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Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)


PDT is a treatment for some cancers and and conditions that may develop into a cancer. It can also be used for cosmetic treatments.

How PDT works

PDT uses laser or other light sources, combined with a light-sensitive drug (sometimes called a photosensitising agent) to destroy skin cancer cells.

A photosensitising agent is a drug that makes cells more sensitive to light. The drug is attracted to cancer cells. It does not become active until it is exposed to a particular type of light. When the light is directed at the area of the cancer, the drug is activated and the cancer cells are destroyed. Some healthy, normal cells in the body will also be affected by PDT, but these cells will usually heal after the treatment.

Range of Conditions treated:

  • Non Hyperkeratotic keratoses.
  • Seborrhoeic Keratoses.
  • Cystic acne, acne vulgaris and generally oily skin.
  • Rosacea.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Hypertrophic Lesions.
  • Sebaceous gland hyperplasia.
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Warts.
  • Uneven Skin Tone.
  • Large Pores.
  • Fine Lines.