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How long does photodynamic therapy take?

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Dr. Cheryl Levin
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 2.5 hours

There are multiple protocols for photodynamic therapy.
Depending upon the indication and the site of application, it can take anywhere from one to two and a half hours.

In brief: 2.5 hours

There are multiple protocols for photodynamic therapy.
Depending upon the indication and the site of application, it can take anywhere from one to two and a half hours.
Dr. Cheryl Levin
Dr. Cheryl Levin
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 1.5 hours

There are several kinds of pdt; if you mean the kind used to treat sun damage and skin cancers, the photosensitizer is painted on the affected skin and left there for an hour; the patient then sits under the special blue light for 16 minutes.
So in our office, one session takes a total of about an hour and a half.

In brief: 1.5 hours

There are several kinds of pdt; if you mean the kind used to treat sun damage and skin cancers, the photosensitizer is painted on the affected skin and left there for an hour; the patient then sits under the special blue light for 16 minutes.
So in our office, one session takes a total of about an hour and a half.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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