otherwise I probably never would have pursued the possibility of an in home phototherapy unit, so maybe some different areas of marketing and advertisement need to be explored. Thanks guys for everything. Keep in touch. D.H.

Psoriasis patient

For about 6-7 years I have had no control over this condition [psoriasis – ed], and expecially dreaded Autumn when it really flared off every year. As soon as I started the narrow band treatments with Solarc, I immediately began to see results. I mean as soon as I got thru the first week of the cautious ramp up in time. By week 2 I noticed a lot of reduction of itching, and could see the promise of this treatment method. I have only noticed even the slightest overexposure one time. It was odd because it was not a great increase in time. I think I had waited more days between treatments, and had soaked in the tub and used some soap or something that sensitized me. Other than that, it seems like the UVB narrow band is more forgiving and less prone to burn [than UVB Broadband – ed]. I am taking about 2min 50 sec. per side, mostly on my legs. I then cover up, and add another 50 sec. on the lower part of my legs. I do this about 1 time a week now. I still have resistant patches on my lower legs, but can live with it and probably should ramp up a little to see if I can clear it up. I am just trying to minimize my exposure while achieving some control. I tried for years to use Ultravate, and other topicals on large areas of lesions, and it was hugely time consuming. Your machine is amazing. I saw a dermatologist in NC for 2-3 years and took light treatments in his office 2 times a week at great cost, and never, I mean never saw the results I am getting with Solarc. Thinking back, I don’t know how I took so much time in his light booth without getting results. I did get approval from my insurance. Of course I paid my deductible, but this is the best investment I have ever made as far as my psoriasis goes. Thanks so much to you and Solarc. It is amazing to me how many people must be struggling with this condition, and they could be helped by home treatment. There is nothing out there that even approaches the relief this home treatement offers. I had to try something. The improvement in quality of life is huge! For 7 years I was miserable. It’s not gone but I can live with it now. S.N.

Psoriasis patient

All is great although I’m sick of lying about where I went to get such a good tan. I haven’t had to use it very much to stay clean 2x per week and not every week. My insurance covered 100% Manulife. The equipment seems great – no worries.

T.D.

Psoriasis patient

The unit has worked great. After an initial treatment for about one month, I now only use it sporadically whenever problems flair up. S.G.

Psoriasis patient

I have done so well, I am anxious for others to see the results. Of all the medications that I tried and couldn’t get any results, the UV machine was the answer to it all. I just can’t believe the difference. C.I.

Psoriasis patient

The light has worked wonders for my husband. I would say his skin is probably 85-90% cleared up. It has been wonderful for him. He doesn’t itch all over like he used and he is not using a “ton” of lotion every day just to keep his skin from cracking. He does notice that if he skips a couple of days though his skin tends to start flaring up again. F.K.

Psoriasis patient

My Phototherapy equipment works great. I have had several UVB broadband treatments over the years in a hospital setting with total surround units and find my unit [UVB Narrowband – ed] works quite well in comparison. I used the unit from April until mid July. My Psoriasis was cleared quite nicely except some areas on the lower legs which have always been difficult to clear completely. I was successful with my insurance claim thanks to your suggestions. I am very happy with that. My insurance company is Canada Life. I have extended group coverage with them through my Employer. Thank you for your interest.

B.E.

Psoriasis patient

Your knowledge and service is spectactular, I really mean that. T.G.

Psoriasis patient

My husband is doing great with the home phototherapy unit. It works wonders. Even though our insurance company wouldn’t cover the unit we fell it was definitely worth the money to gain my husband’s self confidence back.

N.I.

Psoriasis patient

My skin condition has improved to 98% clear. I only use it once a week now for a total of 8 min. two min. each front, back and sides. There have been no problems with the equipment. The insurance company has agreed to repay $1,150 US but I have not received the check yet. H.D.

Psoriasis patient

Many thanks for the inquiry. The Solarc machine has been wonderful; my skin has improved noticeably (both my husband and my dermatologist, the two most important people in my life, confirm this and I see/feel it too). When I’m on the machine regularly (not always possible because we travel etc.), I don’t have to take as high a dosage of the medication I’m on, and there’s even some hope of getting off the medication entirely — though I’ll believe that when it happens. The Solarc machine is far more effective than the sun, which gets me more tanned but clears the lesions less effectively at this point. I have given all your brochures to my dermatologist and he in turn has given copies of them to patients. He had me come and talk to one of his patients personally about the machine, because this person lived in Pennsylvania and had a hard time getting to the office for light treatments. Possibly he has already become a client of yours? C.M.

Psoriasis patient

I have been very pleased with your equipment. We have seen some fading of the [CTCL] spots and hope they will continue to fade. My next follow up with the oncologist is in October. I have seen the doctor once since beginning therapy and she seemed pleased that the lymphoma had not advanced and their appeared to be some initial remission in process. We were successful with gaining reimbursement from our insurance company for about 70% of the cost. I like how they mount to the wall and how simple the operation is. Everything arrived in good order and was no problem to set up. Thank you for your follow up. H.N.

Psoriasis patient

The light is working perfectly. My psoriasis has responded as expected with the lesions reduced by over 50%. I didn’t try to get the insurance company to buy it. I used my Flexible Medical Spending Account to get it with before-tax income. I expose myself in 4 positions, front, left sided, back and right side at 1-1/2 minutes each. I am very happy with the product. The quality is excellent, the components are conservatively sized, and the price is reasonable. It was not damaged in shipping which is a major issue with me because I have no patience dealing with that kind of problem. I certainly will recommend your product without reservation.

C.O.

Psoriasis patient

All is going well. My skin has cleared up, except for two pimple sized lesions. I went up very slowly to about 3 min a side. Currently I am at 1 min a side. No problems with the machine. I am very pleased with the response. thanks L.S.

Psoriasis patient

On the treatment front, I couldn’t be happier. After initial ramp, I was using the lights for 6:00 per side on a daily basis for approximately 3 months and my psoriasis has essentially cleared (with the exception of some remnants of stubborn spots on my ankles). I ramped down over 2 weeks and am now taking a break from the lights over the summer. My experience with the equipment and manuals has been flawless. The installation was very straightforward and I was happy to see the manuals included well researched, relevant information for patients with psoriasis. Many thanks for the first-rate customer focus and attention. All the best, T.E.

Psoriasis patient

I have been using the Solarc lamp consistently since it was purchased and it has performed flawlessly. My skin condition (pruritus nodularis) has been steadily improving since I have been using the Solarc – after about five years of the condition getting steadily worse not withstanding a parade of different topical medications. Thanks for providing a great product. D.D.

Psoriasis patient

Sorry for the delayed response. I have been very happy with my Phototherapy system. The treatments seem to be working well. A few patients have some resistant lesions but that is to be expected. No problems with exposure time or the equipment. Overall I am very happy with it.

H.R.

Psoriasis patient

I want to report that bulb replacing the one broken in shipment arrived today, and everything is OK. The lamp has been installed and now the machine is working on all six bulbs. Thank you for your quick response: I think your company is wonderful to work with and have already recommended you strongly to my doctor, who is one of the reputed psoriasis specialists in the city. With best wishes, C.M.

Psoriasis patient

Thanks for your very prompt and personalized service. I also appreciated the fact that you sent a brand new unit at the same cost as the used one. I’ll be sure to recommend your company to other people I know who are using UVB for treating their psoriasis!

S.D.

Psoriasis patient

This time last year, my husband and I were leaving the dermatologist’s office feeling very frustrated and scared. He had only been off the Methotrextate drug for about six weeks and his psorasis had come back full force, perhaps worse then ever. It was so bad that his lesions were becoming arthritic and this really started to interfere with his life. When he told me he was quitting hockey I knew this was serious!! He had no choice but to go back on the drug and because of this it interfered with our plans to have a family. We were faced with looking at having to go to a fertility clinic because of the length of time he was on the drug and the three month waiting period we had to wait after he stopped taking the drug, didn’t leave us much of a chance in starting a family. We became completely overwhelmed. I became devestated. Having been brought up with faith and determination I prayed for a miracle and I received one. Today, I am happy to say that he has only been taking the treatments for about three months and his skin is unbelievable! This really has been a true blessing for us and especially for my husband. You have know idea the relief and peace of mind this has brought to the both of us. Although, there are no pitter-patter of tiny little feet running around yet, I am sure that will happen if and when it is to be. My husband goes to see his dermatologist in February. He has not seen him since he started the treatments and I can’t wait to see the look on his face when he sees his skin. As I mentioned to you in a recent e-mail we were fully re-imbursed 100% as well for the machine by Maritime Script and the machine itself has given us no problems. Thank you for your interest and I will keep you posted on his progress. L.N.

