Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy is a safe and effective procedure that treats skin cancer and other skin irregularities. Our team of Board Certified Dermatologists are proud to offer photodynamic therapy to patients in Greenwich, Stamford, and the neighboring communities in Fairfield County.

What is Photodynamic Therapy?

Photodynamic therapy (PTD) is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat skin cancer and other skin irregularities. PTD has gained popularity for being a skin cancer solution because of its minimally invasive techniques. Patients do not need to endure any cutting, scarring, or anesthesia for this procedure – Dr. Dolder simply administers photosensitizer solution and applies a specialized light to your treatment area. The photosensitizers guide the light to kill cancerous cells and restore health to the treated area.

What Can I Expect During my Photodynamic Therapy?

Your PDT will be performed by one of our providers in our state-of-the-art facility. The photosensitizers in the solution then target cancerous or abnormal skin cells when a specially designed light is applied to the treatment area. Your PDT treatment may require several sessions spaced one to three days apart depending on the severity of your affected area.

What Can I Expect After my Photodynamic Therapy?

Your provider will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions to ensure quick and easy healing prior to your PDT. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily activities, including work or school, immediately following their PDT treatment session. Swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness are normal and typically resolve on their own within one to two of treatment. Photodynamic therapy is extremely effective in treating skin cancers, and may also be used to treat warts or other topical skin irregularities.

How Much Does Photodynamic Therapy Cost?

The cost of photodynamic therapy at Greenwich Point Dermatology will vary depending on your health insurance plan. To get a better idea of how much your photodynamic therapy will cost, we encourage you to come in and see our team of Board Certified Dermatologists for a solution.

Dr. Sarah Dolder and the expert medical team at Greenwich Point Dermatology are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical dermatological services to residents of Stamford, Greenwich, and the surrounding areas of Fairfield County. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Dolder, Dr. O’Brien, or Dr. Berliner.