What Does Photo Dynamic Therapy Treat?

When you’re dealing with issues like sun damage or severe acne, you might not be sure how you can correct these issues and start feeling more comfortable in your skin again. PDT, or photo dynamic therapy, can help treat these issues by using a special light and aminolevulinic acid. Dr. Amarpaul Sidhu at Foothill Cosmetic Surgery Center in Glendora, CA, can explain what photo dynamic therapy can help treat and how it can improve your life.

What is Photo Dynamic Therapy?

Photo dynamic therapy is a treatment that uses specific medications and light to attack abnormal cells and correct certain issues. The light helps the medication react in a certain way which helps attack different bacteria and abnormal cells. This can help when you’re dealing with severe acne or with sun damage.

The medication that is applied can also help minimize any swelling, redness, or excess oils that may occur. This also helps eliminate any bacteria that might cause further acne breakouts. You’ll need multiple sessions to get the results that you’re looking for and it often depends on the severity of the issues that you’re looking to treat.

Photo dynamic therapy is minimally invasive and can help target specific areas that you’re looking to treat. The procedure is often quick and it’s important that you’re able to stay protected from the sun after treatment. You should be sure to avoid sunlight and wear protective clothing and hats if you do need to go outside. This helps protect your skin when it’s sensitive after treatment.

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Even out your skin and clear it up. Contact Dr. Amarpaul Sidhu at Foothill Cosmetic Surgery Center in Glendora, CA, to learn more about how photo dynamic therapy could help you. Call for more information at (626) 852-3376.

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