Innovative treatment device using blue LED light against psoriasis vulgaris.
Philips BlueControl is the world`s first wearable phototherapy for mild to moderate psoriasis vulgaris. Convenient and gentle – ideal for everyday use.
Psoriasis: the skin suffers – and quality of life, too
Psoriasis vulgaris is a frequently occurring chronic skin disease characterized by red, scaly plaques on the skin. The plaques have a strong negative impact on the quality of life for patients.1
The majority of psoriasis patients are not satisfied with their treatment.2 The frequent application of ointments is perceived to be inconvenient and time-consuming. Anxiety about possible side effects lead to low compliance with the intake of pharmaceuticals.3, 4
How does blue LED light improve psoriasis vulgaris plaques?
Blue LED light controls the processes that cause psoriasis vulgaris plaques. It has anti-proliferative properties which reduce the accelerated proliferation of psoriatic skin cells and supports their differentiation.5
Additionally, blue LED light has anti-inflammatory properties. Immune cells such as T-cells are inactivated and the release of inflammatory mediators is reduced.6, 7 Hence, blue LED-light interferes with the vicious cycle of self-enhancing inflammatory processes which cause the sustained inflammation in psoriasis vulgaris.
Philips BlueControl: An effective therapy option – convenient and gentle
Philips BlueControl combines the beneficial effects of blue LED light (453nm) in one small battery-driven device. It has 40 integrated LEDs with special features that exceed those of conventional LEDs. These LEDs have been optimized for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases through in-depth research that covered several years.
Philips BlueControl activates natural processes in your body without making use of active ingredients or chemical substances. It offers a UV-free treatment with blue LED light without the possible side effects of medication.
Thanks to the innovative design of Philips BlueControl, patients with mild to moderate psoriasis are now able to treat their plaques with a gentle, UV-free phototherapy at home.The rechargeable medical device is convenient to use. With the specially designed accompanying textile strap, Philips BlueControl can be worn comfortably on arms and legs as well as on elbows and knees – anytime and anywhere. The recommended treatment time per plaque is 30 minutes. Thanks to its gentle mode of action, Philips BlueControl can be used to treat several psoriasis plaques per day.
The efficacy of the innovative treatment device is clinically proven:
• Significant effects of blue LED light on psoriasis vulgaris plaques proven
in two clinical studies8, 9
• On average 50% improvement of the local PASI (Psoriasis Area
Severity Index) during the 12 week treatment9
• Treatment compliance was excellent – 98% of the patients followed
the introductions of therapy9
• No side effects of the blue LED light treatment were observed9