Psoriasis patient

I have had excellent results and am already on a maintenance schedule. Much quicker improvement than either of my treatments period at the clinic. I am very happy with the equipment and your service. Thanks, K.W.

Psoriasis patient

My husband is very satisfied with the results he has received since he started his treatments with the Solarc light. With regular treatments his psoriasis is now under control. S.D.

Psoriasis patient

Comments: I am in my sixth month and have improved 80%, my Dr. told me this morning to continue with my program. I am very happy with the light and am on target [6-8 months] of light to clear my skin.

M.W.

Psoriasis patient

My name is Karl and I have been using a Solarc Systems UV light box for the past ten years. I am currently 27, and have had psoriasis since as long as I can remember. I have used just about every cream or lotion that you can imagine. Finally my Dermatologist suggested I start taking UV treatment. I was going to his office five times a week, traveling from Elmvale to Barrie every morning. I found that it was just too much time and expense so my Doctor suggested buying my own box. He gave me the phone number for Solarc Systems and the rest is history. As mentioned earlier I have been using this UV light for the past ten years, and I swear by it. In fact, at one point my psoriasis was so bad that I would not even go swimming is public because I was afraid what people might say. Today, I no longer have this worry. Solarc Systems UV light has allowed me to manage my psoriasis to the point that I have regained my confidence. With the exception of a couple months during the winter you wouldn’t even know that I have this skin disorder. In fact, in the ten years that I have owned a Solarc Systems light box I have had no major repairs/expenses. My light box has more than paid for itself over the years. If you have ever felt like me where you were afraid to even swim in public than I totally suggest that you contact Solarc Systems for your UV light box today. I swear by mine and I know that you would not have any regrets if you purchased one. Sincerely, Karl Loyal Solarc Systems User K.M.

Psoriasis patient

I purchased the Solarc around mid November last year. After about two months of following the prescribed times, I started noticing the difference in my arms especially. My legs were not as quick to react to the light dosages. I have now been using the Solarc for three and a half months and my arms are 95% free of scales and my legs are about 50% free of scales. I am using the lamp at 2 ½ minutes front and back and I have been using a one foot high step to elevate my legs closer to the centre of the bulbs for about two weeks now . There are not too many manufacturers in this world who are concerned about their products and their customer’s satisfaction after the product is sold. Talk to you later. E.L.

Psoriasis patient

I am extremely pleased with the system. I started it as soon as I received it and within six weeks I was approximately 95% better. I did have a break over Christmas and will be starting it again, as some has come back on my sides. I am also following my natural diet which I have found to work in the past. I would like you to know that this has changed my life. K.C.

Psoriasis patient

This is to acknowledge receipt today of the Solarc 1760UVB-NB fixture, ordered last week. The unit has been installed without difficulty and works fine. I want to thank you for the prompt delivery and courteous service. I am extremely pleased with the quality of the unit. It’s a superbly engineered product and a great value. I also want to complement you on the excellent www.solarcsystems.com web site, which gave me the information I needed to make an informed purchase, and your well written manual, which made the installation of the unit easy.

D.D.

Psoriasis patient

Just wanted to let you know that my husband and I received a cheque in the mail yesterday for a 100% reimbursement from Medicscript! We are very pleased and wanted to thank you for all your help and information. Furthermore, I think this is starting to work for my husband. His lesions are not as raised and red and this is the time of year when it would be at its peak. L.N.

Psoriasis patient

Your service has been one of the best and your machine is working great.

S.G.

Psoriasis patient

All is well, the best part is being able to have my treatment done at my convenience and not the hospital’s – treatment is good otherwise and now I get to start as soon as it is needed rather than wait a month for the dr appt. to get a referral, then wait another 6 or more weeks to get a spot in the physio department (and by that time I am completely covered)… so yes, I am extremely happy. Of course, I am willing to help out in anyway for others sufferring with this condition – my insurance carrier is Manulife and they covered the equipment 100% (it is considered “Durable equipment”) the only requirement was that I first pay for the unit then send the receipt for reimbursement. L.S.

Psoriasis patient

I am very satisfied…in fact, am going off to do a treatment fairly soon. Merry Christmas to you and thanks F.R.

Psoriasis patient

The light has worked very well-I estimate that I have about a 75% improvement in my skin condition. E.K.

Psoriasis patient

My son’s vit is extensive – at its worse, it covered 70% of his body. We are at about half of that after a year on NB UVB, which I consider tremendous success.

M.T.

Vitiligo patient

My phototherapy system is working great and improving my skin condition considerably. Thanks again for all your help and information and I would tell anyone that is considering a home unit that it is a great time saver and stress saver. T.U.

Psoriasis patient

I am doing really well with my lamp, I am psoriasis free at the moment – so nice to see clear skin for a change. Even my knees and elbows look great. I am quite happy with the unit. I don’t stay under for any more than 1-2 mins at a time. Presently I am using it a couple times a week since I have cleared. T.J.

Psoriasis patient

This machine has changed my life. S.N.

Psoriasis patient

Hooked it up and works great….I am absolutely amazed at the strength of the bulbs compared to just a few years ago…..anyhow, looks like an excellent product, will gladly recommend you, and also looks like insurance is gonna pay the majority of reimbursement to me….

L.G.

Psoriasis patient

I received your 1760UVB last week. Anyway just wanted to drop a line and tell you how much I like your product, ALOT more powerful then my doctor’s booth, this thing is great and it was a pleasure to do business with you. Thanks, H.U.

Psoriasis patient

We found the Company and its product to be of high quality and certainly effective in acheiving its objective. If you have other patients who acquire this rather unpleasant skin eruption, and can afford to buy a home system, we highly recommend this one to you.

K.T.

Psoriasis patient

Three weeks have now passed since I received my SolRx model 1760UVB-NB phototherapy unit, so I thought it an appropriate time to comment on my experience. First, I will tell you about the results that I have had in relieving wide-spread chronic psoriasis that had “plagued” me for the past 40 years. Then I will comment on the order and delivery process from Solarc Systems. In just three weeks of treatment my psoriasis plaques have been reduced in thickness and area by more than 50%. The phototherapy treatment process takes place in my own home and lasts only a few minutes every morning. I am amazed. For forty years I have endured greasy cortisone ointments and tars that stained my clothing, methotrexate that gave me ulcers and oral canker sores, and endless inconvenient visits to a hospital phototherapy clinic that required more than two hours away from work everyday, only to be told after 80% clearing that I was discharged and could not continue on a less frequent maintenance program – a lengthy cycle back through the doctors and enduring waiting lists was required to re-qualify for treatment again. At last am in control of my disease treatment and I feel immensely better. Now to the order and delivery process. I first learned about Solarc Systems from a brief advertisement in MacLean’s magazine a couple of months ago. It is surprising how people with psoriasis will notice even the smallest reference to the disease. Anyway, I went to the referenced web site to learn about the company and its products. I was very surprised and pleased to learn that this was a Canadian designed and manufactured unit. The web site provided a wealth of information about the merits of phototherapy and explained very clearly how I could explain about the product to my dermatologist and, best of all, how I could “encourage” my group insurance carrier to cover the cost of the equipment. After my explorations were complete I phoned the company and spoke to the owner, Bruce Elliott, and received further explanation about the products. Thanks to Bruce’s help I was able to obtain a prescription from my dermatologist for the equipment and a pre-approval from Manulife. My doctor was very interested to learn that there was a Canadian company that manufactured this type of equipment at a very reasonable price. The prescription was faxed to Solarc Systems and the equipment was shipped by courier within a week. This is where Solarc Systems customer service excelled. The courier delivered the equipment a day earlier than scheduled and, as luck would have it, no one was at home. I phoned Bruce and he arranged for a re-delivery; but luck was again not on my side, the courier accidentally shipped the product back to Solarc Systems. When Bruce learned what had happened he offered to drive the unit personally all the way from the factory in Barrie to Ottawa – unbelievable service. Bruce Elliott and his company, Solarc Systems, have taken the standard for customer service to new heights. When the equipment arrived I found the documentation to be excellent and the installation only took 20 minutes. The phototherapy unit is very easy to use and the equipment quality is superb. This company is a real Canadian success story both for its products and its customer service. Bravo! Please feel free to quote me. Yours truly, R.W.

