A Brighter Complexion

Photodynamic skin rejuvenation significantly improves precancerous conditions such as sun-damaged skin, actinic keratoses, moderate to severe cystic acne, potential superficial skin cancers, and other skin blemishes, giving you a brighter, healthier complexion.

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What Is Skin Rejuvenation?

At Skin Care Doctors, we offer photodynamic skin rejuvenation, a two-step process that involves the application of a light-sensitive solution to the skin followed by exposure to a wavelength of light. The application of a light-sensitive solution, known as a photosensitizer, is absorbed by the skin cells and remains there for some time, typically between 30 minutes and an hour. After the photosensitizer has been absorbed by the skin cells, exposure to a specific wavelength of light activates it, causing it to release energy that damages the targeted skin cells. The damaged cells are then naturally eliminated by the body's immune system, and the skin begins to heal itself, regaining a more youthful, even-toned appearance.

Skin Rejuvenation: What to Expect

Skin Preparation

Before the treatment, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed, and any makeup or skincare products will be removed. The skin will then be prepped with a solution that helps the photosensitizing agent penetrate the skin more effectively.


Once the skin is prepped, a photosensitizing agent will be applied to the treatment area. This agent is designed to be absorbed by the skin, making it more sensitive to light.

Light Therapy

After the photosensitizing agent has been applied, you will be exposed to a specific wavelength of light. This light will activate the photosensitizing agent and cause a reaction in the skin that stimulates collagen production, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other imperfections.

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After Your Treatment

After photodynamic skin rejuvenation, it is normal to experience some swelling and redness in the treated area. The skin may also feel tight or sensitive to the touch. This will typically subside within a few hours to a few days. You must avoid direct sunlight and wear protective clothing, hats, and sunscreen with at least SPF 30 when outdoors for at least two weeks after treatment. Sun exposure may increase the risk of skin damage and compromise the results.

Avoiding excessive heat and strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours after treatment is recommended. This will help prevent excessive sweating and minimize the risk of infection or irritation in the treated area. Our providers recommend avoiding topical products that contain retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acids, or beta-hydroxy acids for at least one week after treatment. These products may irritate the skin and interfere with the healing process.

If blisters or crusting occur, you must avoid picking or scratching the affected area. This can lead to scarring or infection. Instead, gently clean the area with a mild cleanser and apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly or antibiotic ointment to promote healing. You may begin applying makeup once any crusting has healed. The skin will feel dry and tightened, but a good moisturizer used once daily – such as Cetaphil or Aveeno lotion – can hydrate the skin.

Why Choose Skin Care Doctors?

Our medical providers have been trained to the highest safety standards and use the most advanced methods to care for your skin. By combining a photosensitizing agent and a light source, photodynamic skin rejuvenation can target and destroy damaged skin cells, stimulate collagen production, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin blemishes. Contact our office today to see if skin rejuvenation at Skin Care Doctors can help you achieve your desired results. 

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