What conditions can improve with ALA/PDT therapy?
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Small wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores, skin texture
  • Excessively oily skin
  • Moderate to severe cystic acne
  • Sebaceous hyperplasia
  • Actinic Keratosis

How many treatments will I need?
It depends on the severity of your condition. On average, 1-3 treatments will be required.
Dr. Yagudin will establish your treatment plan during your complimentary initial evaluation.

What are the treatments like?
The Levulan, which is a clear, odorless solution, is applied to your skin and left on for 15-60
minutes. Treatment area is then exposed to OmniluxTM blue lamp. This takes about 5-15 minutes. Specific protocol of time depends on multiple factors and will be established during your initial evaluation by Dr. Yagudin.

How much does the procedure cost?
National average is $300 - $500 per session. Please see our main web site for this month’s
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Is the procedure painful?
You may experience mild burning, tingling, or heat sensation similar to sunburn effects. Right
after the procedure, the treatment area is covered with soothing lotion which helps to minimize

What to expect after treatment?
After photodynamic therapy the degree of skin redness and discomfort may vary. The patient's
skin will feel sunburned and there may be peeling and redness. A greater reaction to treatment
will usually indicate more dramatic results. You will have to stay away from direct sunlight
during the first 48 hours after treatment.

How much improvement can I expect?
Active acne can improve dramatically. Patients with severe sun-damaged skin manifested by
actinic keratosis, texture, and tone changes including mottled pigmentation and skin laxity may
see excellent results. You may also see reduction of enlarged pores and oiliness.

How long does the effect of Levulan treatments last?
Photodynamic Acne Treatment will clear your skin from acne for 2 to 8 months, averaging
somewhere in between, depending on the severity of your condition. No more zits, pimples, or
blackheads. Levulan may also smooth your skin and reduce mild acne scaring. Repeated
treatments may be necessary to maintain results: about one to three times a year.

Can I apply makeup right after procedure?

How can I get more information and find out if this treatment is right for me?
Please schedule free preliminary evaluation with Dr. Yagudin by calling our office at
(212) 223 2235

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