PDT didn't work for me

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PDT didn't work for me

by PATCHES1959 on Mon May 19, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hi, I had my photodynamic therapy last Friday, so 3 days into this, I don't see any changes.  It did not hurt or burn under the lights for the perscribed 16.4 minutes.  Has this happened to anyone else? This was done by a Dr in Green Bay WI, my dermatologist in Marquette wants to perscribe carac now?  I am so upset...any advice?   I have read many of your messages and am more confused.  Thanks! PATCHES1959

RE: PDT didn't work for me

by h20girl on Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hi, I have used Carac, Efudex and the photodynamic therapy. I am so pleased with the results of the photo dynamic therapy. My face has never looked so good. My dermatologist did the Levulin for about 50 minutes, then went over a few areas with a laser and then put me under the blue light for 15 minutes. It is the first time in a very long time my skin has looked so clear and smooth. Carac and Effudex are another story. My arms are still recovering from Efudex. The recovery time is very long and I still have red marks from treatment 6 months ago. Ask your dermatologist if you can do the PDT again with the Levulin on a little longer. I have heard it takes up to three times to get an clear sign. Good luck.
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