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Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
PDT is a procedure that uses a photosensitizing drug to apply light therapy selectively to target pre-skin cancer cells, acne and sun damaged skin.

What it can help/cure

PDT can help clear the skin of actinic keratoses which are premalignant growths in sun-exposed areas, mainly the face, chest, arms and hands. It is also effective for moderate to severe acne. A series of treatments can put acne into remission for months, as well as reversing some scarring without taking oral medications. When used with lasers for sun-damaged skin, the results achieved are better and faster than when using the light alone. There are many less common conditions that PDT can be used for, including hidradenitis suppurativa, Bowen%u2019s disease, superficial basal cell carcinoma and others.
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PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) with the blue light may offer patients a lasting resolution of acne after one single treatment.

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As we reopen our offices your health and safety is our number one priority. We follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines for infection control and social distancing to protect our patients and our team members. During your visit you will see patients and team members wearing masks, other protective equipment as needed, and find a new patient experience that maximizes contactless processes. We are practicing social distancing with new office layouts, modified schedules to include TeleHealth services, and controlled flow of people in the office locations. In addition, we use EPA approved disinfectants before and after every patient interaction, and conduct hospital grade disinfection to the entire office on a regular basis. These steps work together to ensure a pleasant, safe experience at Riverchase; we look forward to seeing you soon!
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