At UPMC, we offer a photodynamic therapy service, the latest generation dermatological treatment for pathologies and imperfections of the skin. Photodynamics does not use medication, but acts on the cells by means of light through the application of the photosensitizer on the skin lesion. The beam of light reaches the damaged cells and, by stimulating oxidative reactions, repairs them.

The treatment is effective in many situations, has a low risk of side effects, and is considered a viable alternative to more invasive therapies.

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At UPMC, we offer photodynamic examinations and treatments at the following facility:

Conditions We Treat

Photodynamic therapy is suitable for the treatment of conditions including:

  • Superficial skin tumors.
  • Acne.
  • Actinic keratoses.
  • Porocheratosi.
  • Skin ulcers.
  • Aging induced by sunlight.
  • Scleroderma.

Who Can Use Our Services?

Photodynamic therapy is indicated for all people who need to follow a treatment for a specific pathology and who do not have photosensitivity, porphyria, or pigmented xeroderma.

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Insurance and Conventions

We offer medical services and services on a private basis or in agreement with the main insurance companies. Some of our services are also affiliated with the National Health System.

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