Photodynamic therapy is a treatment that uses BLU-U® light to kill precancerous lesions before they get the chance to turn into cancer. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers photodynamic therapy (PDT) for residents of Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama.
What is Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)?
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a technology that uses blue light to activate a medication in your skin for removing precancerous lesions know as actinic keratoses.
Benefits of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) allows your dermatologist to treat a whole area of skin more easily with less pain and downtime than other targeted treatments for actinic keratosis.
What to Expect from Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic therapy uses BLU-U® light to destroy the abnormal growth of precancerous cells. The PDT appointment involves two parts. First, the medical assistant will apply a colorless clear gel over the treatment area one to two hours before the BLU-U® light treatment for approximately 15 minutes. You could experience some pain and burning sensations during the treatment, but most often it isn’t severe.
It is recommended to outdoor light exposure on the areas treated at least two days after treatment, even if the exposure is in the shade. Some redness and peeling for up to a week after is expected. After this period of recovery, the skin’s rough spots should be diminished, and the skin will be smoother.
How Much Does Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Cost in Birmingham?
Photodynamic therapy is an advanced treatment for actinic keratoses that most insurances cover. We review your coverage after the consultation, as well as explain our payment options, which include cash, checks and major credit cards. Dermatologists of Birmingham also offers financing.
Patient experience is our utmost priority. Our photodynamic therapy, or PDT, improves patient comfort while offering exceptional outcomes for actinic keratoses treatments. To learn more, contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary. The content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a qualified physician.