Grenz Ray Treatment
Grenz ray treatment is a form of low voltage radiation with very low penetration – it does not penetrate beyond the first 2 mm of skin (the thickness of a few sheets of paper). Grenz ray helps to decrease inflammation and is a safe treatment. It can be used for a variety of skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema and chronic itchy skin areas. Treatments are not painful and occur weekly for 6-8 weeks on average. Possible side effects include a mild sunburn and hyperpigmentation (darkening) of the skin.
Grenz ray treatments should not be confused with the “superficial radiation therapy” or “superficial X-Ray” which are used in the treatment of skin cancers.