Fighting Light with Light to Restore Skin’s Vibrancy
Photodynamic Therapy in Boston, MA
Typically, in the field of dermatology, light can be something of an enemy. Exposure to UV rays is one of the leading causes of premature aging, aggravation of skin conditions and growths, and skin cancers. However, if you’re looking for a way to revitalize the skin or remove unwanted skin growths, light may actually be the path forward to clearer skin.
At Regeneris Medical, we know how important it is to quickly target and eliminate unwanted skin growths, both for your health and your confidence. That’s why we remain on the leading edge of skin rejuvenation and skin growth reduction with Photodynamic therapy (PDT).
How Photodynamic Therapy Works
PDT is a treatment that combines two harmless materials into one powerful and effective reaction. First, we’ll apply a light-sensitive medication to the skin. Then, we activate the solution with a special type of light energy called BLU light. The light causes a reaction that damages the cells of benign skin growths, non-melanoma skin cancers, actinic keratoses, acne, and other skin conditions—all while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed.
BLU light therapy is generated by a safe and effective laser which also has the added benefits of restoring health to the skin, resulting in a younger and more vibrant appearance. We can use PDT not only to remove growths but also to restore a smooth, even, and glowing complexion.
The Benefits of Photodynamic Therapy
PDT is a one-two punch in the medical dermatology community, capable of providing powerful medical treatment and cosmetic benefits as well. PDT is well-studied, proven to work as well as surgery or radiation therapy for the treatment of certain cancers and precancerous growths. Further advantages include:
No long-term side effects
Non-surgical, non-invasive procedure
Precise targeting of problem areas
Quick procedure which can be repeated
Can effectively treat acne, rosacea, and scars
Removes discoloration such as age spots, sun spots, and liver spots
Boosts collagen production
Are You Eligible for Photodynamic Therapy?
If you are suffering from discoloration on the skin, uneven skin texture, wrinkles, or other signs of aging, you could be an excellent candidate for PDT. PDT is not ideal, however, for thick skin lesions, large cancers, or cancers that have grown deeply into the skin or other organs.
During your consultation at Regeneris Medical, we’ll start by providing a thorough examination of the spots in question to determine their precise nature. We will also listen to your goals and concerns. Afterward, we’ll walk through your medical history and expectations to determine which course of treatment will work best for your individual needs.
Photodynamic Therapy FAQs
We can use PDT to treat a number of skin conditions, growths, and cancers. Actinic keratosis, a skin condition that can become cancer, is one of the most common applications. We can also treat signs of aging, skin discoloration, uneven texture, and acne. Wondering if PDT is right for your skin concern? Call us today for a consultation!
Thankfully, PDT is known to have few short-term and no long-term side effects when performed by an expert team like the one at Regeneris Medical. The treatment can make patients temporarily more sensitive to light, so be sure to wear protective clothing and avoid direct sunlight for a period following the procedure. Rest assured that our team will discuss your unique recovery recommendations during your consultation.
The results of your PDT are designed to be long-lasting. However, your body will continue to age. As it does, you can support a graceful aging process by following a supportive skincare routine, wearing sunscreen, and wearing protective clothing for extended periods of sun exposure.
Schedule your Photodynamic Therapy Consultation
At Regeneris Boston, we know how difficult it can be when you discover abnormal skin lesions on your body, or simply if you feel that aging has taken a toll on your appearance. Thankfully, PDT offers a safe and effective solution for enhancing your natural beauty while safeguarding your skin’s health.
During your consultation at Regeneris Medical in Boston, MA, we’ll talk with you about your goals, medical history, and expectations. Afterward, we’ll suggest a course of treatment that’s most appropriate for your skin. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, contact Regeneris Medical today.