Clears acne, smooths texture, reduces pores and corrects pigmentation.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is revolutionizing the treatment of acne and skin rejuvenation. Acne or Skin Rejuvenation PDT treatments using Levulan involve the application of a photosensitizing agent which is then activated with light. This procedure is nearly painless and can help your skin to look smoother and more natural. Acne treatments come in all shapes and sizes, and this is one of the more advanced options. Schedule a consultation appointment to see if photodynamic therapy is right for you. This therapy results in significant improvements in:
- moderate to severe acne
- pore size
- skin texture
PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY REDUCES ROSACEA AND PRE-CANCEROUS GROWTHS
Being sunburned even as little as just once before the age of 18 years old increases the risk of Actinic Keratosis. Actinic Keratosis, the earliest form of cancerous lesions, occurs most often on the skin surface of people with fair skin.
The Keratosis is identified as a persistent, discreet, slightly-raised, and rough lesion. It is classified as a precancerous growth, and when left untreated, can develop into squamous cell carcinoma (which can become deadly). Treating the lesions before they have a chance to become cancer is your best defense.
ALTERNATIVE TO ACCUTANE-TYPE MEDICATIONS
Photodynamic acne treatment involves three mechanisms of action against acne:
- Levulan treatment inactivates the
bacteria that triggers acne
- Exfoliates the skin to unclog pores
- Shuts down the sebaceous glands in the skin
This is exciting because sebaceous glands are the root cause in the formation of acne so it has a long lasting effect even on severe acne.
What can I expect at the time of treatment?
First, a certified, experienced and dermatologist-trained technician will apply the Levulan. After about one hour, the Levulan will be activated with IPL (Intense Pluse Light) and/or LED (Light Emitted Diode). You will be given special goggles to wear to protect your eyes.
What should I expect after treatment?
You should stay out of the sun and bright light for 48 hours. The skin will turn red and swollen in the following three to seven days just like a mild to moderate sunburn. Some peeling may be noted. There may be some discomfort but no significant pain.
How many treatments will I need?
Generally, you will need at least three treatments with three to four weeks between each appointment.