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What is Photodynamic therapy for pathological use?

This method pursues both medical and aesthetic purposes. It is the combination of two factors. First, 5-aminolevulinic acid or ALA, a photosensitizing substance. And, secondly, the irradiation of light with a laser, intense pulsed light or IPL which causes the selective destruction of damaged or aged tissues

Terapia fotodinamica patologica

Eliminates age spots, telangiectasias, diffuse redness, poikiloderma civatte and uneven pigmentation on face and body.
The treatment directs controlled pulses of light to the surface of the skin. The light is absorbed by two of the body’s own natural chemical substances: melanin in pigmented areas and hemoglobin in the blood. Both pigments convert light energy into heat and it is used to destroy parts of the cells in which melanin is located and to damage the walls of the vessels that bring blood to the areas in which the vascular lesion is seen. This technique is known with the name of “Selective Photothermolysis”.
Photorejuvenation treatment also eliminates larger telangiectasias and repairs skin problems caused by sun exposure in face, neck, cleavage and hands.
The action of light equipment Ellipse on the skin, stimulates the production of collagen to improve the texture of the skin, the size of the pore and increases luminosity and brightness of the skin surface matching its tone.

It has been shown that its use is not only useful for treating medical problems such as actinic keratitis or skin cancer, but also favors the rejuvenation of the skin cells, restoring a healthy, elastic and toned appearance of the treated area.

The reason that serves both medical and aesthetic use is the effect that the wavelength of the laser used causes on the skin. Laser activates the renovation of cells as well as the production of collagen and elastin, a substance naturally produced by our body to keep our skin smooth and luminous. As years go by, the level of production of these substances falls, and this causes the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging and expression. Phototherapy reactivates this production and does so reaching the deeper layers of the skin. But it not only removes wrinkles. It is also a good aesthetic solution to spots—both solar and age related—, dilated pores and vascular lesions such as telangiectasias.

However, phototherapy, as any laser treatment, brings certain risks. As a consequence, it is necessary to not only put yourself in good hands, but to have prior quality information. Our dermatologists are committed to recommend the treatment that best suits your needs and answer any questions that may arise before, during or after the treatment.


Treatment of photodynamic therapy in Valencia

• Dr. Gabriel Serrano Sanmiguel

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