Photodynamic Therapy in Columbia, MD

Photodynamic therapy is an in-office treatment for sun-damaged skin that helps to heal precancerous lesions. It can also improve the appearance ofdark spots and fine lines and wrinkles. The benefits of this type of field therapy include a reduction in freezing and/or biopsies during your skin checks. The procedure is covered by most insurance plans (including Medicare) and we will take care of the insurance pre-approval for you.

The procedure is done in three simple steps:

  1. 1) A chemical called ALA is painted on the treatment area (most
  2. commonly scalp or face) and allowed to incubate for 1 hour
  3. 2) Blue light (417 nm wavelength) is shone onto the treatment area for
  4. approximately 17 minutes
  5. 3) Sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses are worn out of the office and for
  6. the next 48 hours

The treatment is repeated in 4-6 weeks and follow up appointment is booked for one month after the second treatment. The results are excellent and many people have long lasting remissions from their precancerous lesions and a reduction in the development of skin cancers. To book your appointment, please call us!

Business Hours

DayHours
Monday7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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Why Choose Us?

  • Cutting-Edge Technology
  • Patient Financing Available
  • Medical And Cosmetic Treatments
  • State-Of-The-Art Techniques

We Accept the Following Insurances:

  • Aetna
  • American Healthcare Alliance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield- All Products
  • Carefirst Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Compass Rose Health Plan
  • Coresource
  • Coventry Health Care Inc
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • Family Life Insurance
  • Golden Rule
  • GWH - Cigna (Allegiance)
  • HealthPartners Claim
  • Humana Insurance
  • InforMed
  • Johns Hopkins (EHP)
  • MD Medicare
  • NCAS - Carefirst
  • OneNet PPO
  • Ponoma Valley Medical Group
  • Regional Care, Inc.- MultiPlan
  • RXHUB
  • Tricare Health Net Federal Services
  • United Healthcare (not Community Plan)
  • United Medical Resources
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Medicare Advantage MD