CHAPTER 17: Photodynamic Therapy in Aesthetic Dermatology
Published:15 Aug 2016
Special Collection: 2016 ebook collection
In aesthetic dermatology, photodynamic therapy (PDT) is ideal for reducing signs of aging, hyperpigmentation and fine lines, and thus creating a more youthful complexion. In order to ensure a long-term success, repeated PDT sessions are important. A limitation of PDT in aesthetics may be, in some cases, the pain with conventional (red light) PDT. In these cases, the implementation of intense pulsed light-PDT or natural daylight-PDT may be useful. However, with the simultaneous presence of other non-melanoma skin cancer lesions (e.g. Bowen's disease and basal cell carcinoma) in the treatment area, classical PDT with red light is recommended, because only this approach represents clearly defined treatment protocols.