Photodynamic Acne Therapy in Beverly Hills
Prior to Photodynamic Acne Treatment, the best available treatment option for cystic acne was Accutane. However, with Accutane there are many systemic side effects including birth defects, liver abnormalities, mood depression, and virtually all patients get dryness and night vision changes. PDT Acne Treatment provides a viable alternative for all types of acne treatments.
Photodynamic Acne Treatment is done as follows: The Levulan is applied to your skin and let on for 30-60 minutes. Levulan is a clear solution and painless. Levulan is then activated with a specific wavelength of light. This takes about 10 minutes. The Levulan targets active cells. Acne sebaceous glands are active cells.
These cells preferentially absorb Levulan, and these cells are targeted by Levulan once it is activated; hence the term, photodynamic therapy. The Levulan will also target sebaceous hyperplasia (which are those small (1 -3 mm), benign bumps on your skin) and the papules of acne rosacea. Skin oiliness is decreased, and the appearance of pores is minimized. The entire skin texture improves following a Photodynamic Acne Treatment.