Photodynamic Therapy helps to improve various skin concerns associated with prolonged sun exposure and acne. Including: Age Spots (Actinic Keratosis), Redness, and Enlarged and Overactive Pores.
Age & liver spots, UV damage, irregular pigmentation and persistent acne can be improved with photodynamic therapy. This is the latest development in skin rejuvenation to improve the appearance of skin.
Photodynamic Therapy is helpful for:
Acne and excessive oil production
Overall skin rejuvenation
Photodynamic Therapy uses a specifically compounded chemical (aminolevulenic acid) that is applied onto the skin, this chemical is attracted into highly active/damaged cells at a higher rate than healthy cells. Light is applied to the skin, activating the chemical which destroys the targeted cells.
Here is a series of post treatments video testimonials posted by a man who had Levulan Photodynamic Theraphy for Sun Damage, including Actinic Keratosis.
What might I expect from a session of Photodynamic Therapy?
- A consultation with a Skin Specialist to determine if photodynamic therapy is right for you
- Depending on individual goals and the condition of your skin, a pre-treatment plan may be needed to prepare the skin
- A chemical solution (aminolevulenic acid, a.k.a. Levulan) is applied to the skin and allowed to incubate (soak into the skin) before a light energy procedure activates the chemical
- After your treatment you must stay away from light sources for seventy-two hours. Your skin may be very red and irritated for up to seven days after the treatment. Your skin may look like you have a very bad sunburn and be very flaky and peel
- Results may be seen after the first application, but typically a series of 2-3 treatments procedures is necessary to achieve an optimal result
- Skin rejuvenation results are lasting, but are affected by future UV damage
- Meticulous pre and post-care instructions will be reviewed and must be followed
- Treatments may be repeated
- Downtime of at least three days and as long as seven days