Psoriasis patient

I certainly appreciate all the help you have given and your unit is terriffic!!!!!! It certainly is convenient to not have to go to the clinic to get my treatment. I SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS YEARS AGO. D.N.

Psoriasis patient

I just came back from one month in Mexico and the sun over there wasn’t enough to keep my skin clear of psoriasis. a couple of spots reappeared on my legs and ankles so I restarted the treatment when I came back starting at 2 min. Now I am at 8 minutes and the spots are thinning out day by day (I returned 2 weeks ago.) I am very satisfied. This treatment is helping me live a more normal life now, not only centered on my psoriasis. H.R.

Psoriasis patient

Hi Bruce! Things are fantastic. There is still some skin discoloration in the worst areas, and a few hard to reach spots that are being stubborn, but the unit is working better than we could have hoped. I’ll have Gary write you when he gets a chance and thank you himself. Thanks for checking in,

H.U.

Psoriasis patient

I was very happy with the service and the product is very good! It is very satisfying to know that there are options to deal with the eczema other than creams. K.E.

Psoriasis patient

I use the system for psoriasis and have improved. My condition is as good as it as been in my 50 years of treatment. I have been under treatment with simliar system in a hospital setting. The Hospital is overloaded with patients and you could not get the system to adjust, fine tune to your needs. Having this system in your home is the way to go.In my case I have found that more treatments of a shorter duration works best. My schedule is 4 minutes each side, every second day, facing the light day 1, facing away day 2 I do the treatment after a bath and apply light application of Vasaline to affected areas, I cover my head during treatment. In the summer months my treatment schedule is cut to once a week.It is my opinion that millions of dollars are being spent in hospitals for this type of treatment, this should be done at home. I.T.

Psoriasis patient

100 % , I love it – helped me to live a normal life. S.C.

Psoriasis patient

I’m very satisfied. Having this treatment available at home has relieved me from a major inconvenience and complication in my schedule. It’s been life-changing and I only regret not having done it sooner.

K.K.

Psoriasis patient

I am satisfied with the phototherapy system…I am pleased to see progress; I didn’t think I would ever see pigment returning to the affected areas of my skin. I didn’t expect to see the results as soon as I did and I am excited and hopeful I will one day see my skin back to “normal”. B.E.

Psoriasis patient

He, my son, is using the device for psoriasis. To be honest we started using it and then we stopped because of the holidays and family over and then B.M. got sick. He is doing better now and we have started using it again. Before we stopped it looked like it was helping. I tried it on myself first just to make sure and even held it to my skin to see if it got hot and would burn me, and it didn’t. What an amazing product! I looked at others, and one someone recommended to me but they all looked out dated to me. So I showed them your company and your device and they agree with me that yours is Awesome. We have not had any problems with the device. The User Manual is great and I did not need any help. I started out very slow to be safe on the skin type. I chose the one that’s before (my son’s) skin type just to make sure he would not burn and I would look closely at his skin the next day. We have started back using it, we are on 60 seconds on each arm. We are doing 3 times a week for now. WOW! I think you guys are GREAT! and the device is GREAT! I just can not believe how easy it is to use. My son hated the 25 min drive to the hospital and then we would have to wait in the waiting room then finally he would get his treatment and then drive back three times a week. You guys are Amazing! He does not even care that he has to wear the goggles every time, he is just so glad he does not have to go to the hospital for his photo light therapy. Going to photo light therapy three times a week just added to the frustration. Sooooo Thank You! I have told doctors and nurses and his dermatoligist (specialists) about how wonderful this device is and I told them that you are wonderful to work with and I would recommend this product and your company.

B.M.

Psoriasis patient

T.L. is having extremely good results with the machine. She tries to get 3 treatments in per week. We are treating her arms for psoraisis which was really bad before we purchased the machine. I can say that the condition has improved at least 80%. We treat at approx. 50-55 seconds each treatment. We are also treating the back of her neck / just to shoulder area for vitiligo. I can’t say that there has been an improvement, but I remember you telling me that it would take much longer to see results. She is never burned in this area. It is an exceptional product. I really appreciate you taking the time to ask how T.L. is doing. V.L.

Psoriasis patient

I used the solarc/solrx initially but then got busy and stopped. I have only started to used it consistantly for the last couple of months and I am seeing quite an improvement. I use it for psoriasis. I am still in the clearing phase. The manual was fine. Since the areas started out very red it’s hard to tell if there’s skin burning. I’ve been reluctant to increase the time much. I’ve tried different creams from my dermatologist for years and this seems to be having the best results. Thank you E.L.

Psoriasis patient

My psoriasis has cleared completely for the first time in 20 years, with the treatment effects becoming readily apparent within the first three weeks of treatment. My wife was truly amazed at the results. The unit arrived with a broken bulb. One phone call and another bulb was on it’s way. The design of the device, and intructions for the device, made set up and treatments painless. The results from using the Solarc UVB narrowband phototherapy unit have exceeded both my and my physician’s greatest expectations. My body was up to 30% covered in psoriasis for over 30 years and, although I learned to live with the physical aspects of my disease, the insecurity and psychological effects associated with chronic psoriasis were always with me. The only treatment that had ever been effective for me (and belive me when I say I’ve tried them all) was broadband phototherapy, but, because of my geographic location, phototherapy clinics have rarely been an option for treatment. The home phototherapy unit has been a godsend. If you have an opportunity, try it. B.C.

Psoriasis patient

I started daily treatments for 30 seconds the day I received the light and within a couple of weeks I had cleared up my Guttate Psoriasis completely. My Plaque Psoriasis on my elbows and knees had also become less noticeable. I do it once a week for 45 seconds just on my elbows and knees and have noticed that although I haven’t completely cleared it, that it is considerably smoother and it is not itchy or irritated. Definitely am very happy that I purchased the light, the convenience alone of being able to do it on my schedule without having to travel and wait at the skin clinic is worth the amount that I paid the get your UVB light. Thank you for checking in on me, I am very pleased with the light. No burns but I followed your instructions in your manual and also knew from being in the skin clinic a couple of years ago, that it is important to start out at a low time and increase over a period of time.

T.U.

Psoriasis patient

I’m very happy and extremely satisfied with the system. It gives me exactly what I expect and need in the convenience of my own home – I can get treatment when I want without time, effort and energy spent going to the one clinic downtown which offers the narrow band UV treatment (the line is long, the parking is a problem, the time away from work and personal time, etc). T.Q.

Psoriasis patient

My skin feels great! No more leasions or redness. I do not bleed on my clothing or the bed sheets. I am not sore anymore, nor do I itch. No problems with the Device at all. The user manual was easy to understand. I am very pleased with the Solarc System I purchased. It has made my skin so much better. I will even be wearing shorts this coming summer, for the first time in many years. I can kneel once again as my knees have completely been cleared of psoriasis. Only patches of “darker” skin remains where psoriasis used to be. In time these will fade and look like my normal skin. This fadeing has already happened on other parts of my skin. To not hurt, itch, bleed, or have skin flaking everywhere………..I Love it!!! I have also recommended the Solarc System to my son who is covered in psoriasis. He has purchased his own system and we are waiting to see how this will work for him. I am sure with regular, consistant use that he will have success as I have had. Anyone interested in getting help with psoriasis should try this system. The relief from scratching and hurting is worth it, atleast it was for me. Thanks for having this available to the public so that we may help ourselves heal! R.T.

Psoriasis patient

In a nutshell, I am thrilled with my 530UVB-NB light machine! I’ve been using it for vitiligo. I bought the machine after the vitiligo had invaded my face. Hydrocortisone cream caused my face to re-pigment, but after a time, it completely lost its effectiveness. My face began to re-pigment after only a couple months. I was alarmed that much of the new pigment was much darker than my normal skin tone, which made it even harder to cover with make-up. But after awhile, thankfully, the pigment lightened up to match my skin tone. I’ve had no problems with the device or the manual. I think the device is brilliantly designed. So easy to use! Kudos to you for your design. I think your device and your service is excellent. My overall satisfaction level is very very high. I purchased the device to use on my face. I was initially only going to use it on my face, as I’d given up on the other areas. But you encouraged me on the phone to treat all areas, and to not give up, even on my feet. So I am continuing to treat all areas, but am extremely satisfied because my face looks normal again. I am so grateful!!! D.W.

