What Is Photodynamic Therapy?
Photodynamic treatment likewise referred to as ALA/PDT is a therapy for sunlight damaged, fine lines, acne vulgaris, acne scarring, rosacea, and also precancerous sores (actinic keratoses). ALA/PDT is a laser based treatment combined with the topical application of aminolevulinic acid (Levulan). Levulan is used to photo sensitize the skin which is then switched on by the appropriate wavelength of light sclerosing agent Asclera (polidocanol).
Does This Treatment Hurt?
It is feasible to experience a mild stinging feeling with this treatment.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
It depends upon what problem is being dealt with and the extent of that problem. Typically between 3-4 treatments are needed. An appointment with Dr. Dadurian will certainly establish just what therapy protocol is right for you.
Is it OK to have other treatments with PDT?