What is it?
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an infra-red light treatment which has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and healing properties. The specific wavelength of infra-red light is able to penetrate into the skin where it acts in a multitude of different ways. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory action of PDT makes it ideal for treating active acne and to calm the skin after minimally invasive treatments such as chemical peels and Fraxel® laser treatments. PDT stimulates a healing cascade in the skin which helps patients to recover more quickly from active skin treatments such as these. PDT also has anti-aging properties. The infra-red light stimulates a number of growth factors in the skin and induces new collagen formation.
This practice uses the OMNILUX® PDT machine, whose benefits have been documented in numerous clinical medical papers.