Photodynamic Therapy is a leading non-surgical way to improve the appearance of the skin. In addition to it’s medical uses, Photodynamic Therapy has many cosmetic benefits. Aging patients will see a significant reduction in lines, sun damage, and redness. PDT improves blotchy pigmentation and acne scars. It leaves the skin feeling firmer, tighter and more youthful.
A clear, painless liquid chemical is applied to the skin. The treated skin is then exposed to a light source which activates the solution. The product works to destroy unhealthy cells that typically are are found in certain types of skin cancers.
A medical aesthetician will apply the solution. It will take approximately 30 minutes for it to cure. Then she will expose you to the light source for approximately 15 minutes. You will leave the office feeling like you have a sunburn. The unhealthy cells will flake off over the course of a few days leaving you with healthier new skin.