Photodynamic Therapy Brisbane
Photodynamic Therapy - PDT skin treatment Brisbane
What is Photodynamic Therapy or PDT?
Photodynamic Therapy, also known as PDT, is used for cosmetic purposes and preventative measures. This treatment is used for solar damage and pre-cancerous cells that are caused by excess sun exposure.
PDT involved the application of 5-ALA, a photosensitising agent (spray/cream) followed by light therapy. The light being our Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser. The laser activates the 5-ALA and damages these unhealthy cells.
What skin conditions can be treated by PDT?
- Actinic keratoses.
- Seborrheic keratoses.
- Cystic acne.
- Acne vulgaris.
- Extremely oily skin.
- Basal cell carcinoma.
- Squamous cell carcinoma.
- Uneven skin tone., and
- Bowen’s disease
What can I expect after the PDT treatment?
The treated area will be sensitive after treatment, so it is recommended to be vigilant with sun care for at least one-week post-treatment. Using adequate sun protection always is recommended. It is common for the skin to appear red for a couple of days, followed by light shedding or peeling of the area.
How much Photodynamic Therapy will I need?
The number of treatments required varies per individual, depending on the level of damage. 1-3 sessions are most common. This will be discussed with Dr. Campey prior to the treatment.