A cross-sectional, comparative study of home vs in-office NB-UVB phototherapy for vitiligo.
Narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy is an effective treatment for vitiligo, resulting in up to 75% repigmentation in 9 months; however, compliance is often poor due to the economic burden and inconvenience associated with this form of therapy. Home phototherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including vitiligo. Despite this evidence, home phototherapy for vitiligo is considered experimental and investigational by health insurance providers. We conducted a comparative study of patients receiving in-office or home phototherapy for vitiligo.