Photodynamic Therapy

allmedic Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a used to improve the appearance of mild to severe sun damaged, oily, blemished and aged skin on all areas of the body. By using PDT’s light technology, LED light, Doctors can now use PDT as an option which is suitable for a range of skin conditions in a fast, relatively painless and affordable way with minimal side effects and downtime.

Who benefits from allmedic PDT?

PDT has many benefits for your skin to help improve the overall health, look and feel of your skin.

Cosmetic Benefits of allmedic PDT?

PDT provides cosmetic results for sun damaged and aged skin, redness, blemishes, large pores, oily skin, fine lines and skin discolouration. PDT is also very effective in bringing new life to aged skin in areas that in the past have been hard to treat such as the décolletage, arms, scalp, hands and legs.

How does allmedic PDT work?

A  photo active substance (made naturally by the human body) is applied to the affected area (eg face, arms, scalp etc). When applied to the skin, this substance is absorbed into abnormal or damaged cells. Once absorbed, a light source is focused on the treated area for a period of time. When exposed to light, the abnormal skin cells are destroyed to reveal new, fresh, healthy skin cells.

Optimising your PDT results with allmedic?

To get the best results from PDT, follow the allmedic pre PDT treatment program for at least two weeks prior to your first treatment:

Wash / Cleanse Remove dirt, grime, and make up with allmedic Face & Body Cleanser or Non Soap Bar, twice a day. 
Exfoliate / Repair Remove dead, dry, flaky skin cells with the allmedic Face or Body Repair. For best results use in conjunction with the allmedic Skin Rejuvenator. 
Protect Apply the allmedic daily face and body moisturiser with sun protection to all exposed areas of the body.

What happens post-treatment?

1st & 2nd Day Extreme sensitivity to light so keep indoors as much as possible.
3 - 5 Days The treated skin will be red and tender and may peel, scab and flake off. This is a normal result and means the treatment has worked by destroying damaged skin cells.
6 - 9 Days Redness starts to disappear. Skin may still feel itchy, tight or uncomfortable but is starting to heal.
10 - 14 Days Healed, healthy, smooth, clear skin will be revealed.

Your Doctor may recommend follow up allmedic PDT treatments for optimal results.


Post treatment skin care with allmedic?

Photosensitivity

After treatment you will be sensitive to light for a period of 24-48 hours. It is important during this period that your exposure to the sun and all forms of light including bright house lights, shopping centre lighting and even light through a car window be avoided. For the best protection outdoors, wear the specially designed allmedic legionaries hat post procedure for any treatment above the shoulders and long sleeved shirts and pants for other parts of the body. Keep your skin maintained and protected post treatment with allmedic products as recommended by your Doctor.

Downtime

Signs of redness, peeling and scabbing are all indicators of a successful treatment. PDT targets damaged cells - so the more scabbing and peeling, the more effective the long term results. Due to the photosensitivity and appearance of your skin it is recommended you rest at home, in a darkened environment for at least 24 hours. You may want to stay at home for the first 48 hours.

Other Possible Effects

Tingling, burning, mild swelling, and tight uncomfortable skin are all normal effects of PDT. As with any procedure, if you are concerned about your skin post treatment, contact your clinic immediately. No long term side-effects have been reported with PDT.

Protect & Maintain

2 weeks after your final allmedic PDT treatment restart your maintenance regime. Protect your new skin with allmedic medical grade skin repair and protection products - everyday.

Other things you should know

Before undergoing allmedic PDT make sure you tell your skin care Doctor about any medications you are taking especially Roaccutane and/or Tetracyclines. If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex 1) you may need to take prophylactic treatment prior to your PDT treatment.

allmedic PDT - why it is a great option

  • Minimal side effects and down time
  • Healing is usually rapid
  • It provides a significantly improved cosmetic result.
  • There is no systemic reaction.
  • The treatment is able to be customised to your individual needs (especially cost vs downtime).
  • Can be repeated if necessary.
  • Does not prevent you from undergoing any other cosmetic, medical or surgical procedures in the future.

For more information on allmedic PDT, please download the brochure here.

Remember it’s never too late to repair and protect your skin with allmedic.


Disclaimer

allmedic makes no warranty as to treatment outcomes using allmedic products