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Phototherapy Treatment in Winnipeg

A non-invasive approach to healthier skin!

Our Phototherapy Skin Treatment

Phototherapy Skin Treatment is used for people with various skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, and general itch. Our dermatologists and skin experts prepare you for the treatment by ensuring the targeted skin area is exposed to narrowband ultraviolet B (UVB) light. You may need to remove clothing covering the designated skin region, while areas not requiring treatment will be carefully covered and protected.  

After that, our phototherapy unit emits specific wavelengths of narrow band UVB light that can create changes within the skin cells, causing them to behave normally and reduce symptoms of those skin disorders. During our treatment, you'll feel relaxed with no downtime. For optional results, we  suggest having 2-3 treatments a week for the best results for 4-6 months. Each treatment is less than 2 minutes, making phototherapy a convenient and safe treatment option for patients who suffer from inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and itch.


Phototherapy Treatment In Winnipeg

We know that light can heal. Dermatologists have been using light therapy for years to help treat various skin conditions.


Phototherapy is a medical treatment that uses a unique form of Narrowband Ultraviolet B light exposed to the skin in short increments to treat various inflammatory skin conditions. This may include eczema, psoriasis, itch, among others. Phototherapy in Winnipeg is a safe and effective treatment for all ages, including children. It is also safe in pregnant women. Patients are recommended to attend 2-3 treatments a week for 4-6 months to see results.


Phototherapy is often prescribed by a Dermatologist and is covered by Manitoba Health with a valid active Manitoba Health number. Please ask your doctor for a referral today.

What Skin Conditions Does Phototherapy Treat?






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Why Choose Our Phototherapy Clinic in Winnipeg?


Unparalleled Phototherapy Expertise

Dermatologists are the experts in phototherapy. They are the only specialists that can offer this treatment in Canada.


Personalized UV Treatment Plans

We use specific wavelengths of UV light to address conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema, Vitiligo, Itch, Morphea, Mycosis Fungoides and more.


Client-Centric Approach

At our clinic, you're at the core of everything we do. Our client-centric approach ensures a comfortable, informative, and results-driven skincare experience.

Our Clients Say

"Dr. Tran is an amazing physician. Her compassion and attention to every detail is seen in every aspect of your visit"

Are You Ready to Start Your Phototherapy Consultation Today?

Whether you're seeking relief from various skin conditions or need expert guidance about phototherapy treatment, our experts are here to assist you every step of the way! 
If you are interested in phototherapy treatment, a referral is typically needed. See your family doctor and ask for phototherapy today. 


