Levulan Photodynamic Therapy (PDT treatment)
Do you have noticeable sun damage on the surface of your skin? Do you have dry flaky patches, or inflammatory rosacea? Actinic keratosis is the development of rough-textured, and dry skin on the surface that could potentially lead to the development of skin cancer. Because of this, it is important to take preventative measures to eliminate actinic keratosis. If you are someone who is suffering from this skin condition, there is a reliable solution with advanced levulan photodynamic therapy.
What is Levulan Photodynamic Therapy?
This revitalizing skin treatment is an FDA approved laser light solution for successfully diminishing the appearance of precancerous actinic keratosis. This is an innovative treatment that is non-invasive for noticeably radiant results. Not only does this specialized laser solution destroy potentially cancerous threats, but it can also provide your skin with a more even and healthy glow. Levulan PDT utilizes a specialized 2-part method that through a light activated drug therapy to successfully destroy problem cells and tissue within skin. You can experience improved results with this effective restorative remedy.
How Does it Work?
The first part of treatment requires the administration of the specialized light activated formula. Depending on the area of treatment, the specialized photosensitizing agent is either placed in the blood stream or applied on the surface of skin. This allows for it to penetrate into the treatment area and so that it can be absorbed by the problematic/ cancer cells. There is then a period of time before the second phase can be completed.
During the next session, the light is then applied to the targeted area. The light energy penetrates beneath the skin into the treatment area, and works to activate the specialized drug, causing it to react with oxygen. This causes it to then form a chemical within the treatment area that successfully destroys the dangerous actinic keratosis cells. The results provide improved look and health of your skin.
Who is a Candidate?
For anyone who is experiencing the appearance of actinic keratosis, or potentially cancerous skin damage could benefit from treatments. If you are looking for a non-invasive solution for improving the look and overall health of your skin, you could qualify as a candidate. However, the best way to determine if you are a qualified candidate is through a consultation with one of our medical professionals.