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Skin Conditions Respond to Energy-Based Therapies

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Energy-based devices can be used to treat a variety of dermatological conditions including acne and melasma, according to Christopher Zachary M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P., professor and chair, department of dermatology, University of California, Irvine, Calif.

He advocates for the use of daylight photodynamic therapy (PDT) to treat cystic acne. Speaking in Toronto, Canada, on a panel about the management of dermatological conditions at the 2016 annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Zachary suggests that the energy-based treatment offers an alternative to systemic treatment like oral isotretinoin.

"If you can't put a patient on Accutane, you can use daylight PDT to dramatically affect cystic acne," Dr. Zachary says in an interview with Dermatology Times.  "I have not had a patient who has not done well with it (daylight PDT)."


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