PHOTO DYNAMIC THERAPY (PDT)
Allmedic PDT is a revolutionary new skin treatment which is a light sensitive product when activated by a customised light source, which leads to the destruction of sun damaged and aged skin cells replacing them with newer, healthier cells. This non-invasive procedure is called photo rejuvenation.
PDT treats mild to severe sun damaged skin. It removes sun spots and sun damage with the added advantage of improving skin texture, tone and elasticity. Large pores and pitted acne scars may see some significant improvement also.
PDT is very effective in bringing new life to aged or sun damaged skin in areas that in the past have been hard to treat such as the face, décolletage, arms, scalp, hands and legs.
We follow the Allmedic treatment program for PDT. While damaged skin achieves great results with one treatment, further treatment may be required for more severely sun damaged skin.
Frequently asked questions
How do I protect and maintain?
2 weeks after your final PDT treatment restart your maintenance regime. Protect your new skin with Allmedic TM medical grade skin repair and protection products - everyday.
How does PDT work?
A photo active substance (made naturally by the human body) is applied to the affected area (eg face, arms, scalp etc). When applied to the skin, this substance is absorbed into abnormal or damaged cells. Once absorbed, a light source is focused on the treated area for a period of time. When exposed to light, the abnormal skin cells are destroyed to reveal new, fresh, healthy skin cells.
Optimising your PDT results?
To get the best results from PDT, you will be provided with the Allmedic Pre PDT treatment products. For at least two weeks prior to your first treatment you must follow these steps:
- Wash / Cleanse Remove dirt, grime, and make up with Allmedic Face & Body Cleanser or Non Soap Bar, twice a day.
- Exfoliate / Repair Remove dead, dry, flaky skin cells with the Allmedic Face or Body Repair.
- For best results use in conjunction with the Allmedic Skin Rejuvenator.
- Protect Apply the Allmedic daily face and body moisturiser with sun protection to all exposed areas of the body.
What happens post-treatment?
1st & 2nd Day
Extreme sensitivity to light so keep indoors as much as possible.
3 - 5 Days
The treated skin will be red and tender and may peel, scab and flake off. This is a normal result and means the treatment has worked by destroying damaged skin cells.
6 - 9 Days
Redness starts to disappear. Skin may still feel itchy, tight or uncomfortable but is starting to heal.
10 - 14 Days
Healed, healthy, smooth, clear skin will be revealed.
What is my post treatment skin regime?
After treatment you will be sensitive to light for a period of 24-48 hours. It is important during this period that your exposure to the sun and all forms of light including bright house lights, shopping centre lighting and even light through a car window be avoided. For the best protection outdoors, wear the specially designed Allmedic legionnaires hat post procedure for any treatment above the shoulders and long sleeved shirts and pants for other parts of the body. Keep your skin maintained and protected post treatment with Allmedic products as recommended by your Doctor.
Signs of redness, peeling and scabbing are all indicators of a successful treatment. PDT targets damaged cells - so the more scabbing and peeling, the more effective the long term results. Due to the photosensitivity and appearance of your skin it is recommended you rest at home, in a darkened environment for at least 24 hours. You may want to stay at home for the first 48 hours.
What are the possible side effects?
Tingling, burning, mild swelling, and tight uncomfortable skin are all normal effects of PDT. As with any procedure, if you are concerned about your skin post treatment, contact your clinic immediately. No long term side-effects have been reported with PDT.
Other things you should know...
Before undergoing PDT, make sure you tell your Doctor about any medications you are taking especially Roaccutane and/or Tetracyclines. If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex 1) you may need to take prophylactic treatment prior to your PDT treatment.
Your Doctor may recommend follow up PDT treatments for optimal results.
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