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This Fall: PDT for Sun Damage

Omnilux Blue Light LEDFall is the time for PDT at Manhattan Dermatology. PDT (or photodynamic therapy) is a great way to rejuvenate your skin and treat sun damage from those hot summer days. It’s also great for acne and can help those with oily skin.

A solution called Levulan is applied to the skin for about an hour (don’t you have some emails to catch up on?). While you “incubate,” this solution targets the abnormal sun-damaged cells. Then you sit under a blue light for a few minutes. This combination leaves the skin renewed, refreshed, and bright—but keep in mind, you won’t look your best for a few days after your treatment. Strict sun avoidance is necessary after the procedure for 24 hours.

We hope you love it after one, but we know you’ll love it even more in a series of 3 or 4. PDT can sometimes be covered by insurance plans. Contact us today for more information—give us a call at 310.546.1188 or request an appointment online.

About Dr. M + Team

Founded by Dr. Ashley Magovern, a board-certified dermatologist and South Bay native, Manhattan Dermatology offers the latest in general, cosmetic and pediatric dermatology services in a friendly, intimate environment. Our skilled, compassionate team delivers exceptional state-of-the-art care using the most advanced treatments and technologies, including laser services, Ultherapy ultrasound skin tightening, injectables such as Botox and Juvederm, liquid face lifts, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, photorejuvenation and sclerotherapy. We partner closely with you to solve your skin care concerns, be it sun damage or acne, wrinkles or redness, brown spots or unwanted hair. We want you to walk out of our door feeling special, radiant, and confident in your skin.
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