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
Wash / Cleanse Remove dirt, grime, and make up with allmedic Active Face & Body Cleanser or Non Soap Cleanser, twice a day. Exfoliate / Repair Remove dead, dry, flaky skin cells with the allmedic Skin Repair. For best results use in conjunction with the allmedic Skin Rejuvenator. Protect Apply the allmedic 50 + Sunscreen to all exposed areas of the body.
What happens post-treatment
1-2 Days: 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.
Post treatment skin care with allmedic
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.
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.
PDT 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
● Treatment is able to be customised to your individual needs
● Can be repeated if necessary
● Does not prevent you from undergoing any other cosmetic, medical or surgical procedures in the future
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.
Disclaimer | allmedic makes no warranty as to treatment outcomes using allmedic products.