an affiliate practice of The Skin Surgery Center

 PDT with Levulan (aminolevuline acid) is a ground-breaking treatment to remove sundamaged and precancerous spots known as actinic kearotosis. A topical medication, Levulan is applied to the area to be treated. Then the area is placed under a specialized blue light for several minutes. There is miminal or no pain and no downtime. Patients may experience redness after treatment and should expect peeling for several days after a treatment. For best results, most patients receive three (3) monthly treatments.

Advantages of this exceptional treatment include:

  • Removing precancerous actinic keratosis,
  • Helping to prevent skin cancer,
  • Improving wrinkles, reducing pore size and
  • Improving overall  skin texture and pigmentation.
  • Improving moderate to severe cystic acne (see below)
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for Acne Treatment

PDT is an innovative treatment for hard to treat moderate to severe cystic acne. This specialized blue light treatment targets the bacteria that causes acne and exfoliates the skin to unclog the pores. It also reduces the subaceauous glands that cause acne. Pretreatment with ALA Levulan (aminolevuline acid) may help with additional reduction of lesions, pustules and papules associated with acne. For best results, patients receive three (3) monthly treatments. There is minimal discomfort during treatment and no downtime. Your face may be red for 24 hours and peeling is common for 2-4 days after.