Health care professionals continually find new uses for light therapy. SINY® Dermatology uses light-based photodynamic therapy to treat a range of skin conditions from skin cancer to rosacea and acne. As New York’s leading dermatologists, they’re ready to help you get highly effective treatment for your skin’s problems. Plus, they make it conveniently available at their three New York City offices in Bayridge, Park Slope, and the West Village. For more information about what photodynamic therapy can do for your skin, call or book your appointment online.
Photodynamic therapy, also known as photoradiation therapy, is designed to target unwanted cells in the skin, destroying them with intense light energy.
Photodynamic therapy is a multi-step process. During the first step, your dedicated SINY® Dermatology practitioner applies a topical solution to your face.
This solution is called Levulan®, and it’s a photosensitizer. That means that when absorbed by the cells in your skin, it makes those cells sensitive to light. SINY® Dermatology allows the Levulan to incubate in your skin for a set amount of time to deliver the best results.
During the next step, your SINY® Dermatology practitioner applies light to the treated cells. Because they’ve been exposed to a photosensitizer, the light destroys them. Your body then naturally processes out the destroyed cells, leaving you with healthier, more even skin.
Photodynamic therapy is ideal in cases where there are abnormal cells marring the appearance of your skin or compromising its health. SINY® Dermatology uses photodynamic therapy to treat:
The last is perhaps most exciting because it gives SINY® Dermatology a way to effectively treat skin cancer without the need for any incisions.
By treating cancerous or precancerous cells with Levulan, then exposing them to light, they have the means to kill the abnormal cells that would not only compromise the health of your skin but your overall health.
Whether you’re dealing with cosmetic imperfections or skin cancer, photodynamic therapy offers a minimally invasive, highly effective way to destroy abnormal skin cells and get healthy, beautiful skin.
SINY® Dermatology generally recommends three sessions of photodynamic therapy to deliver the best results to their patients. Each session is spaced between two and four weeks apart to allow your skin to heal between treatments.
They can also combine photodynamic therapy with other treatments to further support your skin goals and overall skin health.
For more information about this treatment and what it can do for you, call SINY® Dermatology or schedule an appointment with their dedicated skin care team online.