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Is Photodynamic Therapy a Good Acne and Rosacea Treatment?

I have tried a few treatments for my acne and rosacea but nothing has worked very well so far and someone in an acne chatroom I go to suggested I try... READ MORE

Does Photodynamic Therapy Really Work for Acne and How Long Does It Last?

I've tried everything: peels, antibiotics, microderm, topicals, but all of these only control my acne. So I'm really looking for a permanent... READ MORE

Photodynamic Therapy vs Photo Therapy and Fotofacial?

I want to try a "photo" treatment for my acne, but I don't know how they are different or which one works best on acne. Can someone tell me how... READ MORE

Photodynamic Therapy for Acne - Carried out Correctly? No Reaction/response, No Redness and Peeling, is This Normal?

Hello, I have had photodynamic therapy performed this week. The procedure was carried out as follows:45 minutes of ALA being applied to face in 5... READ MORE

Does PDT (Photodynamic Therapy) Work on Back Acne?

I am a 30 year old male. I have had acne on my back and face ever since I can remember. Although face acne has cleared out a lot after I turned 22,... READ MORE

Skin Didn't Respond to PDT for Back Acne

I recently underwent PDT with Levulan (60 min) and Blu-U (9 mins) for back acne. Why does my skin not feel burned or appear red? READ MORE

Should PDT and Isolaz Be Combined for a 14 Year Old with Moderate Acne?

The dermatologist is recommending that my son do a treatement of PDT with Isolaz. He did one PDT by itself three weeks ago and his skin looks much... READ MORE

Photodynamic Therapy with Levulan vs Pulse Diode Laser (Smoothbeam or Armis)?

I am east asian with fair skin(type4) at age 28. I never had acne until today. i started using some harsh cleanser which was leaving my skin dry and... READ MORE

Will insurance cover PDT acne therapy for me?

I have been on accutane, and now my acne is cming back. i want to try PDT for my acne before trying accutane again. will insurance cover it? READ MORE

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