Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT)
Now at Seeds of Beauty Clinic
PDT treatment is an exciting advanced step for skin rejuvenation and anti aging. Photodynamic therapy can be used for sun damage, pigmented lesions, mottled, blotchy skin, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, Rosacea, actinic keratosis and many more conditions. Photodynamic therapy is a particularly effective acne treatment available in Melbourne. The PDT treatment uses a Photosensitising agent, 5ALA, to increase the effects of IPL photorejuvenation, Laser or LED on skin. As part of the PDT treatment, 5ALA is applied to very clean skin that has been well prepared in advance. The substance is allowed to incubate for anything from a half to 2 hours depending on the skin condition.
5ALA is absorbed preferentially into damaged tissue rather than normal tissue. When absorbed it changes into protoporphyrin 1X [Pp1X], which is highly photosensitive, so when the laser, IPL or LED is applied t the skin, it will react with the Pp1X, activating it to produce singlet oxygen which is a free radical. Singlet oxygen will destroy the damaged, unhealthy tissue leaving the surrounding healthy tissue untouched.
The skin will remain photo [light] sensitive for about 24 to 48 hours after the PDT treatment so strict avoidance of sunlight and bright interior light is very necessary during this time. The skin will most likely be red, you need to be prepared for possible swelling for a day or so and maybe some peeling. This is all part of the process and is a sign of a successful treatment.
The number of IPL photorejuvenation treatments that are required will depend on the amount of damage the skin has accumulated. A program may require between 1 and 4 treatments. The skin may also need preparation with peels and AHA home care to prepare the surface epidermis for maximum absorption of the 5ALA. A thorough consultation will give you a guide if you are suitable for this treatment, what it can do for you, what sort of preparation you will need and how to proceed with treatment, and of course test patches, photographs etc will be performed.
For a proven anti-ageing and acne treatment in East Melbourne, consider the benefits of IPL photorejuvenation.
What can PDT be used to treat?
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Call now to book your appointment for a 45 min consultation and skin analysis with one of our Medical Team.
You will need 4 sessions a year.
Using the Diamond light IPL for the treatment of pigmentation, regeneration, collagen production, cell renewal, acne scarring. Photo rejuvenation is the only procedure that can treat vascular redness, pigmented brown spots, sun damage and the collagen structure all at the same time. We do recommend 4 - 6 treatments, with 4 weeks interval in between treatments.
PDT treats many skin conditions