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Photodynamic Therapy

Commonly Asked Questions about Photodynamic Acne Therapy

What is Photodynamic Therapy?

Photodynamic Therapy is a therapy which uses light in order to induce beneficial reactions in the body, according to their problems. Photodynamic Therapy proves best for skin which is damaged severely.

BBL is also used to activate our photodynamic therapies such as 20% AHA Levulonic Acid.  This treatment is specifically used for severe nodular and cystic acnes.  Treatments are from 2-3 weeks apart with limited downtime and acne clearance is 85-90% for extended periods (12-18 months) after the procedure.

What does Photodynamic Therapy involve?

Photodynamic Therapy helps in:

  • Reducing the wrinkles
  • Treating sun burns or skin which is damaged by sun exposure
  • Treating Rosacea
  • Treating uneven skin tone
  • Treating cystic acne

Benefits of Photodynamic Therapy:
The benefits/advantages of Photodynamic Therapy is that:

  • It helps in making your skin smoother
  • It relieves you of Rosacea
  • It helps in improving the complexion of your skin
  • It helps in making your skin tone even
  • It helps eliminate acne cysts

What do we do before Treatment?

Before starting with the treatment, we will get your skin prepared by removing oil from the surface which requires treatment. This is because, removing oil prior to treatment, gives effective results.
After removing the oil, a chemical called Amino Levulinic Acid is applied to the skin. It needs to be applied at least for an hour, to make the skin produce another natural product by name PPIX. Amino Levulinic Acid gets absorbed by your damaged skin and PPIX makes your skin very sensitive to light at least for a period of two to three days.
Then, we remove Amino Levulinic Acid from your skin and activate a very bright light with appropriate color on the surface of your skin, which requires treatment. PPIX produced by your skin will absorb the light and destroy all the damaged areas of your skin. This treatment is continued under your skin for the next three days.

What should I do after Treatment?

You should stay away from bright lights and avoid exposure to the sun for 1-2 days after the treatment. If you get exposed to sun, then it might cause very severe blistering of the skin.

You might be required to use sun block for the rest of your life, in order to make the treatment effective. A moisturizer known as Aquaphor can be used until your skin dryness goes away.
Skin Rejuvenation is three times more effective in this treatment, while compared to PhotoFacial. If you suffer very severe skin damage, then you might be required to repeat this treatment every month, in order to get your desired results.

How do I get started?

Schedule your Photodynamic Therapy appointment  at Ageless Beauty 208-587-6100, 1140 American Legion Blvd. Mountain Home Idaho  or for more information about Photodynamic Therapy click here to contact us.