What is Photodynamic Therapy

At The Rosenthal Clinic, photodynamic therapy (PDT) is often used to treat acne and actinic keratoses. This treatment involves the application of a photosensitizing agent such as aminolevulinic acid to the surface of the affected skin, followed by exposure to light therapy using BLU-U light or IPL. This treatment offers an effective alternative approach to drug-based solutions for acne and actinic keratoses (also known as AKs).

PDT typically includes a series of treatments scheduled monthly. This treatment is best suited to be done during the fall and winter when exposure to daylight is reduced.

This treatment is effective for acne, sun damaged skin, and pre-cancerous skin changes (AKs). The treatment also produces an improvement in the appearance of the skin leaving it more even-colored with a reduction of pore size, resulting in a smoother texture.

 

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