Photo-Dynamic Therapy using Levulan®
Photo-Dynamic Therapy using Levulan®to Treat Severe Acne-We are one of the few locations in Orlando to use this technology.
Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for Cystic and Severe Acne combines Levulan® Kerastick® Topical Solution with the IPL LuxV™ technology to inactivate the bacteria that trigger acne, exfoliate the skin to unclog pores, and the most exciting mechanism is that levulan treatment shuts down the sebaceous glands that stimulate oil in the skin. This is significant because the sebaceous glands are the root cause in the formation of acne so it has a long lasting effect even on severe acne. This treatment is relatively painless, although sensations like tingling, stinging and burning can be felt on the areas being treated. The down-time after the treatment consists of mild redness and swelling, with possible peeling.