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Understanding photodynamic therapy

Young smiling beautiful woman at home. At NaturallYou of Cos Cob, UT, our professionals understand that many patients have imperfections on their skin that they would like to improve. With this in mind, our providers may recommend treatments such as photodynamic therapy. This type of treatment is used to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance and health using light-based devices.

How does photodynamic therapy work to enhance the skin?

Photodynamic therapy is a type of light-based treatment that can be used to improve the appearance of the skin. This specific type of therapy uses light energy to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin in the skin. Additionally, photodynamic therapy can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and other imperfections. When used in combination with other offered skin treatments, such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion, photodynamic therapy can provide even better results.

Why might patients choose photodynamic therapy instead of laser skin rejuvenation?

Laser skin rejuvenation and photodynamic therapy are both excellent treatments for improving the appearance of the skin. However, patients may choose photodynamic therapy over laser skin rejuvenation for a few reasons. First, laser skin rejuvenation can be more expensive than photodynamic therapy. Additionally, laser skin rejuvenation can require more downtime than photodynamic therapy. Some patients may prefer the results achieved with photodynamic therapy over those achieved with laser skin rejuvenation.

Who is a good candidate for light-based photodynamic therapy?

Most people who are concerned about the appearance of their skin can benefit from photodynamic therapy. This type of treatment can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and other imperfections. Additionally, photodynamic therapy can be used to improve the overall health and function of the skin.

What should patients expect during a photodynamic therapy treatment?

Before the start of a photodynamic therapy treatment, the skin will be cleansed and exfoliated. This helps to prepare the skin for light-based treatment. During the treatment, a light-based device will be used to deliver energy to the skin. The length of each session varies depending on the specific needs of the patient.

What are the potential side effects of photodynamic therapy?

Most people tolerate photodynamic therapy well and do not experience any serious side effects. Some people might experience temporary redness, swelling, and irritation after treatment. These side effects should resolve within a few days.

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If you are interested in learning more about this treatment option, we encourage you to contact our office today. Our office is located in Cos Cob, UT, and can assist when you call 203-340-9998 for an appointment.

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