(PDT) with Methyl aminolevulinate

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Also known as photochemotherapy, this treatment is a form of phototherapy using nontoxic light-sensitive compounds that are exposed selectively to light, whereupon they become toxic to targeted malignant and other diseased cells (phototoxicity). 

This treatment is useful for: 

  • Localised or “field” treatment of photo damaged skin.
  • Early stages of dysplastic skin lesions such as squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas
  • Resistant acne
  • Certain forms of scarring
  • Skin rejuvenation

The procedure takes a few hours while you are exposed to a special light with the photo sensitising cream on. 

The procedure requires some down time with peeling, redness and swelling experienced afterwards.

Sessions are performed monthly for 1-3 months, depending on the indication. 

Thereafter maintenance is recommended yearly for photo-ageing and previous treatment of malignancies. 

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