Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) treats acne and pre-cancerous sun damage, or actinic keratoses. It involves the application of Levulan®, a photosensitizing agent, and its activation under a medical-grade therapeutic blue light source (BLU-U®). Levulan® is absorbed by the targeted cells and converted into a chemical that heightens their sensitivity to light; under the BLU-U® illumination, the targeted cells are destroyed.
BLU-U® blue light therapy will also address mild to moderate acne.

Duration
40 min
Available
  • Vancouver
Starting From
$270
How it works

What we do

Levulan® is applied to the skin and left to sit for a recommended period of time. After cleansing, the skin is exposed to BLU-U® blue light therapy. Immediately following treatment, sunlight must be strictly avoided for 48 hours. Peeling and dryness are expected for 3 to 5 days following treatment, and sunscreen is critical to ongoing protection and prevention.
BLU-U® helps kill acne-causing bacteria (P. acnes), effectively controlling acne in 1 to 2 treatment session per week over 5 weeks. BLU-U® acne treatments are safe and comfortable.

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Clinic Closures

Dear PS Family,

After much consideration, and in an effort to better protect our team and patients as well as helping to flatten the curve, we’ve decided to temporarily close both our clinics. We currently plan on re-opening on Monday, April 13th, but will continue to monitor the evolution of the situation daily.

In the next days, we will be contacting any patient booked with an appointment to reschedule and offer alternatives. Our physicians will be adding more days in the upcoming months to ensure proper continuity of care.

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Please stay safe, stay home and take this time to enjoy meaningful connection with your loved ones.
—Dr. McGillivray and the #PSFamily