Photodynamic Therapy

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This non-invasive procedure was created to increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen production in an effort to treat sun damage, severe acne, and even superficial skin cancers LEARN MORE ›.

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I was told to undergo this procedure 3 years ago by my dermatologist. I wasn't ready at the time. This time around my Plastic Surgeon recommended it, stating that I would achieve the results I was looking for without undergoing major surgial procedures. I went into the drs office the late... READ MORE

I currently live in Chile and have seen dermatologists over the years about my scalp and pre-cancerous lesions that regularly appear on my scalp due to the sun. I have had various treatments and creams and had twice nitrogen freezing done. I am on hols in Brazil and decided to see a dermo here... READ MORE

I Had Photodynamic Therapy to treat my preskin cancerous cells on the surface of my skin. I also suffer from Rosecea and sun damage and some acne. My face was cleaned with some alcohol and then Levulan. It tingled but was not painful. I sat with it on my face for 1 hour then sat with a... READ MORE

I had a combination of both ipl and a wave of a blue light done on my face some years ago- though it helped with my skin irritations on my face I don't believe I had got the full pdt treatment I was after (was a beauty place). This time around I went through a skin cancer clinic and had what is... READ MORE

I just completed my third treatment . Face was cleaned with acetone . Left the office for a hour but I did wear a wide brimmed hat. Face was cleansed again and dried . Put under Blu-light for 17 minutes . Felt like a sunburn for about 24 hrs was told to put aloe Vera gel in refriderator . Really... READ MORE

Having the blue light in a couple of hours- I've had 6 or 7 skin cancers on my face so we thought this was the best plan of attack, along with a host of major health elements.....I'm normally not the jittery type but I find myself at 4 am reading reviews With a nice bundle of nerves- follow... READ MORE

I've had many precancerous lesions either cut or frozen off with liquid nitrogen over the years (skin cancer runs in my family). My dermatologist convinced me to do the levulan stick with Blu light treatment as a more comprehensive way to treat these precancerous lesions. The 16 min under the... READ MORE

I had some acne for most of my teenage life but it didn't get really bad until my 20's. I would constantly have breakouts of cystic acne on my chin and cheeks. Over the years it caused me to have very bad scarring. I would feel extremely insecure if I didn't have loads of concealer on my face.... READ MORE

I've had acne since I was 13, big cystic clusters I've tried everything from pills,creams, natural remedies, Accutane .... Blah blah blah... So I had my PDT on 11/10/14... No pain no swelling no peeling no scabs or crusting... Only itchy and kinda dry and broke out on my chin, which I heard a... READ MORE

So I had dry scaly patches on my face for a couple years (cheek and nose). Loved the sun all my life. Got a very light facial last January and a couple weeks later got red spots in places I never had before, like above my lip and the other cheek. It went away. Went to Hawaii in March and my face... READ MORE

I was warned but be prepared for worst pain ever, at least for a few minutes. First 2 minutes was excruciating last 14 were no walk in the park. I have had many treatment effudex and freezing no luck. I will post results. This is the product of three years in Kansas Wheat Fields. Think of... READ MORE

It is now day two and I'm still in extreme pain! My doctor had me under the light on my right side for 20 minutes, left side for 20 minutes and scalp for twenty minutes. From reading others experience, I only should have been under the blue light for a total of 20 minutes. I will be taking that... READ MORE

I'm completely lost....I had PDT with Levulan on Monday. The Dr and nurse instructed me of what to expect, so I was prepared. Well here it is Thursday night and nothing. I turned a little pink Monday evening, face was warm and Tuesday I was back to normal. I've not blistered, peeled or had any... READ MORE

I have tried everything.. Everything! So this was a looking like a promising solution to my horrible acne skin! I only started to suffer from acne at 26yrs., and here I am at 32 still suffering. I did 4 treatments and am left with closed comedones all over!! So after all that money and down time... READ MORE

I've had a lot of pre-cancers burned off my face and chest, and my skin is mottled from biopsies. Several years ago I had a squamous cell cancer removed from my nose by means of mohs surgery. I've still got the stitches from a recent excision from basal cell cancer on two areas on my leg. I... READ MORE

I'm a 44yr old female. I suffered with moderate to severe adult acne (inflammatory papular - not cystic - no whiteheads or blackheads, just a profusion of red bumps) for almost ten years beginning in my early 20s. Nothing worked ;( I saw numerous dermatologists and we tried everything (including... READ MORE

IPad the procedure done in my derms officers preventative measure against precancerous cells. The NP told me this would be like a "mild sunburn" and they said most people schedule them on Friday so they can heal over the weekend and return to work. Not so! I am burned beyond my expectation. The... READ MORE

My dr had me pretreat with retinA for 3 wks prior to the treatment.. went in today got the Levulan put on ...went home for 2 hrs and came back for the blue light... the tech got everything set up.. turned the light on and INSTANTLY above my lips felt like it was on fire within 30 seconds my... READ MORE

I had stubborn adult acne and tried EVERYTHING to get rid of it. Fed up with I decided to go ahead with the PDT acne treatment. The Levulan was applied and I sat for 3 hours, after that I was put under a red light for about 15 minutes. I was supposed to be under to 20 minutes, but couldn't... READ MORE

I just had the procedure on my face yesterday. So follow along if you want to see how it all turns out. I'll do my best to give an update every couple of days. My background: I turn 42 in a month. I'm fair skinned red head. I grew up in Corpus Christi Texas so the beach was a part of my... READ MORE

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