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I Use Topical Treatments and Moisturizers During Phototherapy?
    Yes, you can generally use topical treatments and moisturizers during phototherapy. However, discussing this with our dermatologists is essential, as certain products may interact with the phototherapy process or increase the skin's sensitivity to light.
  • Can Phototherapy Be Used During Pregnancy?
    Yes, but with careful consideration and consultation with our dermatologists. They know how to minimize UV exposure and ensure you get the benefits of phototherapy skin treatment. We also ensure the well-being of both the mother and the unborn child.
  • How Long Does It Take to See Results from Phototherapy?
    The timeline for visible results from phototherapy varies depending on the condition being treated. Consistency in attending sessions and following the prescribed treatment plan is crucial for optimal outcomes. Most patients see relief after 2-3 months of treatment.
  • How Does Phototherapy Help with Inflammatory Skin Conditions?
    Phototherapy helps inflammatory skin conditions, like eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, and itch, by exposing the skin to controlled amounts of narrow band ultraviolet B (UVB) light, which reduces inflammation and slows down the overproduction of skin cells. Narrow UVB rays penetrate the skin, suppressing the immune response and alleviating symptoms like itching and redness. This treatment is particularly effective for moderate to severe cases of eczema when other conventional treatments may be insufficient.
  • What Conditions Can Be Treated with Phototherapy Treatment?
    Phototherapy is commonly used to treat skin conditions like, Psoriasis Mycosis Fungoides Eczema Vitiligo Morphea Polymorphous Light Eruption Lichen Planus Granuloma Annulare
  • What Happens During a Phototherapy Session?
    During a phototherapy session, the patient is positioned in a specialized stand up light booth. The affected skin areas are exposed to UV light for a specific duration, gradually increasing over sessions. Protective measures, such as eye goggles are used to minimize potential side effects like eye damage.
  • How Can Botox® Treat Hyperhidrosis?
    BOTOX®, or botulinum toxin, injections are an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis by reducing the overactivity of sweat glands. Through these injections, BOTOX® blocks the nerve signals responsible for stimulating sweat glands, thereby preventing excessive sweat production. This outpatient procedure includes minimal to no downtime. Since BOTOX® provides temporary relief by blocking nerve activity, periodic sessions, typically semi-annual or annual, are necessary to sustain results. Over time, the frequency of BOTOX® injections may decrease, offering a progressively lasting solution for managing hyperhidrosis symptoms.
  • What Are the Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis?
    Hyperhidrosis can range from mild to severe and affects your daily life, emotions, and how you interact with others. Symptoms may include: You might notice wet spots on your clothes, especially on your underarms, palms, or feet, which can be embarrassing. You may sweat a lot for no clear reason, making it hard to do daily tasks and socialize comfortably. Too much sweating can make your skin soft, white, or wrinkled due to prolonged moisture.
  • What Body Parts Are Commonly Affected by Hyperhidrosis?
    Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can impact various body parts. The commonly affected areas include: Facial area (particularly the cheeks and forehead) Underarms Soles of the feet Palms of the hands Back and neck Genital area
  • Who Suffers from Hyperhidrosis?
    Hyperhidrosis mainly affects two groups of people: young individuals and those who experience it later in life. Both men and women are affected equally. In children, it GENERALLY starts with sweaty hands and feet, progressing to armpits and possibly groin/buttocks during their teenage years.
  • What Excessive Sweating Treatment Do You Offer in Winnipeg, Manitoba?
    Dermatologists in Winnipeg have got you covered for excessive sweating in various areas like underarms, hands, feet, and face. Our team of certified physicians and nurses offer Botox® Injections at our clinic. However, systemic treatment is also an option that our physicians can discuss if you have more diffuse hyperhidrosis.
  • What Happens If I Stop PRP?
    Discontinuing platelet rich plasma treatment may result in the regression of restored hair. We often recommend maintenance once a year after your initial few treatments. The certainty of maintaining results varies greatly from person to person, depending upon individual response to the treatment.
  • Can You See Results After 1 Session of PRP Therapy?
    You may notice improvements after only one or two sessions of PRP therapy. While the outcome can differ from person to person, irrespective of age or physical condition, most individuals tend to experience benefits from their PRP procedure.
  • What Are the Side Effects of PRP?
    There are minimal side effects to PRP because we use your own body's platelets. Similar to blood drawn at the lab, there may be minimal discomfort, bruising and swelling. PRP therapies, utilizing platelet-rich plasma, have been widely used across various contexts of medicine for many years.
  • How Can I Maintain My PRP Facial Results?
    If you follow the instructions for taking care of your skin after the PRP treatment, you can start noticing the best results around three months after the first session. Once you've reached that point, you can plan for more PRP facial treatments, either with or without microneedling, to maintain the improvements. What's great about PRP treatments is that they enhance your body's natural healing abilities, so you can book follow-up sessions as soon as you see your results.
  • Does PRP Regrow Hair Permanently?
    No, PRP treatment does not provide a permanent solution for hair regrowth. However, it can effectively decrease the progression of hair loss and stimulate new growth in previously barren areas. This therapy can also lead to substantial enhancements in hair thickness and density. For hair loss, we typically recommend 3-5 treatments.
  • Who Should Avoid PRP Injections?