Psoriasis patient

J’s psoriasis started developing in his 20s and 30s, and was pretty full blown by his 40s. He stopped wearing shorts then, and he hasn’t worn even short sleeves for about 10 years. The summers here aren’t too long, but they get hot, and we do end up with several weeks with 100+ temperatures every summer. Because of the appearance of his skin, he quit going to the beach with me and the kids, and water skiing was out of the question. Even in our own pool at home he made sure no one else was swimming before he got in. His hands were getting pretty bad there towards the end, and he dreaded going to stores and handing over money because he was afraid cashiers would freak out over his hands. He had been getting some kind of shot from a doctor that would relieve the itching for 3 or 4 weeks, but he could only get the shot every 3 months; so the relief was temporary and short-lived; and it did little to erase the sores and scars. Lotions and pills were next to useless and we gave up trying them. In desperation he finally visited a specialist, who told him he needed light treatments; but since we didn’t have insurance, we wouldn’t be able to afford them. He actually told J to GET USED TO IT. That made me mad, and I figured if a specialist could buy light treatment systems, maybe I could, too. I got on-line and did some research, and ended up at the Solarc site. It was affordable, and I was paying cash. J installed the Solarc Christmas morning last year, and took his first light treatment immediately. Within a week he was telling me he was seeing a difference, although I was not. Within a month I WAS, and gradually over the next few months J’s skin healed and psoriasis left our lives. This past summer he wore shorts and short sleeves for the first time in at least 10 years. He swam in a hotel pool without shame. He doesn’t itch, worry about cashiers, or leave bloodstains on his shirts or sheets. He takes light treatments occasionally but other than that, we rarely mention the word anymore. The bed was easy to install, easy to operate, and has a locking device so the kids can’t mess with it. I cannot thank you enough for your service in this area. You have changed our lives.

T.T.

Psoriasis patient

The Solarc UVB wand has made a dramatic improvement in my life. I have been waiting for this for years – and finally its here. In about one month of diligent use, the device cleared up my psoriasis – about a dozen legions on legs and elbows. For those who have suffered from this disease since they were young – like i have – this device is worth every cent. Self-treating in the comfort of your own home, or elsewhere using this portable device is therapeutic let alone effective. Those who are familiar with the daily rituals of topical application can easily shift to a new daily routine of UVB application, only now the “ritual” is actually effective (ie. this is not “dead” time). The device is solid, reliable and mobile – a true work of science and craftmanship. What makes Solarc even more attractive is that the guys who run the business are dedicated and compassionate which I have experienced first hand. It will depend on climate and lifestyle and other factors, but for me I figure that the device can be put away after about one month of intensive use and then be returned to for less intensive maintenance. H.K.

Psoriasis patient

I’ve had no problems with the equipment or the user’s manual. Your product is excellent and the directions are clear and concise. I am very pleased with the unit and also with its compact size as it is easy to store out of the way when not in use.

K.U.

Psoriasis patient

I certainly cannot think of a way you could improve on perfection – you have a wonderful product and the fact that you take the time to check with me only impresses me more, thank you to you and Solarc. N.T.

Psoriasis patient

MY CONDITION WAS SO SEVERE THAT IT AFFECTED MY WHOLE LIFE. NOW I CAN SAY I AM FINALLY FREE TO LIVE A HAPPY LIFE. It was a lucky day for me when we found your product. Thank you from my heart. E.L.

Psoriasis patient

I wanted to give you an up-date on my psoriasis using the machine I purchased from your company. I have gotten through most of the winter without an outbreak on my hands. Last year in January and February I had to wear plastic gloves all the time but this year I am almost totally clear. I have one small spot at the base of my thumb but even that is better than it has been for 20 years. I am also treating the soles of my feet and there has been definite improvement there. They are not as clear as my hands but I have had no cracking and bleeding as I experienced in the past. Overall I am thrilled with the results I have had so far. I will continue the treatments as the instructions indicated. Thank you so much V.T.

Psoriasis patient

We were amazed to be cleared in 2 months. We wished we had taken photos before and after. Our case was just as bad as is shown in your example. We never thought that there was any help anymore. None of the ointments or creams helped after all these years and we were desperate. The Doctors had no answers anymore. So this feels like a miracle. He can now sleep at night.

K.E.

Psoriasis patient

Service was excellent. When my machine arrived there was a broken bulb and two replacements were sent for no cost from Canada. Steve also organized for customs charges to be paid. Thank you very much Steve and Bruce.If I ever get to Canada I would love to come to your factory and thank you personally. D.P.

Psoriasis patient

Thanks again. I have had vitiligo for 50 years and it feels great not to always be trying to find a way to cover-up! S.T.

Psoriasis patient

Nothing that I can think of. The product has work remarkably well for me and I’m very please with it. In fact, my barber has the same condition and now he too has purchased one of your machines. We talk about this every couple of weeks when we see each other. I had this condition for many years……..almost 14……..and did not know about this therapy. Nothing in the past has worked. It’s fantastic to be off drugs, creams and everything else and to have something simple and so effective. Others need to know about this. S.N.

Psoriasis patient

Everything is going very well. I was able to clear up my skin with the light and really enjoy last summer. I went to my dermatologist for a 6 month checkup and she was amazed at how clear my skin was. I am looking forward to another summer of enjoying the season in short pants and no shirt. Thanks for your help in giving me back normal skin.

S.K.

Psoriasis patient

I’m just kicking myself I didn’t order one of these units 20 years ago. The product and service have been second to none and I will recommend this to anyone with psoriasis. N.T.

Psoriasis patient

Just to let you know I picked it up today and all I can really say is. THANK YOU. I have never seen such a well made product in my life. The equipment is really superb. The detail involved in fixing this up for me was really magnificent. Would you please pass on my thanks to everyone involved, and if it was you……if you come to England I will buy you a beer. I got your site through recommendations on various forums. Everyone of those people were right.

S.G.

Psoriasis patient

I can’t tell you enough how pleased I am with my UVB home phototherapy unit. I am treating psoriasis on my feet. My condition has extremely improved, I could not tell you the last time my feet were so clear. I believe there is no way to improve your product or excellent service – keep up the good work. I am so impressed by the benefits gained to date and can only assume that I will continue to have a positive experience. You have a wonderful product and the added bonus of being able to do home therapy preventing loss time at work, inconvenience to busy clinics, and an overall peace of mind. M.T.

Psoriasis patient

I am using your Solarc 6 bulb, wall mounted, UVB-NB phototherapy unit three times a week for 1 minute 30 seconds (front and back, 3 minutes total) with excellent results. My condition has improved dramatically. I estimate that improvement at about 80-90%. Medicare covers only a small hand-held unit, however, I wrote a letter to Medicare and received a $967 rebate. I am seeing a dermatologist once every two months for prescription compound salve for psoriasis. I highly recommend your unit and your very competitive price. ver-up! J.A.

Psoriasis patient

Your product and service were, and are both excellent. I wouldn’t change anything. N.L.

Psoriasis patient

My son has battled psoriasis since age 12. He is now 53 years old so he has a long history of this problem. He has been diagnosed as having a particularly stubborn and severe case of psoriasis. Sometime early this year we talked about the problems he was having and he sounded to me to be at his wits end with trying to live with the symptoms. He was able to get some relief if he lay in the sun for hours and hours. But this was very difficult to follow and it did not take away the rash and itch. It was at this point I decided to try the internet once again to find a Solar Home Therapy. I was fortunate to find your advertisement and we were able to purchase your 1790UVB-NB model. Here are the results: The equipment arrived without any problems. Excellent service. Because he had experience with solar therapy at the hospital in London he was able to quickly and easily set up and use it. The results are so positively wonderful that it could literally be called a miracle. Within about six weeks he has completely cleared up his skin. He started out at 15 seconds each on front, back, and both sides and added 5 seconds per day up to 1 minute per side daily. He used the therapy in conjunction with applying Dovonex which to this date appears to be the best treatment cream available. He is now completely free of all lesions, itch, rash etc. Just a very attractive tan on his whole body. His life is totally changed and he is psoriasis free for the first time since he was 12. He does not need the Dovonex and has suspended the solar treatment. He will have to use them only if the condition returns. We have the option for treatment now. There have been no burns or adverse affects so far due to him following directions very closely. We did not apply to any insurance company for payment. The results have been so outstanding that we would recommend the treatment to any one and you may use our endorsement any time. Thanks for changing our lives. He is very happy and seems a different person now. The therapy has made a complete turn around in his life. – It would be important for you to know that he has been using the Dovonex cream for quite a few years – This did not keep the psoriasis from spreading and getting more severe. It gave a little relief but his condition kept getting worse. It was the solar therapy that put him over the edge.

