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).