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PDT in europe

I noticed this question in the other thread, thought it might be good to start a new thread about it - might be useful to collect information in one place. Basically, for those of us who live in the UK and would like to try PDT therapy, there doesn't seem to be much of a choice! It is of course a widely used treatment for skin cancer, but when it comes to acne there doesn't seem to be a clinic out there with PDT on the menu. :( Does anyone have any info about the status of PDT in Europe? Maybe it not yet legal? Or are there are doctors out there who, despite not advertising PDT for acne specifically, would nevertheless carry out the procedure if asked?

many thanks!

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I noticed this question in the other thread, thought it might be good to start a new thread about it - might be useful to collect information in one place. Basically, for those of us who live in the UK and would like to try PDT therapy, there doesn't seem to be much of a choice! It is of course a widely used treatment for skin cancer, but when it comes to acne there doesn't seem to be a clinic out there with PDT on the menu. :( Does anyone have any info about the status of PDT in Europe? Maybe it not yet legal? Or are there are doctors out there who, despite not advertising PDT for acne specifically, would nevertheless carry out the procedure if asked?

many thanks!

I'd also like to know about this. I'm so desperate to have this done, I even considered flying out to the US! Though given that you need multiple sessions, etc, the costs are simply too prohibitive :(

~ Kolobos

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OK! well I emailed the regency clinic about this, and received a very helpful reply. Thanks Jonathan!

Hi,

I'd happily do PDT for acne - the only problem is the cost of Metvix

and the fact that it is cream based. Levulan is not available in this

country and the manufacturer refuses to export levulan to the UK. I've

not found a disributor such as Delasco prepared to export to the UK

either.

Metvix is more than twice as expensive as Levulan and not as effective.

Jonathan [Richardson]

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