Photodynamic Therapy Acne Treatment begins by first cleaning the skin with an acetone solution. The acetone solution enhances the absorption of the aminolevulinic acid or Levulan, an FDA-approved topical photosensitizing agent, which is left on the skin for 30 - 90 minutes before being activated with either the Blue Light or Intense Pulsed Light.
Once the BLU-U® Light (Blue Light) or Intense Pulsed Light therapy is complete, the skin may appear slightly reddish with some mild swelling, which will dissipate in a day or two. Most people feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately following a Photodynamic Therapy Acne Treatment. However, it is recommended that direct exposure to the sun be avoided for 36 hours due to increased photosensitivity.
Photodynamic Therapy Improves:
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Skin Tone and Texture
- Enlarged Pores
- Oil Production
- UV Damage
Most individuals see dramatic improvement in skin tone and texture after just one Photodynamic Therapy Acne Treatment; however the number of treatments will be determined by the condition and area being treated. For maximum improvement of acne, pre-cancerous sun damage, skin tone and texture, usually a series of three treatments 2 - 4 weeks apart is the most effective.