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Photodynamic treatment of skin

Photodynamic treatment (PDT) - price per field 1500

    • Treatment method for certain types of skin cancer and sun-damaged skin.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a light treatment for certain types of skin cancer and sun-damaged skin. The treatment is harmless, easy to perform and usually gives a very good cosmetic result. The treatment is offered by our dermatologists at Dr.Dropin Medical Center at Majorstuen.

How does PDT work?

Photodynamic therapy removes cancer cells and precursors to cancer cells. The active ingredient in the special cream is absorbed exclusively by the diseased cells, then the red light from the lamp will activate the substance in the unwanted cells and destroy them. Thick lesions will sometimes require 2 treatments.

PDT is an advanced technique developed in Norway. The treatment replaces more invasive methods such as surgery and freezing and gives a much better cosmetic result with smaller scars.

When is PDT used as a form of treatment?

For skin disorders such as superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC), bowel disease (Mb Bowen) and actinic keratoses / sun-damaged skin with precursors to skin cancer. The dermatologists at Dr.Dropin can diagnose the mentioned disorders and give advice on PDT treatment.

The treatment at a dermatologist

The treatment takes place in two stages performed on the same day and you should set aside about 4 hours in total.

The first part consists of the dermatologist superficially scraping the skin area and applying a special cream. The area is then covered with plaster that should be left on for at least 3 hours. The cream makes the diseased cells in the skin sensitive to light. You can then leave the clinic pending the actual light treatment. You should preferably stay indoors at temperatures above 20 degrees.

For the second part, you return to the clinic for lighting with the lamp 3 hours after the cream was applied. The cream is removed and the skin area is illuminated with red light. It is calculated about 10 minutes per. Most people think it gives a burning and stinging feeling, but handles it well. If necessary, take a break from the treatment along the way. The eyes are protected with glasses that the clinic has.

After treatment

The burning and burning sensation may persist for a few hours after treatment, but will gradually subside. The first week you should expect redness, swelling and fluid from the treated area. Fortunately, this goes back quickly. Any scabs should be left alone until they fall off during the second to third week. New, fresh skin is formed under the crust. It is recommended to check the treatment result after 2-3 months.

The treatment area should be protected from sunlight during the first year. Sunscreen with a minimum factor of 30 is used daily when you are outdoors.

Pregnant and breastfeeding

PDT is not performed during pregnancy. Breastfeeding can perform the treatment, but must stay in breastfeeding for 48 hours after applying treatment cream.

How can Dr.Dropin help you?

At Dr. Dropin, you have the opportunity to book an appointment for an assessment of your skin with dermatologists.

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