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PHOTODYNAMIC TREATMENT (PDT)

PDT is a multi-use light activated system for destroying abnormal cells and affecting the function of overactive sebaceous glands which are a root cause of acne. PDT works through a two-step process. First, a topical solution called Levulan is applied to the area to be treated. Then once this solution has been absorbed by “target cells” (these are the abnormal cells such as acne) a medical light is used to turn on the Levulan action. This action destroys the acne cells and shrinks and disables the sebaceous gland which produces excess skin oils. The final result is clearer skin, reduced oil production and more refined pores. It is recommended that you receive 1 to 3 treatments with the Levulan at 2 to 4 week intervals. Your treatment schedule will be discussed with you. Often patients with acne observe excellent response after even one treatment.


What to Expect

  • Treatment length: 60 minutes

  • Post-treatment: redness & possible crusting/scabbing for up to 4 days

  • Expect results within 10 days

  • Results are long-lasting

Conditions Treated