Photodynamic Light Treatment (PDT)

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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a medical treatment that utilizes a photosensitizing molecule (frequently a drug that becomes activated by light exposure) and a light source to activate the applied drug. Very thin superficial skin cancers called actinic keratoses and certain other types of cancer cells can be eliminated this way. Acne can also be treated as well. The procedure is easily performed here at Harris Dermatology.

PDT essentially has three steps. First, a light-sensitizing liquid, cream, or intravenous drug (photosensitizer) is applied or administered. Occasionally, a photosensitizing molecule that is already part of the body can be activated. Second, there is an incubation period of minutes to days. Finally, the target tissue is then exposed to a specific wavelength of light that then activates the photosensitizing medication.

Schedule a Consultation with our Dermatologists!

When you sit down with one of our knowledgeable dermatologists, you will be walked through the PDT process and will have all your questions answered. Dial (239) 596-1848 to reach Harris Dermatology today or click here to submit an email contact form to our office. We look forward to serving you.

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