S.L.

Psoriasis patient

You guys are life savers and I can’t thank you enough for inventing a system that can cure this hideous disease. I just wish I had run across your company years earlier. E.P.

Psoriasis patient

Hi Stephen! This is P.L. from BC and just had to email you to let you know I love my little system – new areas that were coming up are all gone and now I am working on some older ones – they will take time but I can say the degree to which they are reduced is very good. How come you didn’t phone me years ago and tell me about your Solarc System? (only kidding) Any new inventions you come up with I want to know… P.L.

Psoriasis patient

I am so happy with this product I wouldn’t change anything It has helped me so much I thank God everyday that this product has helped me so much. N.M.

Vitiligo patient

MY HISTORY: I have been battling Guttate Psoriasis for more than 25 years, with little or no success. I remember back in the early years the tortuous regime of crude coal tar treatments; as well as the baths, the creams, and the pills with the nasty side effects. Of course; the social stigma, which was the worst part of having psoriasis, prevented me from going to parties, swimming pools, beaches, the gym, and even prevented me from dating. It affected my every day life, in every way possible. Eventually the feelings of isolation, loneliness, and depression became overwhelming and this added stress only worsened the condition. My Dermatologist recommended light therapy at the local hospital. I began UVB Broadband treatments and ultimately went on to UVB Narrowband treatments which provided optimal results. The hospital treatments lasted approximately 4 months; and involved visits to the Photoderm Clinic 3-4 days per week. Even after completing hospital treatments, my lower legs never completely cleared. My entire body would, within weeks of completing treatment, flare and the lesions would once again cover my scalp, face, arms and hands, back, trunk, buttocks, and of course the lower legs and feet. It was considered a ‘severe’ case. My insurance carrier (SunLife) through my employer declined my repeated attempts to have the light machine covered. I decided to go ahead and purchase the machine on my own and it was delivered this past Christmas Eve by courier. INITIAL CONTACT WITH SOLARC: When I first called Solarc, I immediately felt as though I had known Steve all my life. He made me feel comfortable from the get go; he is very knowledgeable, courteous, and professional … and never fails to toss in a healthy dose of his brilliant sense of humour along the way. You can sense the genuine compassion, kindness, and caring from the very first time you speak with Steve on the phone. Steve went out of his way to help me select a machine that I could afford, and to have it delivered to my front door in lightening speed so I could start my treatments right away. There was never any sales pressure, nor was there any attempt to get me to buy a machine that I couldn’t afford or that I didn’t need. I had originally wanted to purchase a higher priced model but because I indicated to Steve that although I was employed, I was still on a strict and tight budget; he pointed out that the machine I originally selected came with ‘all the bells and whistles’, but that I didn’t need that particular machine in order to obtain excellent results; subsequently, I not only got exactly what I wanted, but exactly what I needed .. nothing more and nothing less. The follow up was excellent, and Steve was as genuinely thrilled as I was in terms of the outcome of my treatment. Steve really does care as much about you and your health as he does about his own family; and, that’s exactly what you feel like when you deal with Steve, like a member of his own family. He is dedicated and loyal to his customers, and this excellence in customer service is rarely found anywhere anymore! I have nothing but absolute respect and admiration for Steve, and Solarc! FOUR EASY STEPS TO SUCCESS: Step 1 – Unpack the light machine from it’s shipping box. Step 2 – Secure the light machine to the wall using the screws and drywall anchors included. Step 3 – Read, THOROUGHLY and COMPLETELY, the instruction book prior to using the machine. Step 4 – Start treatment the same day! RESULTS OF IN-HOME THERAPY: Here is the MIRACLE of the light machine … beating all the odds, I completed what I call the ‘Clearing Phase’ of treatment … IN SIX WEEKS!!! In the morning I would wake and get out of bed, take my light treatment, shower and dress, and head off to work. It’s just that easy! What an incredible difference to the typical 4 months of hospital visits … especially during the long cold Winter months!!! This was followed by an additional 6 weeks of what I call the ‘Maintenance Phase’. At the end of the 6 week Clearing Phase my skin was completely free of psoriatic lesions, apart from a few very small, hardly noticeable, spots on my lower legs which subsequently cleared during the Maintenance Phase of treatment. I followed all the guidelines in the instruction book; however, I took extra precautions so as not to irritate my skin and compromise my progress and success. I stood slightly further away from the lights than recommended, and gradually ramped up (increased the exposure time per treatment) by slightly less than the book indicated. My skin is fair, and sensitive, and although one feels a natural desire to clear as fast as possible, you only do more harm by attempting to speed up the treatments. MY BEST ADVICE: Read thoroughly, and follow, the instruction book that comes with your new light machine; and, adjust the recommended times of exposure indicated in the book as neccessary according to your own skin type, progress, and individual reaction to the lights (remember that each one of us is very different and unique) and always feel free to contact Steve during your treatment for advice, guidance, and support. MY TREATMENT SCHEDULE: I ramped up to 4 minutes, each side, 4 times per week (every other day). At the end of 6 weeks I noted, with child-like delight and wonder, that my skin was clear and so I began the Maintenance Phase. During the Mantenance Phase I decreased the treatments to 3 times per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) for two weeks, 2 times per week for 2 weeks, and 1 per week for two weeks then stopped completely. I remain, to this day, 100% clear … for the very first time in my life!! THE ONLY DOWNSIDE: The additional costs associated with the purchase of new t-shirts, shorts, and sandals. :)

J.T.

Psoriasis patient

My machine at home has made an incredible difference. In 6 weeks of treatment, all the patches that I have had for over 20 years are all gone. The treatements are very efficient because they target only the affected areas and since the machine is at home, I benefit from absolute flexibility in terms of schedule. Q.E.

Psoriasis patient

I would recommend the system to all who suffer with PSORIASIS as I had suffered for over forty years with this condition, and this system is the only treatment that has cleared my body of PSORIASIS.

K.L.

Psoriasis patient

Stephen, it’s been fantastic. I would highly recommend this to anyone. The equipment and manual is absolutely first class. I was very impressed with the clarity of the manual and the design of the machine is outstanding. It is very well put together, simple to setup (what little set up there is) and very, very easy to use. I am completely impressed with the Solarc unit, from it’s design, packaging, easy setup, ease of use, and most impressively, the results! I am obtaining treatments and results that I consider on par with those I received at the hospital. The ability to take care of this in my home has most definitely improved my quality of life. It’s a fantastic thing to no longer be burdened by psoriasis, and to have it effectively taken care off. I no longer think about it much, and that’s saying a lot! P.N.

Psoriasis patient

Your equipment has made an incredible difference in my life. Before it arrived in November, I couldn’t button a shirt as my hands were so split and bleeding. I couldn’t barely wash my hands as it was painful to put them in water. It took 3 weeks, because I was careful with exposure time, before I saw an improvement. But within 6 weeks, I had my hands back! I am now at maintenance, daily exposure for 3 minutes.Fabulous product, fabulous service. I can’t thank you enough for the improvements I’ve seen. It’s been like getting my hands back. Thank you! L.E.

Psoriasis patient

Thanks for the follow up email. I can’t tell you how happy I’ve been with the unit and wish I bought one of these 20 years ago. My skin is completely clear (other than scalp) of psoriasis (guttate). It actually seems like a miracle and don’t feel the need to go lay on the beach anymore. N.T.

Psoriasis patient

The machine itself is very simple to use and ready to go as you take it out of the box. I have nothing but praise to you and to your company.

S.B.

Psoriasis patient

Thank you for selling a great product! I have psoriatic arthritis and had never used phototherapy before. After researching several different units available in the US and Canada, I felt yours would best suit my needs. The unit is very easy to use and store, which I like. N.Q.

Psoriasis patient

I can honestly say it has been a godsend. I am truly amazed at how so little time spent under the light can have such a dramatic affect. N.C.

Psoriasis patient

I am 100% confident that without Solarc I would not have been successful. I was on methetrexate alone with only moderate success then Solarc made all the difference. I can’t Thank you enough. B.Q.

Psoriasis patient

My wife is very satisfied with the machine. She keeps telling me that this is the best buy that she has ever made. The equipment is working very well right now.

B.E.

