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Photo Dynamic Therapy PDT

Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) is a cutting-edge treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to rejuvenate skin, heal wounds, and treat various skin conditions. By harnessing the power of blue, red, and yellow light, PDT stimulates the body's natural healing processes, leading to softer, smoother, and more vibrant skin. This versatile and non-invasive therapy can be tailored to address a wide range of concerns, from acne and ageing to precancerous lesions, with minimal downtime or discomfort. Discover how PDT can transform your skin and bring out its natural radiance.
PDT for Acne Treatments at Skin Renewal

Photo Dynamic Therapy PDT at a glance

  • Best Results
    Best Results

    8-10 Treatments

  • Anaesthetic
    Anaesthetic

    None

  • Duration
    Duration of Results

    2-4 Weeks

  • Procedure Time
    Procedure Time

    20-30min

  • Treatment Recovery
    Treatment Recovery

    Same Day

  • Skin Specialist
    Skin Specialist

    Therapist

  • Risk Compliance
    Risks & Complications

    Low

  • Back to Work
    Back To Work

    Same Day

What is Photo-Dynamic Therapy (PDT)?

Photo Dynamic therapy, or PDT, is a groundbreaking treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to stimulate various processes within the skin's deeper tissue layers. This therapy harnesses the power of blue, red, and yellow light to rejuvenate skin, reduce inflammation, and even treat certain medical conditions. For optimal results, PDT can be a standalone treatment or part of a broader skincare solution.

How PDT Works:

PDT rejuvenation targets specific cells responsible for synthesising and repairing the skin's supportive structures. The different lights used in PDT induce substances that stimulate fibroblast activity and growth factors, promoting skin regeneration and healing. This process produces softer, smoother, and more vibrant skin without downtime or pain.

Types of PDT and Their Benefits:

Why Choose PDT?

PDT is a versatile treatment that can be customised to meet individual needs. Here are some key reasons why PDT might be the right choice for you:

The Right Wavelength for the Right Result:

Delivering the right wavelength at the right time is critical for optimal results. PDT's unique combination approach offers a practical and durable treatment for various skin conditions, including moderate inflammatory acne. This therapy can be especially beneficial for those who have failed with conventional treatments or prefer a non-invasive solution.

A Recognised Approach

In 2007, the Aesthetic Trends and Technologies Choice Awards™ nominated Omnilux PhotoTherapeutics as the best non-laser device for acne treatment in the USA, further highlighting the effectiveness and innovation of PDT.

Whether you're looking to rejuvenate your skin, accelerate healing, or treat specific skin conditions, PDT offers a customisable and effective solution.

frequently asked
questions

Are Photo Dynamic Light PDT treatments available at all Skin Renewal branches ?
How does PDT for Acne Therapy work?

Recent studies show that phototherapy using blue and red light effectively treats mild to moderate acne, pimples, and blackheads, with clearance rates over 60% in several studies.

Combining blue and red light has been especially effective for stubborn and severe acne cases, offering fewer side effects and no downtime, a significant advantage for acne sufferers. Blue light therapy kills the bacteria causing acne. In contrast, red light penetrates deeper into the tissue with anti-inflammatory properties, promoting fibroblast activity and growth factors that help heal and regenerate the skin. This is particularly helpful for those prone to scarring.

Studies on blue/red combination therapy show marked improvement in acne lesion counts, with benefits lasting up to 12 weeks after the final treatment. After eight sessions of blue/red phototherapy, given twice a week over four weeks, there was an 80% reduction in acne lesions and a significant drop in sebum production.

Combination therapy's optimal results emerge after the treatment ends, with fewer side effects and no downtime, making it ideal for acne sufferers. Additionally, this approach is suitable for all skin types. The right wavelengths must be delivered in the correct sequence for best results. Still, this combination approach offers a durable and effective treatment for moderate inflammatory acne and even cases that have resisted conventional therapies.

Frequently asked questions

Are Photo Dynamic Light PDT treatments available at all Skin Renewal branches ?
How does PDT for Acne Therapy work?

Recent studies show that phototherapy using blue and red light effectively treats mild to moderate acne, pimples, and blackheads, with clearance rates over 60% in several studies.

Combining blue and red light has been especially effective for stubborn and severe acne cases, offering fewer side effects and no downtime, a significant advantage for acne sufferers. Blue light therapy kills the bacteria causing acne. In contrast, red light penetrates deeper into the tissue with anti-inflammatory properties, promoting fibroblast activity and growth factors that help heal and regenerate the skin. This is particularly helpful for those prone to scarring.

Studies on blue/red combination therapy show marked improvement in acne lesion counts, with benefits lasting up to 12 weeks after the final treatment. After eight sessions of blue/red phototherapy, given twice a week over four weeks, there was an 80% reduction in acne lesions and a significant drop in sebum production.

Combination therapy's optimal results emerge after the treatment ends, with fewer side effects and no downtime, making it ideal for acne sufferers. Additionally, this approach is suitable for all skin types. The right wavelengths must be delivered in the correct sequence for best results. Still, this combination approach offers a durable and effective treatment for moderate inflammatory acne and even cases that have resisted conventional therapies.

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