Actinic Keratoses

A photosensitizer is applied to the skin and a light source (LED) is used to activate destruction of pre-cancerous cells. This in-office treatment effectively clears actinic keratoses and reverses sun damage while also improving the overall cosmetic appearance of the skin. This form of photodynamic therapy allows for much broader treatment of sun damaged and pre-cancerous skin than traditional cryosurgery and, when compared to topical therapies for actinic keratoses, requires less time to achieve comparable results. A consultation in the office is used to develop a unique treatment protocol for each individual and select the optimal pairing of light source and photosensitizer.