Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is an exciting treatment option approved for use in North America. Results are truly remarkable. You will experience improved skin texture, minimized pores, as well as enhanced reduction of brown and red spots that appear in sun damaged skin.
PDT is also a breakthrough for those suffering from various types of acne.
Treatment with PDT
The PDT process for each client is basically the same. The skin is prepared and a solution, called Levulan, is topically applied to the skin. It is left on the skin for an incubation period. The solution is absorbed by the targeted lesions and a light then activates the solution which destroys the targeted cells. When used in conjunction with the blue light we can target the sebaceous glands and bacteria responsible for acne
The treatment takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete and you can expect some redness, peeling and flaking of the skin for 3-4 days. While under the light source you will feel some warmth. It is important to know that you will need to stay indoors for 24 hours following the procedure. The solution applied to your skin remains active for this period of time.
If you are struggling with acne you must look at this new and exciting procedure. The number of treatments depends on the severity of the acne although most clients will go into remission with 3 treatments (6-12 weeks from the first treatment). Click here to request a consultation and get started with one of our Registered Nurses.