Psoriasis patient

After using this equipment, I am happy to report that I am 100% cured! I have no lesions and my skin is as clear as it was before I came down with Psoriasis about 22 years ago. I can once again enjoy swimming with the family and not be embarrassed. I have seen my dermatologist as recommended by you. He is as pleased as I am of the results. He also stated that I could not have made a better decision in ordering the Solarc equipment. I am steroid cream and ointment free for over a year. I do not take any steroid shots as well. The equipment is easy to use and I have had no problem with it. I cannot see where an improvement can be made. Your instruction booklet is easy to follow. O.T.

Psoriasis patient

When I first purchased the system, I used it properly and regularly and it curred my psoriasis that I had on both my lower legs – I was THRILLED, for the first time in years I was able to wear shorts and Capri pants and not have anyone point to my legs and ask me what was wrong with them.

L.T.

Psoriasis patient

The home phototherapy system has been a godsend. I am very happy with this unit and have actually recommended your company to other sufferers I have met. You may tell anyone who is interested how fortunate I am to have found you. M.W.

Psoriasis patient

My psoriasis is gone now except for a small dry patch on the small of my back. I am thinking of takeing my grand children swimming at the pool. This is special as I haven’t been able to do that before. D.N.

Psoriasis patient

Steve, just a quick note to say that I’m very pleased with the unit. The quality is outstanding and with only a few short treatments I already have begun to see the positive effects. I’m very impressed. S.N.

Psoriasis patient

My condition has improved greatly. I saw definite results within the first few days, and my psoriasis disappeared almost completely in less than a month.

T.K.

Psoriasis patient

Condition has improved markedly. Improvement was almost immediate and took about 2 months for condition to clear by 90%. I now only do a maintenance dose once a week. I cannot believe I took so long to get my own machine. I wasted time with clinics and hospitals for three years before that. I should not have listened to the nurses who advised against self-treatment. As long as you are responsible and careful home machines are a total plus. An absolute boon. No more waiting rooms. I put off buying also because of the expense, but your machine was the best deal I could find, less than half of what the agent for the German competition wanted here in South Africa. I am not sorry I went with you and the machine has operated without a hitch so far. H.N.

Psoriasis patient

I have recently been examined by my regular dermatologist. He was so impressed with the results, that he does not require me to visit him again until 1 year from now! As I have been seeing him regularly for 18 years, usually with visits in 2 to 6 month intervals, this is quite a welcomed change. I consider the purchase of the unit as an investment in my health over the long term. Note: I have been on almost every treatment for psoriasis, from tar based ointments, methotrexate, broadband UV, anthralin, and Amevive, to name just a few. This is by far the most effective, most convenient and least problematic of all of the treatments. I have been most impressed in my dealings with Solarc. From my initial order through to receiving the product and device setup, I have found the support to be excellent. This was especially true when the unit arrived with a damaged socket, and several replacements were shipped to me, with apologies, in short order. With detailed instructions included, I performed the repair myself, and within a half hour, the unit was installed in it’s final location, ready for use. The unit itself is easy to operate, especially the time set. I am obviously very pleased with the whole experience from purchasing the light unit to the results that I have derived from it. I would recommend this treatment to anyone suffering from psoriasis as I do, who has tried everything else, and are a candidate for phototherapy. It has changed my life and outlook tremendously. I no longer feel as if the disease controls my life. This has given me confidence and allowed me to focus my attention on others, rather than myself. This is significant for me since I was first diagnosed with psoriasis when I had just turned sixteen (a really lousy time socially to have a skin disease whose only method of treatment at the time was a tar-based preparation that discolored the skin and smelled horribly). I am now 42, and for the first time since I was diagnosed, I feel as if I have embarked on a new phase of life, where the disease that has plagued me for so long, is finally under control for the long term, without poisoning my organs with toxins. S.L.

Psoriasis patient

This machine is as good as the light treatment I had a few years ago and if things stay the same (through the winter monthes), will have made an incredible difference in my life. E.C.

Psoriasis patient

At this point I am free of any signs of psoriasis. I am continuing to do daily exposures and have started cutting back on the time to try to figure out what a maintenance exposure time, should be. To me these lights are the only sensible way to cure psoriasis. It works and I have not had any signs of burning. The unit has performed perfectly. I remember being surprised to see significant healing within the first three weeks, when I first started. My doctor had told me that the skin takes six weeks to grow from the inside out. That is why I was not expecting anything for six weeks. I have had this condition for 32 years. I have seen a multitude of dermatologist and have come to believe that they are more interested in repeat business than curing people. My MD was the doctor that wrote the prescription for your system. I don’t see skin doctors anymore. Years ago, they had taken me all the way to tissue paper thin skin, with cortisone treatments.

E.P.

Psoriasis patient

Hi Stephen, I highly recommend your product for anyone with persistent psoriasis!! I can’t believe more people with skin disorders aren’t using your product, especially for the convenience of light-therapy treatment in your own home. I will certainly share my story with others!! I honestly thought I would never be rid of this horrible ailment, and I was afraid that I would have to take liver-damaging medications forever! Hopefully, I have seen the last of psoriasis!! L.W.

Psoriasis patient

I was just cleaning up my e-mail inbox and came across your e-mail address. I wanted to tell you about my psoriasis-free skin! If you recall, I have plantar/palmer psoriasis, and have been using the Solarc system since I received it at the beginning of June. I saw my dermatologist on August 21st and she was very pleased with my progress! She has reduced my medication, and told me to continue to use the light therapy 3 times a week. I thought you would be interested in hearing about my amazing progress while using your system!!

K.V.

Psoriasis patient

Although I bought the unit in July last year I was sitting in the sun and away a fair bit in the summer and didn’t start using the unit until Oct. My skin had improved significantly with the sun, although some patches were still slightly itchy. The light panel continued to improve the patches. I stopped using the panel in Feb and have been totally clear since. Wonderful!!! Good instructions, I like the time and key lock. The fact that the timer has a memory from one session to the next is great. I have it mounted behind the door in the spare bedroom so it takes up very little space. Thanks so much for the unit. The help with dealing with the insurance company was invaluable, and your prompt processing of the order so that I could get the claim in on time was wonderful. P.V.

Psoriasis patient

I am delighted by what results have been achieved so far. The facility of home treatment is highly convenient and makes a great deal of economic sense. D.I.

Psoriasis patient

I have been using the Solarc three days a week for about 20 seconds a treatment, and am thrilled that my hands have improved to the point that I can keep my house clean and tie my kids’ shoes. My hands were so cracked and painful before, it was keeping me from doing all the things I loved. I’ve been able to completely get away from the steroid ointments that were thinning my skin so badly. N.L.

Psoriasis patient

I am happy to report that the UVB-NB phototherapy treatments have been wonderful in their results. The psoriasis cleared at least 95 percent in about 2 months. Your equipment is terrific. I wish I had discovered it years earlier.

V.D.

Psoriasis patient

Thank you for checking as to how things are going. In the 1st place, I could not be happier with the results I’ve witnessed and neither could my dermatologist whom I just visited this A.M. I am a good 90% clear of plaques and look like my old self again. There are some spots left but they will be gone. My psoriasis has virtually disappeared. The equipment works perfectly as advertised. I am taking it slowly and am at 4:00 min front and 4:00 min back. I have avoided any skin burns. I do this 3-4 times per week and the convenience of having this at home is great! I am scheduled with my dermatologist every six months. He was impressed with the results and that I took the initiative to do the research. He asked for your spec sheets and asked a lot of questions. I will deliver to him some spec. sheets of your product. I am the only one in my small town of 30,000 with a Narrow band. Also of interest, the dermatologist stated that I was on the cutting edge and chose the right treatment especially after I told him I was considering Embrel. The side effects of this drug are potentially bad (suppression of the immune system) and are extremely expensive. Before I left his office he introduced me to all the nurses and mentioned that I was using UVB NarrowBand with great results. O.T.

Psoriasis patient

Hey, I’m S.R., and I’m so completely impressed with your product! I was suffering from pretty severe psoriasis, and the treatments have improved my skin almost completely! No problems with the equipment or manual. Yes, you can use my feedback in marketing materials, actually, please do, I want everyone suffering from psoriasis to know that this product is available. It truly amazed me. I can never thank you enough. Sincerely, S.R.

Psoriasis patient

HI STEPHEN,THANKS FOR YOUR CONCERN.I HAVE BEEN TREATING PSORIASIS, THE LIGHT TREATMENT HAS BEEN GREAT. IT HAS GREATLY IMPROVED. I CONTINUE TO DO THE LIGHT TREATMENT 3 TIMES PER WEEK. WITH ALL THE MEDS I’M ON AND THE LIGHT, MY PSORIAIS IS COMPLETLY GONE. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR CONCERN. K.H.

