Whilst typically used to treat sun spots and some superficial cancers, photodynamic therapy can also be used to refresh your skin. Photodynamic therapy can treat fine wrinkles, skin roughness, enlarged pores and mottled colouring, helping to reverse the signs of ageing by improving colour, texture and tone.
Our clinically-approved, German-engineered MultiLite device enables a more pleasant treatment process compared to older technologies, with excellent cosmetic results. It is a non-invasive treatment that effectively rejuvenates your skin.
Photodynamic therapy FAQs:
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) uses oxygen, light, combined with Aminolevulinic acid crystals, to create a controlled chemical reaction that destroys abnormal cells.
PDT can be used to treat sun spots (actinic keratoses), some pre-cancerous growths and superficial skin cancers. It can also treat a variety of skin conditions such as acne and can be used for cosmetic rejuvenation.
Traditional PDT devices, whilst very effective, are very painful. Older technologies have one red light, immediately penetrating deep into the skin, causing a high level of patient discomfort. The new German-engineered MultiLite technology provides a ‘stepping through’ of three lights in phases: blue light (short depth), yellow light (medium depth), red light (long depth). This technology offers a much more comfortable treatment process for the patient.
PDT offers many benefits when compared with alternative treatments. It is an outpatient procedure and can be repeated if necessary. PDT can be used as an alternative to cryosurgery, which can be painful and result in permanent white marks. PDT can also be used as an alternative to topical immunotherapy, which has to be self-administered over a number of weeks. PDT therefore is widely regarded as a more cosmetically acceptable treatment.
Treatment time depends upon how many sites are being treated. Usually, 1 hour 30 minutes is required to treat one area of the body.
Your treatment plan, including how many treatments you receive and how often you receive them, will depend on your unique situation. Our registered dermatology nurses will recommend a treatment plan that is right for you.
PDT treatment costs vary depending on your requirements. Our team will be happy to provide more information.
German medical engineering at its best
Our MultiLite PDT device offers a comfortable treatment experience with effective results. Our qualified registered dermatology nurses will develop a treatment plan to achieve your goals.