Choose photodynamic therapy to enhance the skin’s appearance and condition

July 15, 2020

Light therapy has been studied for many years to determine the benefits it can provide. At Chevy Chase Dermatology, we want to utilize today’s technology to ensure patients have access to the best possible care. Dr. Margaret Sommerville has invested in photodynamic therapy solutions to address a wide range of skin concerns, including the treatment of :

  • Actinic keratoses
  • Non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Active acne
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Rosacea
  • Redness
  • Sun-damaged skin

Patients who have tried treating these issues in other manners without results may want to ask our team about the advantages of using photodynamic therapy. This light-based treatment can address a variety of issues while improving the skin’s texture and tone. It is similar to intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments and laser therapies, though more mild and reduces recovery time.

Why choose photodynamic therapy?

Photodynamic therapy uses today’s latest modalities to achieve dramatic results. There are many ways in which patients can treat the facial skin, and doing so requires the assistance of a qualified dermatologist. Patients choose this treatment because it is advanced, reliable, and effective. Some patients will see results after a single treatment, while others may attend a series of sessions to achieve their desired results. Our team of professionals will evaluate the skin and decide if this treatment is best for a patient. If not, our professionals can make a recommendation of other advanced solutions that can provide the goals patients want to reach. Our team also ensures that procedures are affordable and attainable for individuals of all incomes.

What other services may be used in conjunction with photodynamic therapy?

We highly recommend using photodynamic therapy by itself, and avoiding integrating other light and laser-based treatments until several sessions of photodynamic therapy have been performed. However, we do encourage patients to use medical-grade skincare products at home between treatments to keep the skin cleansed, moisturized, and treated depending on the patient’s unique skin concerns.

Learn more about photodynamic therapy with Chevy Chase Dermatology

Call (301) 656-SKIN to connect with Dr. Margaret Sommerville to request an appointment at her practice, located in Chevy Chase, MD at 5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #830.


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