Red and Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy
Alta View Dermatology & Laser Specialists offers red and blue light photodynamic therapy. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a procedure that uses a photosensitizing drug to apply light therapy selectively to target pre-skin cancer, acne and sun damage.
PDT can help clear the skin of actinic keratoses which are premalignant growths in sun-exposed areas, mainly the face, chest, arms and hands. It is also effective for moderate-severe acne. A series of treatments can put acne into remission for months as well as reversing some scarring without taking oral medications.
There are many less common conditions that PDT can be used for, including hidradenitis suppurativa, Bowen’s disease, superficial basal cell carcinoma and others. Photodynamic therapy is a dependable treatment with proven results.