Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Serving Reston, D.C., Tysons Corner, Ashburn, Virginia.

Photodynamic Therapy also known as ALA (PDT). It is a treatment performed with a typical photo-sensitizing agent called Levulan (5- aminolevulinic acid or ALA). This agent is applied to your skin and then activated with the correct wavelength of light.

PDT for Acne

PDT is a great option for people that have acne in blend with taking antibiotics or prescription drugs, that treat the complete body instead of just your skin. Photodynamic therapy for acne is most effective when 3 to 5 treatments are received. At WellMedica we space each treatment around 3 to 5 weeks aside. We also suggest PDT as a blend therapy for acne. It is most effective when found in conjunction with other treatments and the right skincare program.

Photodynamic Therapy can also help you with cancer

PDT can also be used in people with certain types of cancer to help them live longer and improve their quality of life. Although, PDT works and causes few long-term problems, it’s not widely used to treat cancer today. Still, it is offered in some treatment centers. (click here to find more about the PDT and its use in cancer) and is being studied in many clinical trials. In the last few years Photodynamic Therapy is becoming more widely recognized as a valuable treatment option for localized cancers. Localized cancers are cancers that have not spread far from where they started.

PDT is also used to treat pre-cancers of the skin. It has been tested against pre-cancers in the mouth and other places as well. At WellMedica (Reston, VA), Dr. Dima Ali can help you understand any complications(if any exist in your case).

Photodynamic Therapy is also being tested for other cancers that can be reached with a light, such as malignant pleural mesothelioma and mycosis fungoides, a type of skin lymphoma. Some doctors may use PDT for these and other conditions, even though those uses are not approved by the FDA.

After PDT treatments, the overall texture of the skin is improved. PDT also helps post-inflammatory erythema and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It means the red and brown marks that stick around after active acne lesions disappear.

Cautions: It is important to avoid sun coverage within 48 time after your PDT treatment.

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“Dr. Dima is very knowledgeable and very compassionate. She always makes me feel like I’m a priority and makes me so comfortable about my treatments. I think she would be great for teenagers and their skin issues and I would recommend any of my family to go see her.” *

– Kendra

“Dr. Ali not only fixed the physical appearance of my scar, but healed the psychological and emotional scar it caused. She  genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her patients and I trust her implicitly.” *

– B. Paget

“Dr. Ali is not only a beautiful, highly intelligent woman but also an amazing healer. She treated my face, ravaged over time byrosacea, coupled with multiple broken facial blood vessels and transformed what was ruddy, red and sometimes purple hued skin into a clearcomplexioned healthy and totally makeup free face, and I thank her most graciously.” *

– Chris D.

“I think Dr. Ali is very honest and upfront. I didn’t feel I had to get 10 opinions before making a decision. I never feel pressured. Everyone is professional and top notch, the type of people you want to work with. I think the whole office atmosphere is wonderful, I feel friendly with everyone that works there and I love the products. When you don’t come often you feel guilty. It’s usually a family affair to come see Dr. Ali; it’s me, my daughter and granddaughter, it’s a 2 hour drive so we make a day of it.” *

– Bonnie P.

“When I see Dr. Ali I am treated superbly in everyway, I would not go anywhere else! I wish my family lived locally so they could see her too.” *

– M. Stewart

*Individual results may vary.

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