Photodynamic therapy is used to treat superficial forms of skin cancers and sunspots.
This clever technique involves using a photosensitising creams that when applied to the skin are taken up by cancer cells. The photosensitising cream is then activated using bright light, subsequently destroying the cancer cells.
Immediately after treatment the area will become inflamed, red and swollen. A crusted area may form, and healing can take 1-2 weeks.
Even though winter is upon us, its important to be aware of what the UV index is in your area. The importance of wearing a high protection sunscreen is just…