Photodynamic Therapy “PDT” uses a pure red light to treat the affected skin. The process is a simple yet very successful method of treating localised skin cancers and lesions that could become cancerous if left untreated.
Rates of skin cancer are rising faster than any other cancer; Non-melanoma skin cancer is by far the commonest of all cancers (36% of the total). The incidence of these cancers has been increasing significantly since records began at 5% per year.
The treatment is very straightforward and consists of initially applying a topical cream to the lesion. The lesion is then covered with an occlusive dressing for 3-4 hours before going under the light.
PDT has been used successfully to treat:
- Non-melanoma skin cancers
- Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
- Actinic Keratosis (AK)
- Bowen’s disease