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Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

For Acne + Photodamage + Skin Rejuvenation

Photodynamic Therapy PDTPhotodynamic therapy (PDT) is gaining popularity as a treatment for acne. Used alone or in combination with other traditional medications, PDT can be very effective, and is an excellent alternative for those resistant to traditional acne medications, as well as those who do not want to use isotretinoin (Accutane). In addition to treating acne, PDT is an effective treatment for a pre-cancerous form of sun damage known as actinic keratosis, and because it helps improve discoloration as well as overall texture and tone, it's a popular and effective option for those looking to improve the overall appearance of their skin.

In PDT, a solution called Levulan is applied to the skin and allowed to incubate for one hour, after which blue light or intense pulsed light is used. After treatment, strict sun avoidance is necessary for 48 hours. A series of 3 treatments is recommended.

Looking for pre- and post-treatment information? Please read our Photodynamic Therapy Treatment Instructions.

Downtime: Mild stinging, redness, and swelling. Strict sun avoidance for 48 hours post procedure is necessary.

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