Photo Dynamic Therapy

This is used to treat

  1. Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers,
  2. Pre-cancerous skin conditions, such as the scaly Actinic or Solar Keratosis.
  3. Severe Acne.
  4. Severely Sun Damaged Skin.

At Defy Time, we find it is best used in conjunction with the Fractional CO2 Laser, which greatly helps the absorption of the photosensitizing cream (5ALA or Metvix), which only has then to be applied for 30-60mins, rather than the usual 3hours. We also anaesthetize the area, which allows for a far more intense treatment to be carried out.

In the case of Severe Acne, two treatments are carried out, a month apart.

After treatment, the area treated is red for about 4 days, which can be longer if combined with the CO2 Laser.

The treatment is considered a good alternative to surgery or Cryo-Therapy, usually giving a far superior cosmetic result.