uitable candidates for Photodynamic PDT Treatment are patients with moderate to severe acne with predominantly inflammatory lesions. The treatment is suitable for all skin phototypes; however, phototypes I-III are preferred, in order to avoid the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
As Dermatologist - Venereologist Dr. Amalia Tsiatoura emphasizes, acne depending on the type, severity, location and age requires different treatment and photodynamic therapy can play a main role as an adjuvant treatment, but also as a monotherapy of acne.
For the treatment of Acne symptoms, the photosensitizing substance is applied locally to the lesions and not systemically to avoid generalized phototoxicity.
The main topical photosensitizers used are 5-aminolevulinic acid́ (ALA) at a concentration of 20% and its ester, methylaminolevulinic acid (MAL) at a concentration of 16%. MAL is converted to ALA after absorption by the skin. The topical photosensitizer penetrates to a depth of 2-3mm reaching the sebaceous pouch located at 1.3mm.
PDT Photodynamic Therapy is not recommended during pregnancy or in young children.
It should also be avoided in case of history of photosensitivity and photoallergy or in cases of allergy to the photosensitizing agent (aminolevulinic acid).
The use of special products and reconstructive creams for acne and proper facial cleansing are necessary measures to maintain the result as Dermatologist - Venereologist Dr. Amalia Tsiatoura emphasizes.
Cosmetic Derma Medicine Medical Group is the largest and most specialized medical group in the field of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, with clinics in Greece and Cyprus.
The Medical Director of Cosmetic Derma Medicine is Dermatologist - Venereologist Dr. Amalia Tsiatoura, while the staff consists of a medical team of highly experienced and specialized doctors of many different specialties, as well as a fully qualified team of nurses. Our team is by your side every day, 24/7 for whatever you need.
Cosmetic Derma Medicine is one of the first clinics to introduce photodynamic treatment in Greece, while workshops and seminars for the training of new doctors from Greece and abroad are held in the clinics' premises.