Photodynamic Therapy (PDT for short) is a non-invasive acne treatment that utilises Blue LED light therapy to activate a medication called 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA). PDT with ALA works to
reduce acne by shrinking the sebaceous (Oil-producing) glands of the skin. This reduces acne by decreasing the amount of oil in each pore (The acne bacteria thrives on oil). This therapy also
directly targets the P.acne bacteria that lives on the skin surface and causes acne breakouts.
An ALA mask is applied and allowed to incubate for up to 15 minutes on the skin. The incubation is very important because this time allows the photosensitising agent (ALA) to be absorbed into the skin and into the sebaceous glands. After incubation time blue LED light is shone on the skin, this light activates ALA, which kills acne bacteria and helps shrink oil glands.
PDT can effectively treat mild to moderate acne in as little as 6-8 treatments spaced one to two weeks apart.
After PDT treatments, the overall texture of the skin is improved. The treatment also helps with post-inflammatory erythema and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that are left from acne lesions.
Photodynamic Therapy with Blue Light therapy and a custom blend serum infused under a Hydrojelly mask.