Psoriasis patient

Great light. Works wonders on psoriasis and other small vascular lesions. Had great results with ongoing diabetic lesions.

B.N.

Psoriasis patient

All in all,the treatments are working well. Even got a bit of a tan. Looking good. Also I am making sure to drink a lot of water and moisturizing my skin. I may be able to cut back on the treatments now that summer is here. Still using sunblock as I spend a lot of time outdoors. I wholeheartedly love the lamp. What an outstanding product you have developed. Great service from you and your staff. This has been a long awaited and great aid in easing my long time suffering with this disease. Thank you so much to all of you. Humble Regards, E.K.

Psoriasis patient

After years of creams, ointments, etc. all the way from childhood, this was the only thing that worked. Doctor is pleased, especially as there’s no more need to slather cortisone or other meds on skin.

K.I.

Psoriasis patient

Treatment’s are working well for me – my skin condition is my hand’s and I am a trauma nurse and yes they have improved significantly so I can continue to work. There has been absolutely no problems with my machine or the light’s or the manual. F.P.

Psoriasis patient

I have found the service from Solarc to be very good. I am very satisfied with the unit and like the portability factor. I have actually used it at work on occasion, because I work shifts and am not always able to get it done at home. T.P.

Psoriasis patient

I have what most would consider a mild to moderate form of psoriasis. I’ve had it for about 15 years and until I came upon your product, I was visiting my doctor at least twice per week and paying healthy co-payments for the use of their machine. So, I’ve used your device for about 2 years now and absolutely enjoy the treatments in the privacy of my own home. Between the price of gas and co-payments I was making before, the purchase paid for itself in no time. I actually got to a point last summer when I was completely free of psoriasis. For the first time in over 15 years, I wore shorts and short sleeve shirts. I was even able to accompany my then 4 year old to the pool. Unfortunately, with the combination of a dry/cold climate which Colorado provides and the lack of treatments, things are back to the way they were. I’m looking forward to the treatments if for no other reason, the apartment complex I just moved into has two indoor swimming pools and my son loves to swim now. By the way, one of my concerns about moving your product from a house to an apartment was space related. After all, apartments aren’t exactly known for their space. Where could I place this six foot tall tanner without being questioned by guests who would come over and see my new place? Well, fortunately, it fits nicely right in the back of one of my closets. All I have to do is remember not to shut the door when I’m inside and connect the plug using an extension cord. All in all, my experience with your product has been overwhelmingly positive and I would highly recommended to anyone at a stage where such treatments are recommended by their doctors. It’s reasonably priced and now officially tested to fit even in an apartment. Thanks again R.C.

Psoriasis patient

Hello, I am very happy with the Solarc Home Phototherapy System, and you may tell anyone who wants to listen. It arrived safely and was easily installed. My psoriasis has improved greatly, without any burning or adverse effects. Thank you, Stephen, for your prompt attention to my initial inquiry. I was suffering so much, and I can not adequately describe the relief the home phototherapy has given me. Without this system, I would be fighting traffic and taking up a large part of the week traveling to the hospital for treatment. I will let you know how I fare during the summer without the unit at my disposal.

M.W.

Psoriasis patient

Just received your email, and to be honest my machine has been a god send! I am still in the maintenance stage, but they are 90% gone. I have had no problems with the machine at all, the set up instructions where clear and precise. My Dermatologist is amazed as to how well they have cleared. I have recommended this machine to my brother as he has psoraisis as well. I thank you again for providing such a AWESOME machine for home photo therapy treatment. Again it has been a god send for me. Sincerely, L.C.

Psoriasis patient

The Solarc/SolRx is fantastic! The instructions were easy to follow and the Unit is designed perfectly. I do like the black gate that protects the bulbs and the reflective backing surrounding the lights. It’s very straightforward, efficient, convenient, safe and compact. Also, the packaging of the unit for shipping was awesome! I’m amazed at how quickly my pigment (vitiligo treatment) is coming back, especially since I have been using the phototherapy moderately. I have not burned myself at all because I keep the timeframe low and follow the chart in the manual accordingly. Actually, I feel really healthy. I am so impressed with it that I am considering the feet/ hand unit. I would definitely recommend the Solarc/SolRx from this company to others. I am impressed and thankful for your email follow-up. At this time, I can’t think of any other ways to improve the Solarc/SolRx because I am thoroughly impressed. Possibly including a storage cover to cover it up when not being used similar to a sewing machine jacket, is a suggestion. I think the Solarc/SolRx home therapy is an effective way to treat these skin conditions instead of patients having to make frequent hospital visits. Here is a small recap of my vitiligo voyage: I am very thankful and grateful that I could be prescribed this derma light since it took 4 months to see a dermatologist in order to be referred to the Ottawa Civic Hospital Derma Clinic to then be put on a 6 month waiting list for Vitiligo treatment. However after patiently waiting, two years later, I find out by diligently calling to be told that there are too many patients to treat and the hospital cannot accommodate everyone and therefore will no longer take any patients. I was very frustrated to see great results in other people with vitiligo whom luckily were treated sooner and to know that there was effective vitiligo treatment available in Canada. My Family Physician was amazed to see pigment results already. I will be seeing a dermatologist at regular 6 month intervals to monitor me. I will ask the specialist how to maintain my pigment once and “IF” I return to one pigment color. I’m unsure once the results are final, how often i will then have to treat myself for maintenance purposes. I’m assuming its less than the initial treatment. Again, thank you for your considerate email.

T.S.

Vitiligo patient

Your product has really changed my life and i appreciate every minute you work on it. It’s nice to going in a hot tub without people thinking/looking like their going to catch a communicable disease. J.M.

Psoriasis patient

Treatments are working just great! I’m amazed at the positive results. I can’t remember the last time that have ever seen my skin pink instead of patchy red and scaly. E.C.

Psoriasis patient

J. is treating psoriasis. All I can say is Wow and Thank you. He started on 11/8 at 4 min total time every other day and worked his way up to 12 min on 12/8. By 1/8 the psoriasis was completely gone. He never once burned. It even got it out of his scalp. He is only doing maintenance treatments now for 8 min. every week to 10 days. This is so much better than the Dr’s office unit. Their full booth at 10 min per side burned a few times. After 6 months of appointments, 2 times a week, still had all of the psoriasis patches. Must be better bulbs. And no driving and doing this on the Doctors schedule. (the $445 (1720 miles) gas savings alone has helped pay for the unit.) This treatment should be more readily available to patients. Thanks so much. T.C.

Psoriasis patient

I think you have a wonderful product and are doing a fantastic job of bringing it to market and maintaining your customer relations. H.N.

Psoriasis patient

I purchased the Home Phototherapy System for the severe psoriasis I have had on my hands for the past 8 years or more. The machine was very expensive but I am happy I purchased it as it has helped me a great deal. Since I started using the system my hands do not break out in cuts and bleed. Although it hasn’t totally cleared up my psoriasis it has relieved it immensly. Before there were times when I could not use my hands because of the deep openings in them, I haven’t had that problem since I started using the phototherapy machine. E.L.

Psoriasis patient

Most defintely! Because of the forms and direction I received from Solarc, it was so much easier and less stressful than if I’d had to stumble through the process on my own. V.S.

Psoriasis patient

Thank you Stephen, for all your help getting the unit, i received it promptly via shipping completely intact and in working order. The instructions were easy to follow, and at this time I have no questions or uncertainties. I will recommend SolArc and your services to anyone I encounter with the same afflictions. E.Q.

Psoriasis patient

The 550UVB-NB Phototherapy System is the best thing I’ve ever done for my psoriasis! I found it to be very well constructed equipment, easy to understand instructions and I even liked the packaging it was shipped in. The best part is, it worked for my psoriasis! I am basically in my maintenance stage now. Overall I am happy with my unit. I recommend anyone looking for treatment of psoriasis to get one. Thank you.

B.N.

Psoriasis patient

Thank you for your kind concern for my patient. He has been using the Solarc 1780 for a few months now. The machine arrived very promptly in perfect condition. Set up was fast and easy. He has had small plague psoriasis for 10 years and has never been so lucky as to have a remission from local, photo, retinoids or herbal treatments. We think the machine is great. It has saved my patient a lot of time and money. There hasn’t been any problem so far. Everything considered, we think it’s the best on the market. Yours sincerely, K.T.

