Photodynamic Therapy is a non-invasive skin treatment using a medication called Allumera™ that is painted on the skin and then activated by light. This unique treatment is helpful for the treatment of sun damaged skin, acne, rosacea and precancerous changes of the skin.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a two-step treatment. First, the medicine is applied to clean skin. It takes about an hour for it to be absorbed by skin cells. Certain skin cells and structures preferentially absorb the Allumera™ medication and are affected by the treatment. The second step involves activating the absorbed medication with a light source such as an IPL or a blue wavelength light. The combination of the medicine and the light causes a chemical reaction that destroys or modifies the targeted cells. Because Allumera™ is activated by light, care must be taken with sun exposure for about 48 hours.
Why Select Dr. Kimberly Finder?
Dr. Kimberly Finder, Board Certified Dermatologist, has been helping men and women with advanced lasers, radiofrequency, and light-source facial enhancement services for many years. Dr. Finder offers a variety of safe and clinically effective technologies to non-surgically refresh and rejuvenate your face and neck.
Since 1996, she has devoted her San Antonio, TX cosmetic dermatology medical practice to a 100% focus on cosmetic medicine. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Finder to discuss your cosmetic enhancement goals