The Role of Photodynamic Therapy in Acne: An Evidence-Based Review

@article{Boen2017TheRO,
  title={The Role of Photodynamic Therapy in Acne: An Evidence-Based Review},
  author={Monica Boen and Joshua Brownell and Priyanka D Patel and Maria Tsoukas},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Dermatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={18},
  pages={311-321}
}
BackgroundAcne vulgaris is a highly prevalent skin disorder that affects almost all adolescents and can persist into adulthood. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an emerging treatment for acne that involves the use of a photosensitizer in combination with a light source and oxygen.MethodsWe performed a systematic review of the literature and critically evaluated the studies. Sixty-nine clinical trials, four case reports, and two retrospective studies met the inclusion criteria, and seven of the… CONTINUE READING
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