Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, is a versatile treatment that can solve a number of skin problems. This form of specialized dermatological treatment involves the application of blue or red light to a topically applied chemical, which is then activated by that light. This process, called photoactivation, has been used for the past decade in the treatment of conditions including:
- Actinic keratosis
- Sun damage, such as mottled tone and fine lines
- Redness, flushing, enlarged pores
- Thin squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma
Photodynamic therapy is one of the FDA-approved treatment options for the correction of such conditions. At the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery, your doctor will conduct a thorough consultation process and discuss the advantages of the recommended options. It is our desire to meet your individual needs by tailoring treatment to your specific condition and skin type.
What to expect
Photodynamic therapy treatment at the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery is completed in an appointment of 2-3 hours. Upon arrival at our office, a member of our team will meet with you to ensure any questions are answered, and will go over our consent form. Your face will be cleansed with mild soap and water, and then degreased with an acetone product.
Our practitioners perform photodynamic therapy on patients in and around the areas of Plano, McKinney, and Flower Mount using the application of a specialized solution to treat skin gently yet effectively. This form of light therapy applies specific, intense wavelengths of light through filters that facilitate the optimal absorption of energy. Through this process, skin can be restored to a more vibrant, healthy state, and issues such as acne and sun damage corrected.
You deserve to have skin that you feel good about. The Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery has the advanced technology, and our practitioners have the precise skills to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Contact us today for your appointment with one of our highly trained practitioners.