What is PDT?

Photodynamic therapy or PDT is a therapeutic process employing a photosensitizing agent called Amina level onic acid to remove actinic keratosis or precancerous lesions. The process is applied to selected body parts followed by a short incubation period. Light is then used to exfoliate those lesions to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Therapeutic uses

Though used most often to remove precancerous lesions, the therapy can also be used for acne with a slight rejuvenation.


Skin is prepped with a cleanser using hibiclens or technique air then a slight acetone scrub is applied to degrease the skin. The client then enters an incubation period, or stationary seated position for a period of time. Depending on the body part, the period my range from one to three hours. The actual PDT treatment is 16 minutes. A sunscreen is applied afterward to protect sensitive skin from the sun. Patients are advised to avoid the sun to avoid acerbating the experience.

The Effectiveness of Photodynamic therapy

Photodynamic therapy is ideal for covering a large surface area with no scarring or pigmentation issues. The use of this therapy is advantageous over commonly used cryotherapy or liquid nitrogen, which targets individual lesions and not large surface areas as with PTD. The effectiveness of the procedure is approximately 90-95% with proper preventative care.



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