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Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Sometimes: This may help resolve some acne spots more quickly. But is expensive. Significant acne will still require skilled management with combinations of meds tailored to each specific person. ...Read more

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What is intense pulsed light therapy (ipl)?

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What is intense pulsed light therapy (ipl)?

Photorejuvenation: Ipl is a filtered light device that is effective in removing brown spots and blood vessels, good for treating sun damaged, acne and rosacea skin. With properly filtered wavelength, and used in conjunction with a medication, this can also be used medically to treat precancerous and selected skin cancers. Ipl is not for everyone. See your dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy effective?

Is photodynamic therapy effective?

Photodynamic therapy: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) involves activation of a photosensitizer by visible light in the presence of oxygen to produce reactive oxygen radicals which selectively destroys the target tissue. It is an effective therapy to treat certain conditions. However it is not full proof. However practically no therapy is full proof . It's usefulness depends on what you want to use it for example ablation. ...Read more

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Does photodynamic therapy work?

Does photodynamic therapy work?

Yes: Pdt for actinic keratoses (skin) is a proven treatment and results in significant reduction of both clinically apparent and as yet undetected precancerous lesions. However, one treatment does not eliminate 100% of lesions. New lesions may also develop. Long-term surveillance and periodic re-treatment is advised. Pdt has great potential for the treatment of a variety of other malignancies as well. ...Read more

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Is green light laser therapy effective and safe?

Is green light laser therapy effective and safe?

Check with Urologist: While there are minor physical differences between red and green laser beams, medical benefits depends upon the type of device used in its delivery, besides the patient's condition. Feel better ...Read more

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Can photodynamic therapy really work?

Can photodynamic therapy really work?

Depends what for: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) uses a drug, called a photosensitizer, and a light to kill cancer cells. Depending on the type of cancer, the drug is applied to the surface of the skin or injected. It can be used for certain cancers of the skin, esophagus, and lung. Studies are being done looking at the use of pdt for cancers of the head and neck, brain, and gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Is light therapy effective in acne?

Is light therapy effective in acne?

Yes: Blue light has been found to have a beneficial effect. Additionally, it can be used to activate a photodynamic drug called levulan. This is a potent anti-acne treatment. ...Read more

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Does led light therapy work for acne?

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Does led light therapy work for acne?

Yes, if used w/ ALA: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) will help reduce sebaceous gland oil production and improve acne flares. It's effective if used with alpha-aminolevulanic acid (ala), a prescription topical agent applied by your doctor before activation by the led light. This usually requires a series of 3-4 treatments. This procedure, unfortunately, is generally not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Photodynamic therapy for acne, does this work?

Photodynamic therapy for acne, does this work?

Adjunct: Don't neglect stuff that works. Topicals like benzoyl peroxide and or retinoids acid are your mainstay. Your physician can add stronger stuff as required. ...Read more

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Is green light laser therapy for prostrate safe and effective?

Is green light laser therapy for prostrate safe and effective?

It can be in the rig: It can be in the right hands. Benefits of Greenlight™ Laser PVP AMS GreenLight Laser Minimal bleeding Only 30% of patients need a post-op catheter Discharge on the same day Resume normal activities in 2 to 3 days with caution Return to vigorous activity level in 4 to 6 weeks Complications occur infrequently and are mild if they do Post-operative impotence has not been associated with PVP Retrograde ejaculation is less likely with PVP Erectile Dysfunction is not typical in PVP patients Long-term success in improved urine flow Fewer symptoms of urinary obstruction - See more at: http://www.roboticoncology.com/greenlight-laser/#sthash.situvoCp.dpuf ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a cure?

Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a cure?

Cures for acne?: There is no cure for acne. Pdt helps some people some of the time, and may lead to long term suppression, but hasn't done it yet. Isotretinoin is the best long term treatment, but we can't call it a cure either. However, if you want what i consider the best treatment for acne, then Isotretinoin is it. ...Read more

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Is light therapy effective for seasonal depression?

Is light therapy effective for seasonal depression?

Many pts say yes: Many of my sad pts say it helps them. Many benefit from wellbutrin (bupropion) as well. ...Read more

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What is photodynamic therapy?

What is  photodynamic therapy?

Type of treatment: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) uses a drug, called a photosensitizer, and a light to kill cancer cells. Depending on the type of cancer, the drug is applied to the surface of the skin or injected. It can be used for certain cancers of the skin, esophagus, and lung. Studies are being done looking at the use of pdt for cancers of the head and neck, brain, and gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Can photodynamic therapy for acne really work?

Can photodynamic therapy for acne really work?

Yes: This is a pricey treatment for severe disease in people who cannot tolerate isotretinoin. Even its most favorable review in a peer-reviewed journal describes it as a therapy of last resort. I hope you are able to be successfully treated by this or some more familiar method. Best wishes. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19894368. ...Read more

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What is photodynamic therapy for acne?

What is photodynamic therapy for acne?

PDT: Levulan is applied to skin and makes it photosensitive . It is activated by a specific light wave length. It is a form of acne treatment. ...Read more

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Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Yes: Some lasers help with hyperpigmentation and scarring such as fractional co2, co2, erbium:yag, fraxel, ktp and nd:yag lasers. Ipl devices also help with hyperpigmentation. Thermage and other skin tightening procedures can help with scarring. ...Read more

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Blue light therapy acne treatment machines. Helpful or just a gimmick?

Blue light therapy acne treatment machines. Helpful or just a gimmick?

Acne treatments: Photodynamic therapy using a topical sensitizing agent and red or blue light can certainly help acne. Non-prescription blue-light devices can possibly help but they probably work only for some of the less severe acne cases. ...Read more

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Does sad light therapy help ?

Does sad light therapy help ?

DEFINITELY: Light therapy is very effective for seasonal mood disorder. Make sure that it is strong enough at 10, 000 lux. ...Read more

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Can infrared light therapy help prevent basal cell carcinoma?

Light for skin cance: Infrared light is not a treatment for skin cancer. Uv light is the moan risk factor for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Do blue light acne treatments work?

Do blue light acne treatments work?

Yes: Blue light treatments are a superficial light that helps kill the skin bacteria. It works better when you add amino levulonic acid (ala) that helps kill bacteria, decrease the sebaceous glands and improve skin tone and texture. ...Read more

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