What is Photodynamic Therapy?
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a procedure used to treat various skin disorders.
In PDT, a chemical reaction activated by light energy is used to selectively destroy damaged tissues.
How does PDT Work?
A naturally occurring substance called ALA is applied to the affected area. When applied to the skin, the ALA is absorbed into abnormal or damaged cells, bacteria and oil glands.
Once absorbed, an LED light is focused on the treated area for a period of time. When exposed to light, the abnormal skin cells are selectively destroyed to reveal fresh, healthy skin cells, less acne and improved skin texture.
Who is it suitable for?
PDT is suitable for the treatment of
What happens post treatment?
After treatment you will be sensitive to light for up to 48 hours. It is important during this time to limit your exposure to the sun and all forms of bright light including house lights.
Signs of redness, peeling and scabbing are all indicators of a successful treatment. If you are at all concerned about your skin post-treatment, please contact us immediately.