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About Photodynamic Therapy in Victoria.

Photodynamic Therapy, also known and PDT, is a unique non-invasive treatment to address precancerous and cancerous lesions such as actinic keratoses on the skin. For Victoria and Vancouver Island residents who have truly indulged in the sun (protected or not) the sun damage incurred can take years to appear on the skin’s surface. PDT addresses both what is seen and what lurks just below the surface to help prevent the development of cancerous lesions. As a pleasing side effect, PDT is also known to improve the clarity of the skin tone and can be considered to address moderate to severe acne.

Photodynamic Therapy helps with:

  • actinic keratoses
  • sun damage
  • acne

How it works:

A prescription photosensitizing agent such as Metvix® or Levulan® is applied to the skin and left to absorb. After a recommended incubation period, a therapeutic wavelength of light activates the agent which has been selectively absorbed into damaged skin cells or by acne-causing bacteria. Once activated, a form of oxygen is created which selectively targets both visible and invisible damaged cells, leaving surrounding tissues unharmed. In addition to addressing precancerous and cancerous cells, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) kills microbial cells like P. acnes bacteria to clear acne lesions.

Cost
  • LOW
  • MED
  • HIGH

Starting from $750 per treatment

Recovery
1 Day15 Days
Number of treatments

1 to 3 treatment sessions

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