What is the difference between Photodynamic Therapy and IPL?
Intense Pulse Light therapy and Photodynamic Therapy sound really similar. How are they different?
IPL is the name for a specific type of EQUIPMENT - Intense Pulsed Light. This type of equipment is light based (but not a laser) and used to treat several different skin conditions, including sun spots and small veins.
Photodynamic Therapy (or PDT) is a TREATMENT, not a piece of equipment like the IPL. In this treatment, a photosensitizing antibiotic is used on the skin to help target light based energy (typically Blu-U or pulsed dye laser) onto areas of the skin such as the sebaceous (oil) glands. In this way, it is used to shrink these glands to help lessen the amount
of acne a patient gets.
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