    PRP Injections are usually safe for many people but not recommended if you have the following medical conditions: Active Hepatitis C ActiveCancer Active HIV or AIDS Unstable Angina Anemia or Severe Hypovolemia Active Infection on Your Skin
  • What Are the Types of Hair Loss?
    Hair loss can manifest in various forms, ranging from temporary to permanent conditions. Understanding the different types of hair loss is crucial for determining the appropriate treatment or management strategy. Among the most prevalent types of hair loss are: Androgenic alopecia, often known as hereditary baldness, can affect both men and women. It's generally recognized in men as male pattern baldness, while in women, it appears as overall hair thinning. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition characterized by the sudden loss of hair from the scalp and other parts of the body. This type of hair loss is unpredictable and can occur in small oval to round patches of hair loss. Telogen effluvium involves a rapid shedding of hair, usually triggered by physical or emotional stress, hormonal changes, or medications. This type of hair loss often occurs a few months after a stressful event or change. Anagen effluvium is a severe form of hair loss that happens almost suddenly, primarily due to medical interventions like chemotherapy, which disrupt hair growth during the anagen phase of the hair cycle.
  • What Are the Symptoms of Hair Loss?
    Hair loss manifests in various forms based on its type and underlying causes. Here are some symptoms from initial to advanced stages: Early signs often include a receding hairline, commonly seen in male pattern baldness. Another initial symptom can be diffuse thinning of hair across the entire scalp, which is frequently observed in female pattern hair loss. In Alopecia Areata, individuals may notice the loss of small, round patches of hair, particularly on the scalp. In more severe cases, hair loss extends beyond the scalp, affecting other areas of the body as well.
  • What Causes Hair Loss?
    Hair loss is a common issue that can be attributed to a variety of causes, ranging from genetic factors, lifestyle factors, and scalp disease. Here are the fundamental causes of hair loss listed in detail: Often, hair loss is hereditary, stemming from genes inherited from one's parents. Conditions like fungal infections can lead to hair loss by compromising scalp health. Tight hairstyles such as braids, hair extensions, or tightly pulled ponytails can cause hair loss due to the constant pulling on the hair roots. Chemical treatments, including perms and bleaching, can weaken the hair and lead to hair loss. Significant life events such as pregnancy, childbirth, or menopause can induce hormonal changes that may result in hair loss. Certain medical treatments, such as chemotherapy and specific medications, often have hair loss as a side effect. Lack of essential nutrients, particularly iron and protein, can affect hair health and lead to hair loss. Experiencing significant stress, such as undergoing surgery or the loss of a loved one, can trigger temporary hair loss. Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can cause hair loss as a symptom of thyroid disease.
  • When Will I See the Results?
    The effectiveness of PRP treatment can differ significantly based on the patient and the frequency of treatments. Generally, these treatments extend over a period of six months or more, requiring sustained maintenance sessions to preserve the achieved results. Once patients complete the recommended series of 3 to 5 treatments, they can expect to see a noticeable improvement in the density and thickness of their hair.
  • What Are the Risks of Hair Loss Treatments?
    PRP treatments are generally considered safe and carry minimal risks or side effects. Most individuals experience no adverse effects beyond the occasional minor swelling and bruising at the treatment site. The likelihood of encountering severe medical complications from these treatments remains exceptionally low, making them a viable option for those addressing hair loss concerns.
  • Who Should Avoid IPL?
    While IPL treatment is safe, there are specific situations where it may not be suitable. Therefore, IPL might not be ideal for you if: You experience sensitivity to light. You have recently tanned your skin, whether through sunlight exposure, tanning beds, or tanning creams. You are using a retinoid cream or on isotretinoin (e.g Accutane). You have an active skin condition to location being addressed. You are pregnant. You have a skin resurfacing disorder. You have keloid scar tissue. You have tattoos or permanent makeup. You have certain skin conditions such as open wounds, active infection, or active skin cancer.
  • Dose IPL Remove Hair Immediately?
    No, IPL does not remove hair immediately. After getting IPL, the hair follicles get damaged but stay in your skin, mostly at the top layer. As your skin renews itself, these damaged follicles are pushed out, so it might seem like the hair is growing back. But don't worry; within one to two weeks, the hair will fall out naturally.
  • What Are the Side Effects of IPL?
    Side effects of Intense Pulsed Light Treatment are generally mild. It is common to see mild redness post procedure. Patients treating sun spots will experience mild peeling post procedure as the sun spots gently fall off. Other side effects which are extremely rare include: Change Color Crusty Skin Blistering (very rare) Bruising
  • What Is IPL Treatment Used For?
    IPL treatment is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing redness and pigmentation. Its objective is to provide your skin with a youthful appearance. IPL is particularly great for brown sun freckles and facial redness caused by rosacea and sun exposure. It is also a great treatment for unwanted hair growth!
  • How Will I Feel After My Treatment?
    After your treatment, your skin might feel slightly warm, akin to a sunburn, and may have mild redness for several hours to a day. We recommend sun protection measures after the procedure. We find most of our patients can resume regular activities after their procedure (with good sun protection of course).
  • Dose IPL Remove Browns and Reds to the Skin Permanently?
