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Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a light treatment that can be used to treat precancerous lesions, photodamaged skin with age spots, acne, sebaceous hyperplasia, and a number of other skin conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

After a topical drug called Levulan is applied to the skin, a light is used to activate it. Once activated, the drug attacks abnormal cells, including pre-cancerous cells and sun-damaged skin cells. PDT can improve acne by decreasing the bacteria on the skin and shrinking the oil-producing glands.

When will I see results?

Initial results may appear 1 week after treatment, but it will take 1 month to attain the full effect from a PDT treatment.

Is there a recovery period?

Mild skin redness and peeling can be expected for 1 week after treatment.

Who performs the treatment?

Dr. Tina Alster and Dr. Neelam Khan (Board-Certified Dermatologists).

Book a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists today to determine the best treatment plan for you.

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