Photodynamic Therapy : A Patient Shares Her Experience

Photodynamic Therapy, according to is:

A treatment that uses special drugs, called photosensitizing agents, along with light to kill cancer cells. The drugs only work after they have been activated or “turned on” by certain kinds of light. PDT may also be called photoradiation therapyphototherapy, or photochemotherapy. Continue reading “Photodynamic Therapy : A Patient Shares Her Experience”

Levulon Pre-treatment Before PDT

Sarah, our Physician Assistant, demonstrates the application of Levulon. It is a skin cancer pre-treatment before undergoing Photodyanamic Therapy  (PDT).  The solution  comes in a vial and applied directly on the skin one hour before the blue light therapy.

PDT & Sunblock Tips

PDT Treatment  or Photodynamic Therapy is completed. The patient shares her experience.. After a Blue Light Treatment, the patient must hibernate and be completely out of the sun for a few days. For this reason, a very strong sunblock is applied.

Additionally, Sarah, our Physician Assistant gives great sunscreen tips to prevent skin cancer. Dr. Mejia, a qualified Mohs skin cancer surgeon will then follow up with attentive care for the results of the PDT.