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Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) allows the physician to provide a safe non-invasive treatment for actinic keratosis (potential basal and squamous cell carcinoma), acne, and sun damage. It involves the application of a clear solution called ALA (Aminolevulinic Acid), a chemical that, when activated by certain wavelength of light (Blue light / IPL), is readily absorbed by abnormally fast growing cells (FCG) and obliterates them. It is able to do this effectively without damaging the surrounding skin and without the side effects of other treatments for precancerous growths such as actinic keratosis as well as harmless oil glands and Hair follicles. Furthermore there is little downtime.

As research in ALA-PDT therapy has progressed it is becoming apparent that this treatment produces aesthetic benefits that reduce redness, sunspots, enlarged oil gland hyperactivity, hair follicle blockage, and reduced growth of bacteria in the hair follicles. 

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons

To learn more about this service, please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website for more information.