This involves the application of a special cream to the lesions to be treated which penetrates only in malignant and pre-malignant cells spontaneously. These cells, when illuminated with light emitted from the lamp of photodynamic therapy, can be completely eliminated with respect to healthy skin cells. Photodynamic therapy is a medical tool that allows to destroy malignant tumor cells from a surface without damaging the surrounding skin and with no need for the patient to undergo a stressful surgical procedure that can create a scar in the treated area. Photodynamic therapy is a technique performed on an outpatient basis (no income) on the premises of the dermatology clinic: the procedure involves the application of a topical medicine, which is left on for 3 hours, and then illuminate the lesion with a medical lamp for a few minutes. Usually two sessions are necessary to definitively cure cutaneous tumors.
In DermAndTek we use the Aktilite (Galderma) device, a pioneer in the world of photodynamic therapy and with robust studies supporting its therapeutic success and high safety profile.