    IPL is a great treatment to reduce browns and reds currently on your skin. However, with on-going sun exposure, pigmentation and redness will return. Hence, our skin care professionals will recommend an excellent and personalized skin care routine to maintain your results longer. It is also recommended to maintain your initial results with IPL sessions once every 1-2 years depending on your lifestyle and skin findings.
  • What Happens If You Stop IPL?
    We do not recommend you stop your IPL therapy after just one or two courses, as this may not show effective results. Usually, you can see noticeable results after the third session depending on the skin condition treated and location. In addition, our professionals will develop a maintenance program to maintain your results.
  • What is Belkyra treatment?
    Belkyra is a well-known treatment for reducing a double chin without needing surgery. It works by getting rid of fat under the chin. It uses a natural substance called deoxycholic acid, which helps break down the fat.
  • Is Belkyra Permanent?
    Yes, Belkyra injections are permanent fat loss. When you get a Belkyra injection, it destroys fat cells. Once those cells are gone, they can't store fat anymore. However, future weight gain might create new fat pockets in the area. In that case, a maintenance injection may be recommended.
  • How Do You Reduce Swelling After Belkyra?
    To reduce swelling after Belkyra double chin injections, you can consider these guidelines: Follow your doctor's advice and take antihistamine pills you can buy without a prescription. Use pain relief pills you can buy without a prescription. Massage the area around your lymph nodes gently. Put a cold pack (ice wrapped in a cloth) on the area you're treating.
  • What Are the Side Effects of Belkyra Injections?
    After getting the injection, you might have some swelling and bruising, which is normal. Swelling is the most common side effect and is expected and could last for a few weeks. The swelling is an indication that fat cells are dying off. Along with swelling, you might also have bruising, discomfort, itchiness, and redness, but these are usually not severe. Some people might feel numbness or tenderness under their chin for up to 2 months. After the procedure, you can go back to your normal activities, including work. However, it's best to avoid intense exercise for a few days because it could make the bruising worse and make the swelling last longer.
  • How Many Belkyra Treatments Will I Need?
    You and your skin care professional will decide how many treatments you'll need to achieve your desired results. Most people get the results they want after two sessions, but some might need up to six sessions, with each session being at least one month apart.
  • Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Belkyra?
    Pregnant or breastfeeding women of if you have serious liver or heart issues, you should avoid this treatment. For patients with significant loose skin and jowls, this treatment might not be suitable for you. Instead, you might want to consider a neck lift. Thus, we recommend a consultation first prior to proceeding with the treatment.
  • What is Belkyra treatment?
    Belkyra is a well-known treatment for reducing a double chin without needing surgery. It works by getting rid of fat under the chin. It uses a natural substance called deoxycholic acid, which helps break down the fat.
  • Do I need a referral to see a skin doctor in Winnipeg?
    A referral for medical appointments with Dr. Mimi Tran is required. If you are concerned about a medical skin condition and need to see Dr. Tran, please have your family physician send a referral to our office. However, Dr. Tessa Weinberg is accepting patients with or without a referral. Please contact our office to book. Please note, medical dermatology, including services for skin conditions like skin cancer, pre-cancerous lesions, mole check, acne, eczema, and psoriasis, is covered by Manitoba Health. You will need a valid Manitoba Health Care number Cosmetic skin concerns (e.g. Botox®, Fillers, Lasers) are not covered by Manitoba Health and do not require a referral. If your concern is of a cosmetic nature, please call at 204-615-6333 to book your FREE cosmetic consultation.
  • Can you treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) with Botox®?
    Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. Treatments may include topicals, Botox® injections, oral medication, or other techniques. The treatment for hyperhidrosis depends on the level of sweating and the location. Botox® injection is highly effective for locations including the armpit, hands, and feet. This treatment can also be fully covered if you have insurance that cover your medications. If your concern is hyperhidrosis, contact us today for a free consult. No referral is required.
  • When should I start receiving Botox®?
    Botox® is a type of neuromodulators. Neuromodulators are medicine injected to the skin to soften facial expression and hence soften wrinkles. The best time to start is when you notice fine lines appearing. Our experts at the derma clinic in Winnipeg help you get effective Botox® treatment.
  • How do I lighten acne scars?
    When acne heals, it can often lead to various marks including true scars and pigmentation changes. True scars often require a combination of topicals and skin resurfacing devices including micro needling. Similarly, pigmentation changes from acne often require skin care that include lightening ingredients, lasers that target pigmentation, or a combination of both.
  • What brands to you carry?
    We carry brands that are trusted and backed by clinical science, with the highest standards for safety and efficacy. For skin care, we carry Zo Skin Health® and SkinCeuticals®. For neuromodulators, we carry Botox® and Dysport®. For fillers, we carry Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Revanesse®
  • What is the difference between botox and fillers?
    Botox® is one of many neuromodulators that we carry. Neuromodulators are medicine injected into the skin by trained professionals to reduce expression lines thereby softening and reducing fine lines. Neuromodulators do not ‘fill’ or take space in the skin. In addition, neuromodulators effects last between 3-6 months. Natural results are what we strive for and during your consultation, we will provide recommendations to maintain your beautiful results. We carry both Botox® and Dysport® brands. Fillers, including Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Revanesse®, are made of injectable hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin to help keep it plump and hydrated. Our experts are highly trained to strategically place fillers to enhance facial wrinkles, provide facial volume, and augment facial features to help restore a smoother, youthful appearance. Fillers typically last from several months to over a year.
