Photodynamic therapy


Specialty of Dermatology

Photodynamic therapy is indicated for the treatment of certain skin lesions method. It consists of applying a photosensitizing cream on the skin area to be treated, and subsequent irradiation with a light dose of red light. This technique causes a photochemical reaction that destroys abnormal cells or altered without harming those who are healthy. Among its many applications, photodynamic therapy is indicated for the treatment of: rosacea and certain types of acne; some types of skin cancer such as basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma; fine wrinkles and aging skin; sun damage; scars; among others. With photodynamic therapy, in addition to repair skin lesions increase oxygenation is achieved, brightness and smoothness of the skin, eliminating toxins.

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