Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is revolutionizing the treatment of acne and skin rejuvenation. Our medical providers at Skin Care Doctors can help you achieve a dramatic improvement in wrinkles, pore size, skin texture, and pigmentation with this groundbreaking treatment.
What Is PDT?
Photodynamic therapy uses a photosensitizing agent and a particular light source to treat various skin conditions. It is commonly used in cosmetic dermatology to treat acne, sun damage, and other skin imperfections. The treatment works by applying a photosensitizing agent, such as aminolevulinic acid (ALA), to the skin. This agent is then activated by a specific wavelength of light, such as a laser or a light-emitting diode (LED), which causes it to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS). These ROS then selectively target and destroy the damaged skin cells, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed.