Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic Therapy is a treatment option for some superficial BCCs.
PDT has a cure rate of approximately 80%.
Cream is applied to the lesion to be treated for approximately 3 hours.
The cream is then activated by exposure to a specific wavelength of light. The activation of the light may be with sunlight of a PDT Lamp.
Often the treatment is repeated 2-4 weeks later.
The advantage of PDT, compared to Aldara, is that the red crusted stage is of shorter duration, one to three weeks, rather than six weeks.
The disadvantage of PDT is the expense, approximately $600 (compared to $35 for Aldara) and the treatment itself may be painful.
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