The SolRx UVB Phototherapy Selection Guide
It’s easy, here are the things you need to consider:
Let’s Look at the Two Full Body Device Families
Solarc Recommends a 6‑foot High Full Body Device:
- When there is a large percentage of affected skin,
- When there are many small lesions evenly distributed all over the body,
- When vitiligo is spreading (when the white patches are growing in size and number),
Both of these Full Body systems rest on the floor and are fastened to the wall at the top.
The SolRx E‑Series is our most popular device family. A narrow 6-foot, 2, 4 or 6-bulb panel that can be used by itself, or expanded with similar “Add‑On” devices to build a multidirectional system that surrounds the patient for optimal UVB-Narrowband light delivery. 12.5″ wide x 73″ high x 3.0″ deep. US$1195 to US$4895.
The SolRx 1000‑Series is the original Solarc 6-foot panel that has provided relief for thousands of patients worldwide since 1992. Available with 8 or 10 Philips UVB-Narrowband bulbs. 29″ wide x 72″ high x 3.5″ deep. US$2595 to US$2895.
Four Reasons to Choose the E‑Series
The E-Series is multidirectional. Devices that are angled to wrap around the patient are geometrically better at delivering UVB light around the body, which reduces the number of treatment positions and the total treatment time.
At any time expand your system with Add‑On devices to increase coverage and reduce your total treatment time, for example after you are fully convinced how well it works, or when more financial resources are available. Create a full booth if you want!
Most Portable Full Body
Within minutes, an E-Series assembly can be separated into robust individual 33‑pound twin‑bulb devices, each with two rugged carrying handles. Alternatively, pairs of devices can be folded together and fastened at all four corners to totally enclose all the bulbs in steel.
Lowest Cost Full Body
The E-Series Master device is the lowest cost full body device in the world. By itself it is totally capable of providing effective treatment, and especially if only low-dose phototherapy is needed.
Four Reasons to Choose the 1000‑Series
Panel type devices are simple and well proven. Many thousands of psoriasis, vitiligo and eczema patients have found relief using the 1000‑Series panel since it was first created in Barrie, Ontario in 1992.
When space is at a premium, consider the 1000-Series as it is only 3-1/2″ thick x 29″ wide and is mounted flat against the wall. A bedroom is a good place to keep it, so you can go directly from a shower to the lights, and then dress. Make it a routine!
Lowest Cost per Bulb
The 10-bulb 1000-watt SolRx 1790UVB-NB has the lowest cost-per-bulb of all SolRx full body devices, followed closely by the popular 8-bulb 1780UVB‑NB (also available in 230‑volt for our international customers).
High Performance Panel
The 1000-Series 6-foot panel comes with 8 or 10 Philips TL100W/01‑FS72 bulbs for up to a kilowatt of UVB-NB power. More Power = Shorter Treatment Times!
Now Let’s Look at the Smaller Device Families
When you only have to treat medium-sized areas such as your hands, feet, legs, elbows, knees, or face; and a full body device seems too big, the SolRx 500-Series is likely the best choice.
The immediate exposure area is 18″ x 13″ and the main lighting unit can be positioned to treat almost any skin area.
Four Reasons to Choose the 500‑Series Hand/Foot & Spot
The main lighting unit can be mounted on the yoke (cradle) and be rotated 360° to any direction for Spot treatment of medium-sized skin areas such as the elbows, knees, torso, and face. Or rotate the device to point down to treat the top of the feet. There are many possibilities.
Ideal for Hand & Foot Treatments
With its removable hood and powerful Philips PL‑L36W/01 lamps, it is ideal for hand and foot treatments; just like at the clinic, but in the privacy of your own home!
High Intensity UVB
With up to five powerful Philips PL-L36W/01 bulbs and 180 watts of bulb power, the 500-Series has the greatest UVB-Narrowband irradiance (light intensity) of all the SolRx devices. That reduces treatment times and is especially valuable when treating many different skin areas, or to penetrate thick psoriasis lesions on the hands and feet.
Portability & Toughness
The 500-Series is built tough and designed to be moved around, with or without the yoke (cradle). It weighs 15 to 25 pounds. Just unplug it, grab it from the handle and go.
US $ 1,695.00
And for Small Areas, Scalp Psoriasis, and Portability…
When you only have a few small areas to treat, or if you need to treat scalp psoriasis, the SolRx 100-Series Handheld is likely the best choice.
This powerful twin-bulb device has an exposure area that is 2.5″ x 5″ and several innovative features. And you can take it anywhere!
Four Reasons to Choose the 100‑Series Handheld
Highest Performance Handheld
The SolRx 100-Series has the greatest UVB‑Narrowband light intensity of all the handheld devices in the world, made possible by the use of two PL‑S9W/01 bulbs instead of just one, and a biocompatible, all‑aluminum wand with a clear acrylic window that can be placed in direct skin contact during treatment. More Power = Shorter Treatment Times = Better Results.
Keep your hairline clear by putting the wand in direct skin contact and pushing the hair up and out of the way. Or attach the optional UV Brush and move the hair out of the way with its 25 tiny cones so the UVB light has multiple pathways to reach the skin on the scalp.
No other handheld device has anything like our Aperture Plate System for precision targeting, or the option to quickly mount and dismount the wand onto a Positioning Arm for hands‑free use; a feature that clinics love.
The Ultimate in Portability
Everything you need to take treatments is neatly packaged in a high‑quality, USA made plastic carrying case that measures only 16″ x 12″ x 4.5″, and weighs only 8 pounds (3.6 kg). To take a treatment, just plug it in, put on the goggles, and grab the wand. Don’t be without your phototherapy – take it anywhere!