  • What type of treatments Embrace offers for Skin Cancer?
    We offer various skin cancer treatments like traditional surgery, burning, scraping, freezing, chemotherapy and laser screening. It depends on your skin requirement after consultation.
  • Do medical dermatologists help with cosmetic concerns?
    Although, medical dermatologists diagnose and treat medical skin concerns. But Dr Mimi is experienced in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. She will diagnose the cosmetic requirements of your skin such as acne scarring or rejuvenation of skin and treat it accordingly.
  • How long does it take to see results from medical dermatology treatments?
    The timeline for seeing results from the treatments can vary depending on the specific state and the preferred treatment method. Some treatments may yield quick results, while others may require numerous sessions or a few weeks to see significant improvements. Our dermatologist will provide a practical expectation about the timeline during your consultation.
  • What happens in medical dermatology consultation?
    Our dermatologist will consider your skin condition, consult your concerns and medical history, and perform a biological examination if necessary. They will then provide a diagnosis and suggest appropriate treatment options.
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  • What Happens After You Get Laser Hair Removal?
    After a laser hair removal procedure, it's common to experience some (mild) redness and swelling in the treated area. These symptoms usually last just a few hours post-treatment. We discuss both Pre and Post-treatment care to achieve the best results for your skin. It's important to avoid exposure to sunlight and refrain from using tanning beds for six weeks or as directed by your laser specialist.. This helps prevent any complications or adverse reactions while your skin is sensitive to the treatment. Additionally, we advise you to protect your skin with a broad-spectrum SPF30 sunscreen daily, regardless of whether you plan to spend time outdoors. This not only helps in the healing process but also safeguards against future skin damage. We also do not recommend this treatment if you are on isotretinoin (e.g. Accutane).
  • What Should I Avoid After Laser Hair Removal?
    For a minimum of three days following your treatment, avoiding any substances that may irritate your skin is crucial. This includes harsh soaps, medicated washes, facial or body scrubs, oils, retinol, scented lotions, and chemical peels. Additionally, refrain from taking hot baths or showers, and avoid swimming in any type of water, regardless of the temperature. These precautions are necessary to ensure optimal healing and to prevent any adverse reactions in the treated areas. You can also contact us for a free consultation to discuss.
  • What Will Happen If You Stop Laser Hair Removal Prematurely After Too Little Sessions?
    If you discontinue laser hair removal treatments prematurely, you may find that the level of hair reduction remains approximately at the same level as it was at the time you stopped the treatments. It's important to understand that once a hair follicle has been effectively treated with laser and is rendered inactive, it will not produce new hair. However, this doesn't mean all hair growth potential is completely eliminated. If the treatment course is not completed, some hair follicles that were not active during earlier sessions may begin to produce hair as they enter their growth phase. Additionally, it's worth noting that new hair follicles can become active due to hormonal changes in the body. Factors such as pregnancy, menopause, or certain medical conditions can influence hormone levels and potentially activate new hair follicles that were not previously producing hair. Therefore, we suggest you complete the full series of laser hair removal sessions recommended by our team to achieve and maintain the best results.
  • Does Laser Remove 100% Hair?
    The answer is no, and it does not guarantee complete hair removal. The principle behind laser hair removal is that it targets hair follicles with laser energy, heating them to a point where their ability to produce new hair is significantly reduced. This process puts the hair follicles into a dormant state for an extended period, which is substantially longer than the effects experienced by traditional methods like shaving or waxing.
  • How Painful Is Laser Hair Removal?
    While some discomfort is associated with laser hair removal, it is often less intense than many people anticipate. The removal procedure involves targeting the hair follicles with a highly concentrated light energy. However, you won't experience this heat directly or feel any burning sensation. This brief, sharp feeling is generally manageable and varies depending on the treatment area and individual pain thresholds.
  • Can I Wax Between Laser Sessions?
    This is a frequently asked question by many undergoing laser hair removal treatments. However, the answer is that you should refrain from waxing the treated area either after a session or before the next one. For these treatments to be effective, the hair needs to be in place, as it acts as a conduit that allows the laser energy to reach the follicles. Waxing removes your skin hair from the root, meaning no hair shaft is left to absorb the laser energy in subsequent treatments. This can decrease the effectiveness of the laser sessions and potentially require more sessions to achieve the desired results. Instead of waxing, we advise you to shave the area if necessary. Shaving merely cuts the hair above the skin level but leaves the follicle intact, making it possible for the laser to target the hair during your next session. Maintaining this protocol is crucial for achieving optimal results in your journey to permanent hair reduction.
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