Treatment for Chronic Acne and Actinic Keratosis
For clearer, more vibrant skin
At Epi Center MedSpa, we understand the importance of feeling beautiful. When uneven skin tone and texture begin to cause you frustration, PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) is an excellent treatment option to help you achieve an appearance that supports your wellbeing.
This treatment is the most corrective treatment for chronic or cystic acne, acne rosacea, sun-damaged skin, enlarged pores, and Actinic Keratosis precancerous skin growths.
What it Treats:
Cystic and chronic acne
Reduces oil glands
Severely sun-damaged skin
Clear, healthy skin
Reduction of acne
Is it Right for Me?
PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) is ideal for those who suffer from challenging acne conditions.
How much does it cost?
The cost of PhotoDynamic Therapy starts at $1200.
How many sessions are required?
A series of three treatments 2-4 weeks apart is the most effective way to achieve maximum improvement for chronic acne. Mild cases may only require one treatment. Some patients with only Actinic Keratoses are satisfied with just one treatment. More treatments can be done at periodic intervals to maintain the skin’s rejuvenated appearance.
How long does the process take?
The actual treatment takes only 30 minutes. However, after we apply the Levulan, you must leave it on for 2-4 hours. We provide a quiet, dimly lit room for this part of the treatment. Sometimes, patients even go up the street and enjoy a movie at the nearby theater.
How quickly do I see the results?
You will see results in 2 weeks.
How long do the results last?
The results of PhotoDynamic Therapy are long-lasting.
What is the downtime?
There is a 7-10 day downtime where your skin is red and peeling.
Is it safe?
Yes. This treatment is FDA-approved.
What are the side effects?
Temporary redness, peeling, and swelling of the lip and eye area may occur for 2-7 days post-treatment. Some patients may experience marked redness to their skin. Darker pigmented patches called liver spots may become temporarily darker and then peel off, revealing healthy skin. This usually occurs over 7 to 10 days.
Is the treatment painful?
Treatment is uncomfortable but not painful.
Who performs the treatment?
Treatments are performed by our registered nurses, nurse practitioners, PAs, and LVN’s.
How quickly can I get an appointment?
Please contact our knowledgeable staff to discuss treatment and available times.
What other treatments are recommended in support of PhotoDynamic Therapy?
In some cases, an acne prescription is prescribed. At Epi Center MedSpa, we recommend acne detox facial treatments and Hydrafacials for hydration 5-7 days after treatment.