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Huntington dermatology patient asks, “What is photodynamic (PDT) therapy?”

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The use of a topical agent combined with light therapy to treat certain skin conditions can be traced back more than 3000 years to ancient Indian and Egyptian sources. Research shows that these cultures applied plant or vegetable substances that caused photoreactions in the skin when exposed to sunlight. Modern use of photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is documented to the turn of the century and is credited to a German scientist named Hermann von Tappeiner. PDT was initially tested on skin carcinomas and is still used in such a manner today. At the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center, serving patients from … Continue reading

What is the cost of photodynamic therapy for patients in the Huntington area?

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Everyone wants to look younger as the signs of aging slowly start to develop. Younger skin has better texture, tone, and volume. It is vibrant, beautiful, and soft to the touch. Patients who think they can never achieve that again have not taken the time to speak to a dermatologist in the Huntington, NY area. Dr. Roger Koreen of Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center is a quality professional who can walk patients through the techniques and tools used to enhance the appearance of the skin. One of the more popular options is photodynamic therapy. What is photodynamic therapy? Photodynamic therapy … Continue reading

Treating adult acne in Huntington, NY with PDT therapy

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Resistant acne can be difficult for adults, creating a poor self-image, anxiety, and depression. PDT or photodynamic therapy is a quick and effective way to clear recurrent acne break outs. Unlike other treatments, PDT does not require long term doses of oral antibiotics or other potentially dangerous oral medications. At Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY, we’ve seen remarkable success with the use of PDT therapy for adult acne. The goals of PDT therapy are to: Clear up the skin Prevent future breakouts Reduce the appearance of existing scars Prevent future scarring How PDT therapy works Photodynamic therapy … Continue reading

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