Our Géniale Skin Cancer doctors have over two decades of experience in medicine and surgery. Our centre is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and our team is highly skilled in the latest, most innovative procedures.
ALA PDT (APL)
ALA-PDT Treatment (APL) is an effective treatment for sun damaged and aged skin. The treatment is performed by a Géniale skin doctor.
The procedure involves the use of a photosynthesising agent applied directly to the skin. After 5 hours of incubation, the PDT is applied to activate ALA within the cells to release singlet oxygen species. Sun damaged cells are more vulnerable and will absorb more ALA. Finally, an Aktilite® lamp is used at the end of treatment to ensure no light–sensitive ALA is present.
The treatment simultaneously improves the appearance and texture of sun damaged skin – Reducing redness, pigmentation, roughness and improving skin texture. It can also reduce need for future treatment of sun damaged skin and potentially prevent the development of skin cancers.
ALA PDT allows large areas to be treated in one session such as the entire face, scalp, hands or forearms, enabling superior medical and aesthetic results.