Treatment Snapshot

Suitable for:

Surface based skin cancer, superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma in situ (Bowens Disease), Actinic Keratoses & sun damaged skin for the purpose of rejuvenation

Time for Treatment:

Allow 1 hour 30 mins (45 minute wait after ALA application)

Downtime:

7-10 days downtime, treated area will be red for a few days and peel

Benefits:

Suitble for all skin types

Treatments Required:

Usually 2 treatments, 2-4 weeks apart

Treatment Pricing

  • Omnilux Photodynamic Therapy:

    $300

    per treatment (plus approximately $90 for ALA prescription cream)

The Detail

A cream containing a chemical known as ALA is applied to the area of skin to be treated. This ALA is preferentially absorbed by abnormal skin cells. When subsequently exposed to light of a certain wavelength, a reaction is set up between the ALA and the light in the abnormal cells which results in cell death. Normal surrounding cells are unaffected.