Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a minimally invasive procedure and has proven itself well for the treatment of multiple skin lesions, including disseminated ones, and lesions located on cosmetically significant areas. The principle of PDT action is based on a combination of a photosensitizer, oxygen and light, which cause selective damage to dysplastic cells, bacterial, viral and parasitic agents. In dermatology, PDT is used in combination with a topically applied photosensitizer, which allows a specific targeting of irradiation using LED lamps, lasers, and devices for PDT to affected tissues. PDT can be used to correct the manifestations of photoaging, some inflammatory and infectious diseases, and neoplastic skin diseases.
Indications for the procedure: photoaging of the skin, acne, perioral dermatitis, demodicosis, eczema, seborrhea, lichen sclerosus, papillomas of the human papillomavirus, recurrent viral warts, actinic and seborrheic keratosis, fungal skin lesions, hyperpigmentation, with the formation of small foci or sclerosis tissues after injection techniques, cicatricial changes, including post-acne scars.
Our clinic uses a modern safe procedure based on the use of a 5 α-aminolevulinic acid sensitizer and an LED lamp (light dose 35-40 J / cm 2, light wavelength 630 ± 5 nm and light intensity 50-68 mW / cm 2) - for the regeneration of problem skin and photorejuvenation. Photoactive cosmetic product LEVUDERM® is intended for professional use by cosmetologists and dermatologists for photorejuvenation and for significantly improving the appearance of problem skin in a number of dermatological diseases.
The procedure is carried out in a comfortable environment for the patient, does not cause pain, and takes about 1.5 hours.
- pregnancy or breastfeeding;
- acute or chronic porphyria;
- children under 18;
- allergic and photoreactions, photodermatitis
Side effects after the procedure are short-term and are corrected by additional specialist recommendations:
- after the procedure, temporary erythema, edema, increased photosensitivity is possible
- do not use simultaneously with systemic and topical retinoids, isotretinoin and tetracycline antibiotics
Patients after the procedure should follow the precautions and the following recommendations:
- use SPF-50 sunscreen after the procedure before going outside;
- minimize sun exposure for 48 hours to avoid phototoxic reactions;
- in the summer, during the next 2 weeks after the procedure, use a sunscreen SPF-50;
- sunglasses, cap or hat and closed clothing are recommended.