Photodynamic Therapy

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

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Average Price: $450

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Not Worth It

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

Not Sure

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

Worth It

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

Worth It

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

Not Sure

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

Not Sure

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

Worth It

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

Not Sure

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

Worth It

I was treated on March 8, 2013 with the Levulan Blue Light treatment at my dermatologist's office. This is my second treatment, the first one was about 2 years ago. I chose to have the PT treatment for treatment of pre-cancerous skin cells, versus undergoing a MOHs surgery to remove a couple... READ MORE

Not Worth It

Nov 3, 2012 - I just got back from the laser clinic where I they have applied the kerastick to my face. I am going to be incubating for about 6 hours in total. I left with a towel over my face as they had told me that lights can activate or cause damage during incubation period. I am being... READ MORE

Worth It

PDT treatment with Levulan for moderate-severe adult acne, 32F. Treatment: no acetone, levulan applied with 90 minute incubation period, red/blue light on my face for approx 30 minutes (no pain), followed by IPL (minimal pain). Day 1: My face is extremely red (way more than the photo... READ MORE

Worth It

I've been a past user of Efudex on my face, and now many years later I've been advised by my dermatologist to try PDT. He feels it's the best course of action to pinpoint my preskin cancerous cells laying under the surface of my skin. He also said it's to avoid future cancer... READ MORE

Worth It

I went through the 5-FU therapy 6 years ago, ended up with a horrible acid type burn on my face. Now we are going with PDT and I am scared to death (only because of my previous experience). This is scheduled for Friday 10/14/2011 and I am really nervous that my face will look like a freak... READ MORE

Not Sure

Ok so I finally had this procedure done! Initially I was prepared to pay $750 to have it done, but I found out that my insurance covered it because I have Actinic Keratosis, so after insurance my out of pocket was only $38.50! After reading all these reviews and talking with a few people that... READ MORE

Not Worth It

After my skin peeled I was shocked to find I have horrible acne left over on 90% of my face.I had mild to moderate acne before( milia and some occational pustules) I'm licensed to do esthetics and wanted to get this tx before opening my practice to have beautiful skin so I would look... READ MORE

Not Worth It

Worst thing i have been through, healing is taking so long, make sure you are safe when using this treatment iwth right incubation time and exposure times.had an ala-pdt treatemnt doen and got a sever reaction with scabs and blisters. soem of the scabs and blisters came off early. i am left with... READ MORE

Worth It

I just had this treatment done about 36 hours ago, and I wanted to share my experience (so far) and provide updates. I did a lot of research on this treatment beforehand and part of the reading I did was from reviews here, so I thought I'd return the favor :) A little background about me, I... READ MORE

Worth It

I am a 53 year old woman. Unfortunately ! I have enjoyed the triple whammy of adult acne, Basel skin cancer and minor rosacea. I grew up in the sun worshipping age, where more was better, baby oil and iodine were the tanning agents and the idea of sunscreen was overwhelmed by marketing for deep... READ MORE

Not Sure

I have had a horrible breakout for 3+ weeks. My doctor wanted to put me on medication but I would like to avoid this. I visited my dermatologist and both experts in the office suggested the levulan with blue light therapy. They let me try the blue light on it's own and this helped with the... READ MORE

Not Sure

I have the PDT procedure done a couple of years ago and it was fairly uneventful. All I really recall about it was my face got extremely red on Day 1, and I had a fair amount of flaking the next week. Not a dramatic experience and no memorable results other than feeling good about doing... READ MORE

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