Photodynamic Therapy

WHAT IS PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY?

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a treatment for killing acne activity. It is suitable for cases of mild to severe acne and acne scarring. During the treatment process, a photosensitizing agent called 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is applied to the skin and becomes activated when put under a specific wavelength of light. Once activated, the ALA is absorbed by acne cells making acne more receptive to bacteria-killing light. Since ALA is hydrophilic, it requires a longer penetration period, thus requiring 1.5 days of avoiding sun exposure.

We offer a natural alternative by replacing the ALA solution with a solution composed of vitamins and amino acids. This natural solution penetrates faster with high efficacy while causing no harsh side effects. By using the natural photosensitizer, the activation and duration of post-treatment sun avoidance are both shortened.

BEFORE

AFTER

BENEFITS

Minimal to no side effect

Painless or mild discomfort

Safe and natural

Improves pore size and texture of skin

Decreases sebum excretion

Improves appearance of acne scars

What are the side effects of the treatment?

It is possible for some patient to experience redness for few hours. Mild peeling may follow treatment in 2-3 days.

How soon will I see results?

It may take up to several treatments to see satisfactory improvement.

How many treatments will I need?

A patient will need 3-6 treatments depending on the severity of the condition.

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