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Does photodynamic laser help acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Pricey

"photodynamic therapy" --usually the idea is that you take some chemical that is selectively absorbed by diseased cells which are then destroyed by light.
This is a scam for most diseases; for acne there's some reason to think it could work but i'd resort to it only after evidence-based remedies (topical / systemic antibiotics, vitamin a analogues, benzoyl peroxide) fail, and they rarely fail.

In brief: Pricey

"photodynamic therapy" --usually the idea is that you take some chemical that is selectively absorbed by diseased cells which are then destroyed by light.
This is a scam for most diseases; for acne there's some reason to think it could work but i'd resort to it only after evidence-based remedies (topical / systemic antibiotics, vitamin a analogues, benzoyl peroxide) fail, and they rarely fail.
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