Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for Serious Skin Care
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a three-step treatment used to treat various skin conditions of differing intensities. At the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery, Dr. Ben Talei and his staff typically utilize this treatment modality for patients with acne or pre-skin cancers. PDT is proven to actively destroy abnormal cells that cause actinic keratosis, a pre-cancerous condition. Dr. Talei will determine if this non-invasive treatment is right for you after a comprehensive examination and consultation at the Beverly Hills Center.
During a PDT procedure, a topical cream is applied to your affected skin and left to incubate for a specific time that is determined by Dr. Talei. Next, he or a staff member will activate the cream through a directed source of light. How long this step lasts is also determined by Dr. Talei, and is tailored to the specific skin condition being treated. For lengthy sessions, patients may experience a warm or tingling sensation. Once treatment is completed, patients can return to a normal schedule. Be sure to follow any skincare instructions supplied by Dr. Talei or his staff.
California Treatment for Pre-Skin Cancer and Acne
In addition to pre-cancerous skin growths, PDT treatment may be used for some types of skin cancer and other growths near the surface of the skin. This makes it an ideal treatment for some active cases of acne. The cream is absorbed by the abnormal cells, which are then oxidized by the intense light. Dr. Talei may schedule several sessions, spaced apart between three to five weeks, depending on your needed treatment intensity.
Some side effects are possible, generally seen when patients need extensive treatment. These can include mild swelling, redness, bruising or discoloration that typically fades within a few days of treatment. Dr. Talei and his staff can explain more and answer your questions when you call the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery for a confidential consultation. Call or message us online today.