Photodynamic Therapy [PDT]
‘The ultimate medical solution to acne’
PDT is a noninvasive therapy that uses light treatments along with an application of a photosensitizing agent, typically 5-aminolevulinic acid(ALA). Originally approved by the FDA for treatment of skin cancer, this technique is now being used as a safe and effective treatment for acne, especially against severe and long-lasting acne. Studies have shown a significant improvement of acne breakouts, improvement of skin texture, and the softening and reduction of acne scars. PDT achieves what drugs like isotretinoin attempt to do, except without any of the drugs' side effects.