Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
At Mill Creek Skin & Laser, we use Photodyamic Therapy to effectively treat:
- Moderate to severe inflammatory acne vulgaris
- Moderate to severe photodamage
What are the benefits of PDT?
- Shrinks the sebaceous glands
- Decreases oil production
- Kills the acne causing bacteria
- Reduces inflammation and redness
- Smoother, more even skin tone
- Improves the appearance of some acne scars
- Tightens pores
- Minimal downtime
- No scarring
- No surgical excisions
- No systemic side effects
- Effective alternative to Accutane
What is Photodynamic Therapy?
Photodynamic Therapy is a treatment that uses a special photosensitizing medication, Ameluz®, in conjunction with the Blu-U (blue light) to activate it. This process of activating Ameluz® with light is called Photodynamic Therapy.
What is Ameluz®?
Ameluz® is a 10% solution of Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA). ALA is a natural occurring product found in our bodies.
What Our Clients Say
*Individual results may vary
How does Photodynamic Therapy work?
The Ameluz® is applied to the affected skin and left on to incubate for approximately 60 minutes. The solution is absorbed by the cells where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. The area is then exposed to the Blu-U light for a specified amount of time, activating the Ameluz®, which kills the acne-causing bacteria, helps shrink the oil glands and reduces the inflammation and redness associated with acne lesions.
Pre and Post treatment instructions
Download the pre and post treatment instructions form to learn about what do to before and after your treatment. Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your appointment.
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