What is photodynamic acne treatment?

Photodynamic acne treatment is a groundbreaking procedure for acne and acne scars. Patients will receive a specialized medication that activates when light energy is applied directly to the target area.   


Which parts of the body are ideal for photodynamic acne treatment? 

Photodynamic acne treatment works on any part of the body where acne and acne scars exist.


Is photodynamic acne treatment right for me?

Photodynamic acne treatment is the perfect noninvasive skin care solution for adult men and women. If you’re committed to proper after care, this procedure is right for you!


What can I expect the day I receive photodynamic acne treatment treatment?

Photodynamic acne treatment is a safe and easy procedure that takes approximately 90 minutes. Do not wear makeup or lotion the day of your treatment. When you arrive, your skin care specialist will thoroughly cleanse the treatment area and then apply a specialized medicated cream. You will then relax in our office for one hour while the cream is absorbed into the skin. After that, you will be invited into a treatment room to receive light therapy. The medication from the cream is activated by the light energy. You’ll feel a moderate warming sensation as the light source targets the treatment area. For your comfort, you may be given a fan to help cool off during the session.  


What will recovery be like after I receive photodynamic acne treatment?

You may experience mild dryness and a sensation similar to a sunburn for a few days after photodynamic acne treatment. Patients are able to go back to work immediately following the procedure. Even though you are able to return to regular activities, it is important to follow the after care instructions given to you by your provider.  Failure to do so may delay or diminish the results of photodynamic acne treatment. Completely avoid the sun for 48 hours after each photodynamic acne treatment session.


Do I need to follow a special skin care routine after receiving photodynamic acne treatment?

Your provider will give you detailed instructions about your specific skin care needs. You may receive a prescription for special creams or gels to maximize the results of your photodynamic acne treatment. 

Be sure to use sunscreen daily to protect your skin from sun exposure during both the healing phase and for several months after treatment. Apply a moisturizing sunblock with an SPF of at least 30. For at least six months after treatment, avoid being in the sun as much as possible.


When will I see results after photodynamic acne treatment?

Depending on the condition being treated, you may need anywhere from 3-6 treatments for optimal results. Patients typically begin to see improvement after their second photodynamic acne treatment session.


Why choose LA Laser and Skin Center for photodynamic acne treatment?

LA Laser and Skin Center is among the top photodynamic acne treatment providers in the United States, with thousands of procedures performed by our specially trained photodynamic therapy experts. Our luxurious facilities are home to the best cosmetic and medical dermatological care available. Our doors are always open to new patients. If you’re interested in learning more about photodynamic acne treatment and our world class staff of board certified dermatologists, aestheticians, registered nurses, and patient care specialists, call 1-800-501-3376 or request an appointment today.


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