Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
PDT offers rapid and effective management of precancerous lesions. PDT can clear a larger area of skin than “spot treatment” with liquid nitrogen while offering a similar short healing time. PDT is quicker from start to finish than most topical FDA approved prescription creams and is generally covered under insurance plans.
How many treatments will it take?
Most patients with just actinic keratosis are happy with one treatment. More treatments can be done at periodic intervals in the future to maintain the rejuvenated appearance of the skin.
What are the advantages of PDT?
PDT may be easier for patients than repeated topical liquid nitrogen, Efudex (5-FU), or Aldara because the side effects are minimal and healing is more rapid. Levulan improves the whole area (including non-visible lesions) creating one color, texture, and tone rather than just spot treating with liquid nitrogen, cautery, and surgery. Spot treating can leave white spots on your skin.
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