Intense Pulsed Light & PDT Treatments
Intense Pulsed Light
Intense Pulsed Light known as Photo-rejuvenation is a non-invasive treatment that treats skin damage without disruptions of the skin’s surface. It can correct a variety of skin conditions such as photo-aging, blemishes, damage from the sun and broken capillaries. Treatment is generally administered in a series of 4 to 6 sessions of about 20 minutes each with no down time.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is routinely used to achieve cosmetic improvement against further sun damage by utilizing a photo sensitizing molecule(frequently a drug that becomes activated by light exposure) and a light source to activate the applied drug.
The photosensitizer liquid or cream is applied topically to the whole area being treated (such as the entire face, scalp, back of the hands, back part of the forearms, legs, feet, scalp, chest, or back).The medication is allowed to air dry for a few minutes, and then you will wait anywhere from 30-60 minutes for the incubation time.
After the proper incubation time, you are brought back into the light-source room where the medication is activated with a specific wavelength light source. There may be sensations of warmth, tingling, heat, or burning in some patients. A fan can be used to help cool off during the treatment. The treatment area is then washed off and sunscreen applied.