Photodynamic Therapy also known as PDT is treatment that includes a topical application of a photosensitizing agent such as aminolevulinic Acid and then activated in the skin using light therapy such as BLU-U light or IPL. This therapy is an alternative to drug based solutions for Acne and Actinic Keratoses (also known as AK’s).
Photodynamic Therapy typically includes a series of treatments scheduled monthly. This treatment is best suited for fall and winter climates, when exposure to sunlight is lowest.
Acne, sun damaged skin and pre-cancerous skin changes ( AK’s) can be effectively treated using Photodynamic Therapy. The skin will improve to have a more even coloured tone with smaller pore size and smoother texture.