Acne Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) is a safe and highly effective method of treating not only moderate to severe acne, but a variety of skin conditions. It involves the application of a photosensitizing agent, such as our Levulan Peel, to the skin, which is then exposed to a specific wavelength of light. The light activates the photosensitizer, producing a chemical reaction that destroys the bacteria that cause acne. Photodynamic therapy can be used to reduce inflammation, reduce the production of oil, and reduce the appearance of acne.
Because every patient is different and different types of acne need to be treated differently, during the initial consultation a medical aesthetician will perform an in-depth Visia Skin Analysis to determine the best treatment approach.
Acne Photo Dynamic Therapy Can Improve the Following
- Moderate to persistent acne in teens and adults*
- Large pores*
- Oil gland production*
- Acne Vulgaris*
- Acne Rosacea*
- Actnic Keratosis (sun spots)*
- Sun Damage*
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles*
- Blotchy pigmentation*
CONDITION TREATED: Moderate to severe acne in teens and adults.
RESULTS: Destroys most common bacteria that cause acne.
RECOMMENDED # OF TREATMENTS: 1 to 3 treatments is often needed for hard to treat acne. Recommended acne home skin care products.
TREATMENT INTERVAL: Approximately once a month.
TREATMENT TIME: 1-4 hours. Light microdermabrasion or chemical peel followed by the application of Levulan®. Client must sit with the Levulan® on the skin for 1-3 hours. Up to 30 minutes for Laser Light application.
RECOVERY TIME: Client MUST stay out of sunlight and bright lights for 24-48 hours. Redness and peeling can last up to a week.
What is Levulan®?
Levulan® is a 20% solution of Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA). ALA is a “natural” product found in all humans throughout the body. Levulan® has been used extensively for the treatment of a variety of different skin conditions including actinic keratosis, sun damage, fine lines, and blotchy pigmentation are also improved because of the positive effect of Levulan® and the light treatment.
*Systemic treatments are any medications that are taken orally, injected or infused that affect the entire body system.
- E.P. Boise, Idaho
*Procedure results are typical and may vary