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Photodynamic Therapy

Treat troublesome acne

Is your acne persistent and resistant treatment? For acne that just won't clear, photodynamic therapy (PDT) using Levulan® may help.

PDT improves skin texture while treating a variety of skin concerns, including sun damage, spots, precancerous lesions like actinic keratosis (AK), active acne and older acne scars.

How it Works/What To Expect

PDT is a two-step process. In the first step, Dr. Clinton applies Levulan®, a clear, painless chemical photosensitizing agent, to the skin. The Levulan will stay on your skin anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours as Dr. Clinton determines is best for your skin.

In the second step, Dr. Clinton uses blue light or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser to activate the Levulan® for approximately 8 to 16 minutes.

Although you may experience redness and peeling for a few days, Dr. Clinton tells patients to be prepared for one full week of redness and peeling.

It usually takes 2 to 3 treatments performed at one-month intervals to see optimal results.

After-Care Instructions

Use cold packs or wet washcloths, as needed for comfort. Get complete treatment instructions.

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