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Understanding Photodynamic Therapy

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Understanding Photodynamic Therapy

Caring for the Health and Beauty of Skin for over 40 years

PDT is a new and exciting treatment which involves the application of a photosensitizing medication to the skin followed by exposure to a specialized light source, either a laser, intense pulse light machine, or a special blue light lamp. The light source activates the medication for the desired effect. This technique has recently gained FDA approval for the treatment of actinic keratoses (“pre-cancers”) and, in some instances, skin cancers. Treatment of skin cancers with PDT of course also means an improved cosmetic outcome that leaves virtually no scars since no surgery is involved.

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PDT not only clears pre-cancerous lesions, but may serve to prevent the occurrence of new pre-cancers and skin cancers. PDT treatments are quite versatile and applications are being expanded to include treatment of acne, rosacea, brown spots, broken capillaries, and even enlarged oil glands. The combination of skin cancer prevention and cosmetic enhancement makes PDT an ideal treatment for the right candidate.

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As you start your journey for better skin or a better body you'll need to schedule a consultation with one of our world-class specialists.

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During the consultation, the doctor will review your individual skin or body needs to provide a recommendation for maximum results   

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Treatments will vary based on your individual conditions and needs. With over 60 years of experience, we will give you the best care possible.

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As you start your treatment, follow-ups may be required. Our goal is to ensure we exceed your expectations as your appearance is a reflection of us.