We take a comprehensive approach to your long-term skin health. Once we have evaluated your skin and addressed your immediate needs, we are happy to discuss treatment options that can repair areas of damage.
When combined with daily sun protection and moisturizing, skin repair and aesthetic treatments can contribute to long-term health not only for destruction of pre-cancerous cells, but also to repair damage from trauma or chronic sun exposure. At Derm Health, we offer:
– Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
– Chemical Peels
– CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), or blue light treatment, uses a photosensitive agent and a blue light (part of the visible light spectrum) to kill pre-cancerous cells. The blue light treatment includes a series of exposures to high-intensity blue light in the clinic. Typically, a topical photosynthesizing agent is applied to the skin an hour or more before the treatment. This chemical is absorbed into the pre-cancerous cells and certain glands and when combined with the blue light, the cells are destroyed. While PDT treatments in our clinic are focused on destroying pre-cancerous cells, these treatments typically result in aesthetic benefits as well.
Chemical peels can improve the skin’s appearance and result in smoother and brighter skin with fewer blemishes. A trained professional applies a compound to the skin to exfoliate the top layers in a uniform controlled fashion to allow new healthier skin to form in its place. Peels are used to reduce age spots and areas of sun damage, reduce fine lines, even the texture and color of the skin, reduce the appearance of large pores, and improve scarring. Derm Health offers both superficial (light) peels and deep (stronger) peels, with the intent of customizing the approach to each individual patient depending on the type of repair that is needed.