Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment that involves prescription light-sensitive medicine cream and using our Multi-award winning DermaluxMD LED light to destroy abnormal cells. This allows small abnormal areas of tissue to be treated without the need for surgery.
PDT can be used to treat various skin conditions including:
- Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs)
- Bowen’s disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ) – pre-cancerous condition
- Actinic (solar) keratoses – sun damage lesions, pre-cancerous condition
At present, photodynamic therapy cannot be used to treat malignant melanomas (a rare type of skin cancer), although the technology is constantly evolving.