Phototherapy and Photodynamic therapy – a great option for skin conditions

[Originally published in the My Weekly Preview May 6, 2021 edition]

Phototherapy (light therapy) is a great option to consider for sun damage and to combat age changes.
Phototherapy uses nonthermal, non-invasive light to achieve a range of therapeutic outcomes. Modern advances have introduced light-emitting diodes (LED), which has led to clinical application for a variety of medical and cosmetic uses.

Phototherapy enhances and accelerates wound healing, decreases scar formation in surgical wounds, has demonstrated clinical benefit in the treatment of psoriasis and is an effective treatment in acne and rosacea. It is also a highly effective method to improve the cosmetic appearance of mild to severe sun-damaged, oily, blemished, and aged skin on all areas of the body.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) combines phototherapy with a photosensitizer agent to be an effective
treatment for actinic keratosis, precancerous skin damage, and superficial skin cancers (both basal cell and squamous cell variants).

DermaSurg uses MediLUX LED phototherapy technology. This incorporates five different treatment wavelengths (blue, green, yellow, red and infrared) for a wide range of treatment objectives.