Photodynamic Therapy [PDT]
PDT is Photodynamic Therapy. It is a non-surgical procedure performed by one of our medical staff at Face Today Medi-Clinic. PDT involves simple preparation of the lesions, application of special light activated cream and exposure of the lesion to a special red light or in some cases exposure to daylight. It is approved for the treatment of superficial or nodular BCC, Bowen's disease and AK. Common side effects include mild to moderate redness and swelling which often resolve rapidly. Due to the selective nature of PDT treatment, healthy tissue is left unharmed and scarring is minimal.
Though there are obvious cosmetic benefits to the use of Photodynamic therapy, this treatment also holds long term health benefits. The treatment is predominantly used to deal with solar damage. Aside from the decidedly unappealing look of the blotchy, white and dark areas that are found after ling-term damage to the arms, legs, torso and the face, these “sun-spots” can manifest into more dangerous conditions.
There are currently many practitioners world-wide that encourage the use of PDT not only as a cosmetic procedure, but as an annual preventative measure to treat and inhibit further sun-damage or acne.