At Mill Creek Skin & Laser, we use Photodyamic Therapy to effectively treat:
Moderate to severe inflammatory acne vulgaris
Moderate to severe photodamage
What are the benefits of PDT?
Shrinks the sebaceous glands
Decreases oil production
Kills the acne causing bacteria
Reduces inflammation and redness
Smoother, more even skin tone
Improves the appearance of some acne scars
No surgical excisions
No systemic side effects
Effective alternative to Accutane
What is Photodynamic Therapy?
Photodynamic Therapy is a treatment that uses a special photosensitizing medication, Ameluz®, in conjunction with the Blu-U (blue light) to activate it. This process of activating Ameluz® with light is called Photodynamic Therapy.
What is Ameluz®?
Ameluz® is a 10% solution of Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA). ALA is a natural occurring product found in our bodies.
The Ameluz® is applied to the affected skin and left on to incubate for approximately 60 minutes. The solution is absorbed by the cells where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. The area is then exposed to the Blu-U light for a specified amount of time, activating the Ameluz®, which kills the acne-causing bacteria, helps shrink the oil glands and reduces the inflammation and redness associated with acne lesions.
Pre and Post treatment instructions
Download the pre and post treatment instructions form to learn about what do to before and after your treatment. Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your appointment.
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Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center combines science and aesthetics to promote healthier, more beautiful skin. We specialize in proven and highly effective non-surgical treatments to help achieve your desired results.