PDT Treatment

PDT, or photodynamic therapy, is an in-office skin care treatment done for actinic keratosis. Actinic keratosis are areas of sun damage that studies have shown have a 10% chance of developing into a skin cancer in an average of two years. During the skin care treatment, a chemical is applied to the affected area. After an incubation time, the skin is exposed to a blue light which activates the chemical to destroy the sundamaged cells.