Non-drug Treatment

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013




What is photodynamic therapy (PDT) ? It is a technique which consists of producing activated oxygen by using a photsensitizing substance combined with a source of light. How does it work ? Applying a cream (containing aminolevulinic acid) enables it to combine with porphyrins. The latter then become activated thus susceptible to light. Their reaction […]

Treatment of Skin Cancer with MOHS Micrographic Surgery

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011




Treatment of Skin Cancer with MOHS Micrographic Surgery Your doctor might have recommended micrographic surgery to take away your skin cancer. This page will try to explain the important things related to this surgery as well as the risks and benefits. What is MOHS (Micrographic) Surgery ? Named after the surgeon who developed this technique, […]

Chemical peels

Sunday, November 29th, 2009




What is a chemical peel ? Also called exfoliation treatment, it is a technique of skin regeneration, thus having an “anti-aging” effect. An evaluation before treatment as well as the treatment itself must be done by a physician experienced in dermatology. Different chemical substances can be used. By this technique, skin is exfoliated followed by […]

Phototherapy

Saturday, November 28th, 2009




Phototherapy is the use of light in the treatment of a disease. It was noted in ancient times that psoriasis often improves with exposure to the sun. The sun’s ray consists mainly of visible light, ultraviolet “A” and ultraviolet “B” (UVA and UVB). In the treatment of psoriasis, two main types of phototherapy are used, […]

IPL Treatment

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009




IPL Treatment Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland What is IPL? IPL stands for “Intense pulsed light”. It is a technology which enables treatment of multiple skin conditions, such as pigmentation and small vascular malformations (telangiectasia). This technology is also known to the public as photorejuvenation. This machine is not a laser in strict […]

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

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