Photodynamic Therapy

Treat the harmful effects of sunlight IN ONE DAY with topical medicated cream PLUS daylight or red light.

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy destroys harmful cells, including cancer cells, using specialized drugs called photosensitizers or photosensitizing agents. Light activates these drugs and creates a chemical reaction that destroys the harmful cells.

After applying the photosensitizer, your doctor shines a special light on the area undergoing treatment. Depending on the treatment,  your doctor may use low-power red laser light or natural sunlight. Under the light, the photosensitizing agent reacts with oxygen, causing a chemical reaction that destroys unhealthy cells.

Cost of therapy is covered under many extended medical benefit plans but not under our provincial medical services plan.