Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment for precancerous lesions such as actinic keratoses. This is indicated for patients with sun-damaged skin and a high prevalence of actinic keratoses. Often patients are treated frequently with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy causing stinging, burning, redness, and pain. Treatment with liquid nitrogen is quick and effective for patients with fewer precancerous lesions. For patients with extensive precancerous lesions, this process is not ideal.
PDT on the other hand, offers an alternative treatment for patients with many precancerous lesions and allows treatment of a larger body surface area in one session. In the past, PDT was described as uncomfortable or painful with significant downtime. At ReJUVA Dermatology & Vein Center here in Venice, FL, we have altered our treatment protocol based on the most recent studies to allow this process to be painless yet maintain high efficacy.
If you have a history of precancerous lesions, rough scaly spots that come and go, and a history of any skin cancer then you are likely a good candidate for this procedure. During your examination, our providers will discuss this treatment and if you are the right candidate for this.
We commonly treat any affected areas such as the face, scalp, chest, forearms, hands and legs with PDT.
Dr. Golta Rasouli is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained vein specialist and physician. Patients are consistently pleased with her comprehensive treatment for venous diseases and other skin conditions. Dr. Rasouli’s extensive publication record complements her outstanding Google Reviews, reflecting her expertise and patient-centered approach.
Dr. Sean Mazloom is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon with stellar Google Reviews. He is also one of few Mohs surgeons in Sarasota County where he provides exceptional treatment and care to thousands of patients struggling with complex skin cancers, skin conditions, and cosmetic concerns.