Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a specialized treatment that utilizes a certain type of drug known as a photosensitizing agent and combines it with powerful light in order to destroy cancer cells. The light triggers the agent and allows it to remove the cancerous cells from the skin.
Photodynamic Therapy Actinic Keratosis Treatment
Actinic keratosis is a course patch of skin that easily peels away from the surface. It is usually caused by extreme exposure to UV rays from the sun. The areas most affected by actinic keratosis are your neck, face, scalp, lips, forearms, and the back of your hands. Actinic keratosis slowly develops over years and carries no real symptoms other than the small patch on the surface of the skin. Photodynamic therapy can aid in the treatment and reduction of actinic keratosis and restore the skin back to its natural beauty by killing the cancerous cells that cause the rough patches of the skin.
Photodynamic Therapy Eye Treatment
PDT is a fairly modern approach to restoring clear sight in the yes. As you get older, your eyes may suffer from macular degeneration. By using the PDT laser technique, doctors can close up the leaks at the center of the macula without incurring damage to the rest of the eye. PDT is FDA approved and is a safe form of repairing the leaking macula. Photodynamic therapy side effects are virtually non-existent, and patients will benefit from short recovery times. Photodynamic therapy cost is low compared to other types of eye procedures.
Benefits of Photodynamic Therapy
- No long-term side effects
- It is far less invasive than traditional eye surgery.
- It is an outpatient procedure that can be performed in a short period.
- Advanced technology allows doctors to perform the treatment with precision.
- There are little or no scars once the skin heals
- Photodynamic therapy for acne is far more effective than other types of conventional treatment such as ointments.
Are you currently suffering from severe acne, sight problems, or actinic keratosis? Then let the certified team and Englewood Cosmetic Medical Spa help you find a cure. Doctor Ali Sherzoy is a leading specialist in skin enhancement and restoration and is highly trained and experience with photodynamic therapy. Call us today at 201-569-0920 for a free consultation.