Photo Dynamic Therapy near Bristol & Bath


Best for treating

Pre-cancerous sun damaged skin

Treatment time

3 hours

Sensitivity period

A few days

Duration of results

Maintenance may be required as sun damage can reoccur

Number of treatments




Back to work

Next day depending on treatment area

What is it?

PDT is an innovative light-based treatment that includes light based medication designed to treat certain types of non-melanoma skin cancers and pre-cancerous cells. This includes Actinic Keratoses which looks like scaly lesions on sun exposed skin. It is also used to treat warts, acne, macular degeneration and some other forms of cancer as previously mentioned. It is also a powerful way to treat sun damaged skin, reducing blemishes, tightening and firming the skin. PDT is a method that’s an alternative to surgery.

How does it work?

A photo sensitising cream is applied to the area to be treated, and then allowed to incubate for 3 hours. A light sauce is applied to the area after this time which activates the drug. This effectively targets damaged skin cells, including those not visible to the naked eye and deals with the areas that might be missed by a surgical treatment then destroying them.

Is it painful?

Some patients report a slight feeling of skin irritation during and following the treatment. The treatments are carried out by one of our RGN nurses who are dedicated to provide the best possible care before and after your treatment.

Get in touch

To book an appointment at Snowberry Lane Clinic you can get in touch with us via our contact page.

Contact Us

The clinic is conveniently located on the A365 here in Melksham, which makes us incredibly easy to find. We’re located just 9 miles south of the M4 off junction 17. Getting to the clinic by plane, train or car couldn’t be easier. Here are some of the different ways you can get to the clinic, depending on which direction you’re coming to visit from.
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* Disclaimer: All treatments are designed by medical experts and tailored to the individual to give the best possible results, however, results of all treatments may vary from person to person depending on the individual's unique attributes.