Photodynamic therapy treats premalignant growths by using special drugs called photosensitizing agents, along with light, to kill pre-cancerous cells. The drugs only work after being activated by certain wavelengths of light. The process - also is known as PDT.
Photodynamic therapy can be used to treat premalignant conditions such as actinic keratoses. Other benefits of the procedure include:
• No long-term side effects.
• Minimally invasive.
• Can be administered in a doctor’s office.
• Can be administered multiple times to the same treatment area.
• Little or no scarring.
• Improved skin appearance, tone, color and texture.