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Mend Acne Damage with Photodynamic Therapy

Published on October 4, 2011

Teenagers who suffer from acne often struggle with low confidence and self-esteem. However, adults may also deal with a form of acne or may face the scarring and poorly textured skin that comes after acne. In addition, older adults often find that their skin has been damaged by excessive sun exposure. Photodynamic therapy, offered by Manhattan Dermatology & Laser Center, is often used for these problems and is appreciated for its safe and non-invasive technique.

What is photodynamic therapy?

Photodynamic therapy improves skin color and texture, and cleans dirt and clogged sebum from the pores. This non-invasive procedure is offered by certified dermatologists in NYC at Manhattan Dermatology & Laser Center.

What can I expect following PDT?

There are very few serious side effects to this procedure. Individuals choose it because it does not create incisional scars while improving the texture of the skin in a natural looking way. It is not as harsh to the skin as liquid nitrogen is, nor does it produce such dramatic side effects as oral Accutane does. The only side effects are generally:

  • redness
  • swelling
  • or peeling of the skin on the treated areas.

Board-certified dermatologists at Manhattan Dermatology & Laser Center perform this procedure. It is done in a clinic environment over a few sessions. Patients find that their confidence level increases greatly after photodynamic therapy.

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