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.
PDT TreatmentWhat can PDT be used to treat?
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Blotchy or poor quality skin
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Psoriasis
  • Sun spots and freckles
  • Large pores
  • Warts
  • Hydradenitis suppurtiva
  • Oily skin
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic keratoses
  • Fine lines
  • Cystic acne
  • Non hyperkeratotic keratosis
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Sebaceous gland hyperplasia
  • Hypertropic lesions
For more information download a PDF brochure
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.


  • Dramatic skin quality improvement in many patients when PDT done with IPL
  • No downtime ? normally 1 day out of the sun
  • Non-Invasive, very low discomfort & safe
  • Low Risk ? no published complications worldwide
  • Affordable ? cheaper than expensive creams
  • Proven Results ? medically proven world wide
  • Long Lasting Results ? regenerates fresh skin & collagen, fresher appearance & better complexion

PDT treats many skin conditions

  • Sun damaged skin ? brown marks, sun spots freckles, ageing skin, uneven skin tone
  • Fine lines, large pores, blotchy or poor quality skin
  • Oily skin, warts, Rosacea, Psoriasis
  • Acne and acne scarring, cystic acne
  • Actinic and Seborrheic keratoses
  • PDT effective for acne treatment ? a number of treatments may be required


PDT Treatments
Approximate Prices$
Full face and neck
Lower Arms
Upper Arms
PDT Package Treatments
Package of 3 PDT treatments
Full Face and neck
Lower arms

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