Can Photodynamic Therapy cause more scaly / precancerous lesions to develop?
4 months ago
I had Photodynamic therapy in March. I had horrible reaction with severe burns, swelling, blisters & peeling. Since I have healed I have scaly precancerous looking lesions popping up all over my face. My face looks worse now than before the treatment. I was wondering if the PDT could have caused more damage? Would it be wise to go to Plastic surgeon vs dermatologist since it's my face! I will never have this procedure again. Ever
Doctor Answers 1
I think PDT is a wonderful treatment to treat a lot of precancers at one time. Sometimes, precancers that were there but were unseen can become more noticeable with PDT. We often follow the recommended protocol of retreating at 8 weeks. This gives the skin 2 cycles before retreatment for maximum benefit. Stay skintastic.
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