Dealing with any type of skin condition on your face can be embarrassing and make you feel self-conscious. If the issue does not clear up quickly, you may be left with feelings of depression and low self-esteem. No matter what type of skin issue you are dealing with, it is important to take steps to improve the condition as quickly as possible. We would like to tell you about how photodynamic therapy can help improve the appearance and health of your skin.
What is Photodynamic Therapy?
This is a unique treatment that combines a chemical-based approach with light therapy in order to dramatically improve a variety of ailments and conditions that can affect the facial skin. This method can be used to treat actinic keratosis (AK), superficial or nodular basal and squamous cell carcinoma, acne, and sun damage. It is most usually performed on the scalp or face but can also be used on the neck, hands, chest, and/or arms.
It is likely that you have read about how chemical treatments can exfoliate your skin and improve issues ranging from acne to sun damage. You may have also heard about the benefits that can come from light therapy. This is often used to treat acne, rejuvenate the skin, and much more. Photodynamic therapy takes both of these methods and combines them in order to provide powerful results. It can also help to stimulate production of collagen, the key protein responsible for the structural integrity of your skin. We have seen many individuals walk away with healthier and more youthful-looking skin.
The great thing about combining these treatments is that you are able to get long-lasting results without going through an invasive procedure. With photodynamic therapy you do not need to worry about using anesthesia, receiving injections, or anything else. We will adjust the strength of the treatment to meet your specific needs, and exposure to the light only lasts about 15 minutes.
Who Qualifies for Photodynamic Therapy?
Are you looking to improve your skin? Do you want to treat a specific issue, or do you want to maintain blemish-free skin? No matter the answer, you may be able to benefit from photodynamic therapy. When a person’s skin is healthier, it is more attractive. As you use our treatments, you will notice that your skin starts to look and feel much smoother, and that its tone and texture improves.
Get in Touch with Us to Find Out More
If you are interested in the benefits that come from photodynamic therapy, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta! At our convenient location in Alpharetta, GA, our devoted staff of knowledgeable professionals will be happy to explain the particulars of the process, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help you decide which route is the best for you. Contact us today to set up your consultation!