Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a non-surgical treatment, provided by a doctor, for skin cancer. We can treat solar keratoses, superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and intraepithelial carcinoma (IEC).
BCC is the most common form of skin cancer. Conventional treatment of BCC requires surgical excision.
PDT provides a non-surgical alternative for some types of BCC.
PDT utilises a photosensitising agent, oxygen and light, to create a chemical reaction that selectively destroys cancer cells.
PDT treatment involves the following steps:
Due to the non-invasive and selective nature of the treatment, the potential for scarring and side effects are minimised.
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