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Photodynamic Therapy Marina del Rey

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is often used to treat facial and scalp lesions. First, a topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) ointment is applied to the lesions. Then, after 24-hours, the medicated areas will be exposed to a special light that is designed to activate the 5-ALA. PDT carefully and effectively destroys certain actinic keratoses. Patients can expect some mild swelling and redness as a result of treatment.