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Anyone Tried Photodynamic Therapy?

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Diet doesn't decrease my oil, and I'm a male, so I can't take hormonal treatments. I don't want to decrease androgens anyway. So it seems my two options for oil are Accutane and laser treatments to shut down the oil glands.

Here's a video about photodynamic therapy:

Has anyone tried this or something like it?


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After reading around, I found out a lot of people have had bad reactions to it, and it doesn't work very well. Maybe I'll just take Accutane...


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  • Probiotics 25 billion organisms/day
  • Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser 2x/day

Low Dose Accutane Log


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Bad reaction to Photo Dynamic Therapy? I've heard a Laser Therapy could possibly destroy the sebaceous glands if the intensity if set to a particular range, a very strong one. I think it should be a different type of laser such as a CO2.

What type of laser was it that go the bad reviews?

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I've had two or three PDTs. Kind of sad I've forgotten the number, isn't it? That should let you know I wasn't overly impressed with the outcome.

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I've had levulan with blue light, it works. It also temporarily stops oil glands in their tracts, so you are oil free for about a month after.

Results are not permanent, you have to get a series of treatments to keep it up, but it does work.

Side note. High dosage levulan/red light is a permanent solution unlike with the regular dosage with levulan/blue light.


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I've had levulan with blue light, it works. It also temporarily stops oil glands in their tracts, so you are oil free for about a month after.

Results are not permanent, you have to get a series of treatments to keep it up, but it does work.

Side note. High dosage levulan/red light is a permanent solution unlike with the regular dosage with levulan/blue light.

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