What is Levulan Photodynamic Therapy?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is combined with Levulan in a procedure known as Levulan Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), also more commonly known as a ‘photofacial’. This treatment is intended for sun damage, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. The photofacial treatment also has the unique ability to minimize pores and reduce oil glands, effectively treating stubborn acne, rosacea, while improving the appearance of some acne scars.
Levulan (5-Amino Levulinic Acid) is a medication that is applied to the skin, making the skin more sensitive to sunlight and the IPL treatments. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) delivers high intensity pulses of light energy into the skin, targeting hyperpigmentation, sun spots and redness. The excess pigment is brought to the surface of the skin, where it eventually falls off. IPL also stimulates new collagen growth, resulting in smoother, more even, healthier skin.
Will it work for me?
A treatment plan consisting of 3-6 treatments, spaced 2 weeks apart will yield optimal results. Redness, swelling and some crusting after the treatment are expected for 3-7 days.
IPL Levulan Photodynamic acne treatment involves three mechanisms of action against acne: inactivating the bacteria that trigger acne, exfoliating the skin to unclog pores, and shutting down the oil glands (sebaceous glands) in the skin producing long-lasting improvement. Levulan acne therapy is also a safe alternative to Accutane treatment.
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