5 Benefits Of Levulan Photodynamic Therapy



5 Benefits Of Levulan Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy, or PDT, is a relatively new, noninvasive method for treating many common facial skin condition such as spotting, rosacea and acne. It uses a photosensitizing solution called Levulan Kerastik, accompanied by a light source such as Clear Light or BLU-U systems in order to target specific skin cells and leave surrounding skin unharmed. If you are considering photodynamic therapy but are concerned about its efficacy, below are five benefits to the procedure.

5 Benefits Of Levulan Photodynamic Therapy

  1. Less destructive. Since photodynamic therapy only affects the targeted cells, it is a much less destructive way to treat common facial skin conditions like acne, age spots and rosacea than some other options. The safety and precision allows patients to resume normal activities faster than other more aggressive treatment options.
  2. Great alternative to antibiotics. This is especially true for patients whose bodies have become resistant to antibiotics because of prolonged use, namely acne patients, who have been prescription drugs to treat their condition. It is also great for patients who want to avoid the hassle, as well as the long-term consequences, of applying topical treatments to their face for extended periods.
  3. Preempting skin cancer. PDT treatments, when applied to sunspots and aging, may be able to effectively treat precancerous zones, saving you time and anguish in the future. By targeting the affected skin, the procedure is able to safely and effectively strip away precancerous sun spots.
  4. Convenience. PDT treatments are typically performed in an outpatient setting without the use of any anaesthesia or sedation. This means less planning, less stress on your body and—when you exclude the use of anaesthesia, which is costly—less money spent on achieving your desired appearance.
  5. More even complexion. Even if you don’t suffer from redness and blotchiness from acne or rosacea, exposure to the sun and stress on the skin from alcohol and smoking can cause uneven skin tones, redness and blotchiness.

PDT is a great option for people seeking a less aggressive, less invasive form of light treatment therapy that does not require the down time in between treatment, or pausing normal activities for the long periods of time that other treats necessitate. PDT is comprehensive, meaning the treatment can treat multiple factors and skin problems at the same time, and is a great option for people suffering from acne, whose bodies have stopped responding to over the counter drug treatments.

September 12, 2016

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