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Photodynamic Blue Light Therapy for Acne

When acne strikes, many dermatologists are quick to write prescriptions for strong medications such as Roaccutane that can can illicit side effects ranging from mild to severe.

There has been much such success at treating Acne with PDT-Blue Light. Safe, yet effective, you could be on the way to healthier, clearer skin within just a few treatments. Even as little as 2 sessions.

Speak to us today about our Acne Treatment protocol that consists of:

  • Blue Light PDT with ALA
  • Environ B-Active Skin Care regime
  • Environ AVST Moisturisers to replenish Vitamin A and C in your depleted skin

All it takes is a few PDT sessions and a little dedication with your Home Skincare maintenance.

What is Acne?

Acne can occur in both males and females, commonly during puberty, but can be a problem at any age.

It’s not limited to teenagers and can be distressing and frustrating condition that seriously affects your self-esteem.

It’s caused by Bacteria (Propionobacterium Acnes) that live in the sebaceous glands that created localised infections that are visible as pimples or even cysts.

What is Photodynamic Therapy?

PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) is a form of phototherapy that uses light-sensitive compounds that are exposed selectively to light, whereupon they become activated and destroy targeted diseased cells.

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What is involved in the procedure?

The procedure only takes about 45 minutes on average. Your first treatment will be shorter to ensure you safely tolerate the procedure. Further treatments can be longer (about an hour or more) because the photosensitiser can stay longer on the skin and/or the blue light exposure time can be extended.

>> Read more about the procedure details

What is the recovery time and how many sessions are required?

Depending on the intensity of your treatment, the recovery time is approximately 3-7 days post treatment.

Best results are attained with 2-4 sessions at intervals between 30-45 days.

What is the cost?

The cost of PDT is dependent on the size of the area being treated. Treatable areas include face, neck, back and chest. Speak to us today to organise a consultation with Dr  Rhett Bosnich today.