Dr. Christopher Brown

ND

Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Brown has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine since 2019. A long term resident of Northwestern Ontario, Dr Brown grew up in Thunder Bay, completing his undergraduate at Lakehead University in Kinesiology before starting his studies in Toronto for naturopathic medicine. Upon graduation in 2018, he completed his licensing examinations to become a registered naturopathic doctor and moved to Kenora to be with his wife and family.

Dr Brown has enjoyed every bit of practice as a naturopath in Northwestern Ontario. The client base in his practice he has been an absolute pleasure to work for and he continues to endeavor to provide the highest quality naturopathic care on a daily basis to all his patients. Socially, Dr Brown has found Kenora to be one of the warmest (not literally) and most welcoming communities he has ever lived. Getting involved in the community through Trylight Theater, Kenora Borealis Multisport Group, The Kenora Dinner Jacket’s Improv Group and The Canadian Ski Patrol (to name a few!) has been very enriching and rewarding for his day to day life.

Dr. Brown is proud to announce an addition location in Dryden for his private practice in additional to the services he provides in Kenora as a means to better serving the area of Northwestern Ontario.

Get relief for your skin conditions

Considering trying something new to improve your skin symptoms?

Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) phototherapy is a medical treatment for various skin conditions, primarily dermatological conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo, and eczema. It involves exposing the skin to a specific wavelength of ultraviolet B (UVB) light that falls within the narrowband range, typically around 311 to 313 nanometers.

Here's a breakdown of the key aspects of narrowband UVB phototherapy:

Wavelength Specificity: Unlike broad-spectrum UVB phototherapy, narrowband UVB focuses on a narrower range of wavelengths. This targeted approach is believed to be more effective in treating skin conditions while minimizing potential side effects.

Psoriasis Treatment: Narrowband UVB is commonly used to treat psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune skin condition characterized by the rapid buildup of skin cells, leading to the formation of scales and red patches. The exposure to narrowband UVB light helps to slow down the growth of affected skin cells, reducing inflammation and improving the overall appearance of the skin.

Vitiligo Management: NB-UVB phototherapy is also employed for the treatment of vitiligo, a condition where the skin loses its pigmentation, resulting in white patches. By stimulating the melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) in the skin, narrowband UVB can help repigment the affected areas.

Eczema Relief: In some cases, narrowband UVB phototherapy may be recommended for managing certain types of eczema (atopic dermatitis). The exposure to UVB light can help alleviate symptoms such as itching, redness, and inflammation.

Treatment Sessions: Narrowband UVB sessions are typically conducted in a controlled setting with regular assessments to determine patient response. The frequency and duration of sessions vary depending on the specific condition being treated, the severity of symptoms, and individual patient response.

Safety Measures: Healthcare providers carefully monitor the dosage of UVB light to minimize the risk of burns or other side effects. Protective measures, such as covering sensitive areas and using sunscreen on unaffected skin, may also be employed during the treatment.

It's important to note that while narrowband UVB phototherapy can be effective for many patients, its suitability depends on individual factors,  Additionally, the potential risks and benefits will be discussed thoroughly during your initial consulation before starting this form of therapy.

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