This method reduces oil production and bacteria by combining medication with a specific light or laser. Other lasers can be used on their own to help with acne and scars. When photosensitizers come into contact with particular wavelengths of light, they can kill adjacent cells. This is because the photosensitizer produces oxygen that is hazardous to cancer cells and other cells that are being targeted when exposed to light.
Phototoxicity is the process of destroying cells by creating oxygen that is hazardous to cells using both light and medication. Because of its usage in cancer treatment, PDT is also known as photochemotherapy. It’s also used to treat a variety of ailments, such as skin growths like warts.