Photodynamic Acne Treatment
Acne is caused by many factors but often times genetics, hormones, inflammation, clogged pores, bacteria, and overactive oil production are the main contributors. Photodynamic therapy in combination with Levulan (aminolevulinic acid) is a safe and highly effective method for treating acne (whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, and nodules). It can be used as an alternative to oral medications.
Microdermabrasion of the face is followed by application of the Levulan – a clear, painless solution. Thirty to sixty minutes later, blue light is applied. Photodynamic therapy treats acne via three mechanisms:
- Levulan inactivates bacteria that trigger acne
- Exfoliation of the skin unclogs the pores
- Sebaceous gland production is decreased
RECOMMENDED FREQUENCY OF TREATMENTS:
MEDICATIONS TO AVOID PRIOR TO TREATMENT:
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Avoid sunlight and intense indoor light (tanning salons, halogen task lights) for 48 hours. Skin may be red and swollen for 1-2 days. Redness, swelling, crusting/scaling also may be seen after the treatment.
|PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY ACNE (LEVULAN)||$450*/Treatment|
*Prices subject to change
Contact Radiance Spa Medical Group
If you would like more information on photodynamic therapy, or if you would like to schedule a consultation here at our practice, please contact Radiance Spa Medical Group.