My wife and I went into Dr. Roger Koreen's office to get our skin checked and a few problem areas treated. We did not have any skin doctor and others we tried had appointments that were over 6 months away. We were pleased to get an appointment not too far in advance. When we got there the office was pleasant and the people nice. Dr Koreen was very friendly and took his time in caring for us. Later, I came back for further treatment and again it was a pleasant experience. I thanked him for his knowledge and ability to help me out. Thanks Dr. Koreen!Marianne WMore reviews
Unfortunately, I have had many experiences with doctors. My father had recommended me to Dr. Koreen about 15 years ago. First you will be greeted by very friendly and warm receptionists. The waiting room is extremely clean and comfortable with plenty of seating, magazines and TV’s. The wait time is always reasonable (10-15mins) considering Dr. Koreen always spends quality time for exam and questions (never rushed). He always educates you on the most modern treatments and offering the best options. Dr. Koreen now treats my teenage kids after many years of superior treatment and second to none care. I strongly trust and highly recommend Dr. Koreen and his staff.Thomas MMore reviews
Unfortunately I've been going to see dermatologists for 25 years now. The last 5 and best have been under Dr Koreen care. He's fantastic at what he does, his staff is top notch and friendly, I recommend him highlyThomas SMore reviews
Treating adult acne in Huntington, NY with PDT therapy
By Dr. Roger Koreen
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 combines light therapy with a special light-activated solution to destroy acne and minimize the appearance of scars. The solution, called Levulan, is essentially “turned on” by a specific wavelength of light. During a treatment, we apply the Levulan to the skin and leave there for a specific period, typically up to an hour to allow it time to soak in and be absorbed by active cells. The Levulan makes the acne cells more susceptible to the light treatment. We then use a specific wavelength of light to activate the Levulan.
Patients will typically need two to three PDT sessions spaced two to three weeks apart to achieve the best results from treatment. Patients with severe acne may require more.
After PDT therapy
After treatment, patients will notice redness and peeling of the skin for several days. The first one to two days are often the worst. It’s important to stay inside for 48 hours following your treatment, as your skin is still photosensitive and could become severely burned if exposed to the sun. Patients can opt to used pressed mineral powder to hide the redness during recovery.
Advantages of PDT therapy
Quick, effective treatment
Refreshed, smoother skin
If you are ready to make embarrassing acne breakouts a thing of the past, it’s time to call the Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center to learn more about PDT therapy.