Watch as a patient undergoes the actual procedure of Photodynamic Therapy, or PDT. After the pre-treatment as explained in our previous post, the patient is now under the Blue Light. Goggles are necessary to protect the eyes. Levulon, the solution in the pre-treatment is now being absorbed by the pre-cancerous cells. Dr. Mejia, a skin cancer specialist and surgeon oversees all the procedures.
Sarah, our Physician Assistant, discusses the pre-treatment for PDT or Photodynamic Therapy. She explains how the solution of levulon is absorbed into the skin. PDT treats cancerous spots and prevents precancer before it turns to skin cancer. The solution is put on the patient for an hour and a half during which time the solution soaks to the skin. Later during the blue light therapy, the patients skin reacts to the blue light. PDT is a preventative treatment. It treats precancer spots and prevents turning from basal cell carcinoma to squamous cell carcinoma.
Thermage is a safe, non-invasive, radiofrequency (RF) cosmetic procedure that’s clinically proven to help smooth, tighten and contour skin for an overall younger looking appearance. The treatment delivers natural looking results with little to no downtime—on all skin colors, on and off the face, all in a single procedure.
Dr. Ricardo Mejia specializes in Sculptra Aesthetic rejuvenation. You may have seen the product featured recently on such shows as NBC’s Today show. Sculptra Aesthetic is different than a traditional filler. It is an injectable collagen stimulator that progressively replaces lost collagen to create a more natural look that can last up to 25 months. As a special Valentine’s day offer, receive Sculptra at $250 off per vial. Call our office to reserve your spot.
This video on CBS News shows a patient who underwent the procedure on one side of her face as a demonstration and shows visible results. Watch CBS News Videos Online
One of Dr. Mejia’s patient gives a testimonial of her experience with Jupiter Dermatology. In the video, she is at the office for a follow up visit two weeks after her surgery for the removal of the stitches.