Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics
2797 Ocean Pkwy.
Brooklyn, NY 11235 | Directions
Aesthetics: 855-507-7282
General Dermatology: 718-751-0674
Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics
Staten Island

2076 Hylan Blvd. Suite 1
Staten Island, NY 10306 | Directions

Photo Dynamic Therapy Brooklyn, NY

Photodynamic therapy (PDT), available from Khrom Dermatology in Brooklyn, NY is one of the most advanced and gentle light-based treatments. It is especially beneficial for patients with acne and may be used to treat other conditions as well.

What to expect

Photodynamic therapy combines light treatment with Levulan Kerastick, a photosensitizing medication. After the treatment area has been cleansed and prepared, Levulan is applied topically. It takes about an hour for the formula to soak in and penetrate sebaceous glands. You should not experience any discomfort during this time.

Once the Levulan has soaked in, it is photo-activated by applying laser or other light energy. This only takes about ten minutes. You may experience some burning or stinging sensations, but it is well tolerated by most patients.

There is no post-treatment pain, and facial redness fades within a couple of days. You can resume most daily activities, but you will need to completely avoid direct sunlight for at least 24 hours following photodynamic therapy. Most patients will need two or three treatments, about three weeks apart, for optimal results.

Acne treatment

Although photodynamic therapy can be used for other conditions, even skin cancer in some circumstances, acne treatment is where it truly excels. The most common type of acne is caused by bacteria colonizing deep within clogged skin oil glands. Oral antibiotics can be helpful, but they are not recommended for long-term use, and topical products often don’t reach the bacteria. Photodynamic therapy features deep-penetrating medication, which actually kills the problematic bacteria when activated by light. This procedure may be used alone, or as an adjunct to other acne treatments.

The benefits of photodynamic therapy

This procedure is remarkably effective, due to the powerful therapeutic effects of Levulan. The advantages of photodynamic therapy include:

  • Targets and kills p. acnes bacteria, quickly ending acne breakouts and clearing skin
  • Can also be used to target cancer cells for treating certain types of skin cancer
  • Fast and comfortable procedure, with no scarring and minimal downtime
  • The laser energy stimulates collagen development, improving overall health of skin

If you are looking for an innovative and effective solution to acne, call Khrom Dermatology at 718-751-0674 and schedule an appointment.

Real Patients. Real Results.

Google Review by Greg Rock Studio
Came to Khrom Dermatology on Tuesday, March 13/2018. I have been examined by Dr. Natallia Fiadorchanka upon arrival and she determined that I do not have any major problems with my body skin. I have been advised to get to the first floor of the company and to schedule an appointment for the facial examination and procedures (if needed). To my big surprise I have been accepted immediately (without any further appointment dates) and examined by Ms. Irina. She advised that I have to do the laser procedure to remove the spider veins, appeared close on the facial skin. Ms. Irina appeared to be very professional, polite, detail oriented dermatologist and explain why and how the laser works and what is happening to the skin after the procedure. She also politely explained what to do after the procedure. I did not feel any pain or discomfort not after the procedure, nor on the next day... I have been very surprised ;-) to receive the phone call on the next day and Ms. Irina inquired in regards to my feelings and health condition and was very polite and concerned. I have nothing else to add except very big THANKS! to Ms. Khrom and her entire staff! Greatly appreciate Dr. Natallia Fiadorchanka detail information received and Ms. Irina's highly professional information, great work and concern. Thanks to you all, dear, Ladies!!! You are giving smiles back to the people. All you do greatly appreciated. Kindest regards. GB
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