Psoriasis patient

I started my treatments at the beginning of May, this year. My psoriasis responded very well to the treatments, prompting my dermatologist to say that I showed some of the best response he had ever seen. The condition did, indeed, improve significantly after about five to six weeks. The User’s Manual was very informative, and I found no errors or imcomplete information. (I write user manuals for a living.) Thank you for your interest. And thank you for the unit. It has made a tremendous difference in my day-to-day life. K.M.

Psoriasis patient

Your products are a life saver literally. I have chronic heavy psoriasis but you would never know and see it unless I tell you!!! Everything is near perfect thank you. S.E.

Psoriasis patient

There is only one word I can say. Success. I had psoriasis covering probably around 80% of my body. It was so severe. It is now gone. Shortly after receiving the light, and a couple weeks of religious use, the marks were starting to fade. Now they are completely gone, except for a couple dry skin looking spots on my elbows. To be honest, I haven’t even been doing maintenance for some time now; still nothing has come back. There were no problems with the user manual. Your service has been fantastic. Nothing I can think of to improve. So, to sum it up. The use of the light was SO easy. We mounted it on the back of my closet door. It cleared my psoriasis up so quickly. And ive never been happier. I can move easily, I’m not itchy, not bleeding.. I’ve worn shorts for the first time this summer in 3 years. I can’t thank you guys enough Thank you again!!

D.G.

Psoriasis patient

YES, MY WHOLE BODY SKIN CONDITION HAS IMPROVED SIGNIFICANTLY. UVB PHOTOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY T REATMENT THAT IS EFFECTIVE WHEN COMPARED TO TOPICAL HYDROCORTIZONE PRESCRIPTIONS OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS. UVB PHOTOTHERAPY HAS SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE CONTROL OF MY PSORIASIS. K.M.

Psoriasis patient

I purchased my 1760UVB-NB Phototherapy System 4 months ago because my psoriasis no longer responded to the creams and ointments prescribed by my dermatologist. I am extremely pleased with the equipment. I have not achieved full clearing but I am having very good results. I never had UVB phototherapy at a clinic or hospital before but I received very good advice from the prescribing dermatologist and your very well written User’s Manual gave me the additional information I needed to start my treatments safely. At the start of my UVB treatments I had psoriasis lesions on my knees, the front of my lower legs, my left calf, top of my left foot, the front of my right thigh, the side of my left thigh, my lower back, both elbows, left forearm, top of my right hand, etc. After 40 treatments most lesions were completely gone but the spots on my knees and lower legs only improved very slightly. I then realized that when I stood with my stomach 10 inches away from the bulbs my knees and lower legs stood 15 inches away and I think that’s too far out. So now I block the light from the upper half of the machine and I treat the front of my legs only at a distance of 10 inches. After a total of 55 treatments (40 frontside and backside + 15 just the front of my legs), the spots on my knees and lower legs are flattened and fading away slowly. With any luck I should be in maintenance phase soon. My insurance did not reimburse me but I really don’t mind paying for it myself considering the huge positive impact it brings to my quality of life. To me, it’s well worth every penny. The equipment was delivered at my door in perfect condition, it is top quality, it functions flawlessly and is safe to use. I am truly impressed with your prompt service and professionalism. I cannot think of anything you can do to improve your equipment or your service as you already are way up there. Best Regards,

Q.E.

Psoriasis patient

Hello Bruce It’s been a few months since I purchased the Solarc equipment and had my husband install it in my walk in closet. Bruce, I can’t begin to express my delight in making this purchase. I thank you so much for working with me until we found a suitable application. After 27 years of misery with psoriasis and from being covered approx 50 per cent, I am ecstatic to report that it has disappeared. With the exception of a few spots on my hands and feet my body has finally recovered. Where have you been all my life!?! I feel emancipated and am able to show my legs after all these years. I am so amazed by my results that I can’t believe it’s me when I look at my legs and arms. My deepest appreciation for all you have done. I will never forget you as you have been the integral part in my recovery. Thank you so much. M.H.

Psoriasis patient

the treatment was indeed working to treat my vitiligo. I was noticing considerable improvement in pigmenting of my skin. My vitiligo is quite intensive, however, so there was still going to be quite a bit more treatment required. As for the lights and manual, I have had no problems. D.N.

Vitiligo patient

Dear Mr.Bagnell Thank you for your follow up. Im glad to hear from you again, you have been extremely helpful. The 120UVB-NB Solarc/SolRx is very effective and im quite satisfied with it. However, im using the UVA instead of the UVB as recommended by my doctor. I am being cured from Alopecia Areata/Totalis, my skin condition is improved significantly, and new hair is regrowing extensively, the treatment has been 100% effective. I am so happy and will recommend this to all patients suffering from Alopecia. In regard to the user’s manual or equipment, these are so user friendly thus no problem is experienced. Thank you for your email. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards, B.H.

Alopecia Areata patient

B.C. is my daughter and she is using the UVB every other day during a flare up. And once a week to maintain clear skin. She has a type of psoriasis, but does not itch. She has red patches that resist tanning. This machine burns the red patches off and then she can tan in these areas. It’s really amazing. But it works without drugs, so mostly at 14 years old she’s just happy about the progress. The price that the machine has cost me is well worth it, because it works!

I.C.

Psoriasis patient

Sorry for the delay to your e-mail request. My son and I worked together to answer the questions you put forward below. My (E’s dad) assessment of Eric’s skin is that the difference before and after has been nothing short of impressive. He has not needed to use any medicine since the light treatments and his Psoriasis has cleared up. The cost of the medicine alone will pay for the light system. He is much happier and more confident. He is confident enough to remove his shirt without embarrassment. I am not prone to gushing but the light system is the best thing since sliced bread! I wish I had purchased the system sooner. Very Happy Customers; S.U.

Psoriasis patient

Hi Steve, I wanted you guys to know how pleased I am I went with Solarc series 100 portable unit. The series 100 is built, and is designed very well. I am a machinist of Aerospace Hydraulic fittings, and I know detail and I can tell you guys put a lot of thought into your products in design and manufacture. Kudos! Thanks for all your help!! H.L.

Psoriasis patient

Dear Steve, Unbelievable!!!!! Some one should make it a law!!! If anyone out there is suffering from mild to severe psoriasis, they have to try Solarc UVB narrow band home therapy light panels. I got the ( 8 ) lamp unit, and have NEVER been so satisfied with a treatment for my severe psoriasis. I live near Pittsburgh, and during the winter, my psoriasis gets so bad that my skin actually breaks open and bleeds. I’m using phototherapy about ( 3 ) times a week, ( 18 ) minutes per session ( 9 ) minutes per side, and I am all but completely clear. My wife, some friends , and I went to Key West in January, and I was able to go to the beech without feeling embarassed or ashamed. As far as costs, you cannot put a value on the relief you can achieve with Phototherapy. My insurance company picked up all but $400.00 of the cost of the unit that I bought, and could have argued for more, but I would have bought the unit even if I have to pay for it myself. I figure it would have saved me the cost of the unit, just in saving from buying oils, prescription co-pays, and trips to my Dematoligist. I also use a topical steroid perscriptions, but have never cleared using them alone. Thank you Steve, Solarac Systems, and Philips Lighting , for giving me a treatment that REALLY works. Thank you again! G.H.

Psoriasis patient

THIS IS AMAZING I just needed to send an update to my son’s progress with his psoriasis. We ordered it and it was here the next day. We had a bit of trouble as one of the bulbs were broken but I called and the bulb was here the next day, what great service. We started treatment and within 10 days my son’s skin was almost completely clear, After all the crying and all the pain 10 days was all that was needed to bring a teenager out of his shell, years of drugs that were not working has all come to an end and he is so much more healthier. Thank you so much for changing my son’s life.

T.E.

Psoriasis patient

My skin has improved greatly, I havent even used the machine very long. I had about 8 tratements and my hands are better, like normal. The equipment is working just fine. I have infact burned myself a couple of times so I have lowered the treatment times. After a very long fight with my insurance company I was successful in having them cover the cost. Thanks to Steve for assisting me in that process!!! He was very helpful! B.M.

Psoriasis patient

Just a short message to thank you for delivering the ballast and the other goodies to repair my lamp. It was a breeze and lamp is working fine. It’s also refreshing to see a company stand behind their product as Solarc has in this case. Once again, thanks.

T.L.

Psoriasis patient

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