What is Photodynamic Therapy?
Photodynamic therapy is a non-invasive procedure designed to treat aging or sun damaged skin and reduce the appearance of acne. It uses a combination of a light-activated solution and a specialized light to rejuvenate your appearance. During a photodynamic therapy treatment, a light-sensitive solution is applied to your skin and is left for up to three hours so that it can be absorbed by your cells. Next, a light is shone on your face, causing the solution to react and damage the bacteria and cells that are causing your skin issues, while leaving the healthy cells alone.*
The recovery period after treatment is generally very short, and will only require you to stay away from direct sunlight for 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. Some patients experience mild peeling, dryness or redness resembling a sunburn, but these generally go away on their own quickly. Several follow up treatments might be required to get you the results you desire.*
Photodynamic therapy is a great treatment for anyone looking to treat sun spots, acne or fine lines and wrinkles!* Contact us today to set up a consultation to get started on your photodynamic treatment!
Does A Photodynamic Therapy Treatment Hurt?
Although everyone experiences pain differently, most patients describe little to no discomfort during the procedure. You may feel brief warming and tingling sensations, but these are generally mild and can be lessened by fans or cold air.*
What Can I Expect After My Photodynamic Therapy Treatment?
Immediately following your photodynamic therapy treatment, your skin will look like it has a sunburn. Since the photosensitizing drugs are still active for a little while after your treatment, you will have to avoid direct sunlight for 24 to 48 hours after treatment to get the best results. Redness, swelling, and peeling sometimes occurs, but is generally mild and will go away on its own quickly.*
What Do Results Look Like?*
Although individual results will vary, you can expect results similar to the ones above.* Most patients see significant improvement in the appearance of lines, wrinkles, sun spots or acne following treatment. It can also help reduce the appearance of acne over several months or years after the treatment.*
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Although the number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient, most patients receive a series of two to three treatments to get the best results. Your doctor can discuss how many treatments you will need with you when you go in for a consultation.*
How Can I Get Started?
Contact us to set up your consultation with us. We can discuss whether photodynamic therapy or one of our other skin rejuvenation procedures, such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion, is right for you. Don’t wait any longer to get the smooth, healthy skin you’ve been dreaming of!*
*Disclaimer: Any claims of helping reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, acne or sun damage cannot be guaranteed. Come in for a consultation to discuss what results you can expect from a photodynamic therapy treatment!