The PDT Laser treatment uses a laser to target hyperactive oil glands in your skin which is the original cause of acne. Laser treatments can also be used to treat deep acne scars.Since Acne is an ongoing condition patients can continue the use of their current acne treatments, acne prescriptions, and skin care routtines while undergoing laser treatments.
PDT For Acne Treatment.
This treatment can smooth out old acne scars giving your skin a softer and smoother appearance.. Photodynamic Acne Treatment (PDT) is a process by which a photosensitizing agent is applied to your skin. PDT-ALA is a procedure that can significantly improve moderate to severe acne, including cystic acne.
Prior to Photodynamic Acne Treatment, the best available treatment option for resistant and cystic acne was Accutane. However, with Accutane there are many systemic side effects including birth defects, liver abnormalities, mood depression, and virtually all patients get dryness and night vision changes. *Systemic treatments are any medications that are taken orally, injected or infused that affect the entire body system. PDT Acne Treatment provides a viable alternative to all types of acne treatment without having negative systemic effects.
The advantages of PDT are rapid treatment of acne lesions all over the face, no scarring, no surgical excisions and no systemic side effects. The skin appears refreshed and younger following these treatments. We advise 2-3 treatments at 2 to 3 week intervals to obtain optimal results.
It is important to understand that as with any medical treatment, there are alternative treatments and options to PDT.This therapy PDT might not work for you. You may want to discuss alternative treatment options for acne,acne scarring and severe cystic acne with our board certified NYC Dermatologist Dr. Doris Day at your consultation appointment.
New York Dermatology by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Doris Day is a board certified NYC Dermatologist with a New York City office in Manhattan, New York providing expert skin care, dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology services. A Park Avenue practice with an international reputation in general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.
A board certified dermatologist in New York, NY specializing in dermatology and dermatologic surgery including state-of-the-art cosmetic surgical procedures.
I personally see every new patient who visits our office. I am not just a physician, I am a Board Certified Dermatologist. My goal is, quite simply, to provide the type of dermatology care which I would seek for my own family. This is a very important point, since physicians often use the phrase “Doctor’s Doctor” to refer to those individuals who typically are selected by physicians themselves for personal care. I am confident that my practice fully meets that definition. This is the type of 5-star care and service that our patients expect, deserve and receive. I treat every patient the way I would want to be treated: with courtesy, dignity and respect. I carefully listen to their hair and skin-care concerns and offer a variety of options including a treatment plan that I believe will give them the best results
Dr Doris Day sees every patient himself and believes in personalized care. The Doctor does not employ any physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or other physician substitutes to do his treatment. He sees every patient himself at every visit. Check more to learn about expert cosmetic dermatologist
A significant percentage of my Hair Loss, Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology Conditions are diagnosed on listening to the medical history of the patient alone, a further percentage on examination and the remainder on further detailed or careful examination and my patients teach me the rest. It is clear to me that history and examination skills remain at the very core of my dermatology practice. Older Dermatologists like myself rely on history and physical to a greater degree than the younger dermatologists. I think that the pendulum has swung too far towards all these cosmetic procedures where the younger dermatologists are just doing cosmetic procedures and not listening to their patients. This is an important point because if the Dermatologist does not spend enough time with the patient during the consult the cosmetic procedures will probably not work.