Photodynamic Therapy in Los Angeles

Light Therapy for Glowing Results

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Consult Required?

Yes – Book Now


2 to 7 days

Sessions Needed

3 to 5

Results Duration

3 to 6 months

Photodynamic Therapy in Los Angeles Makes Your Skin’s Health Shine

There’s a joy in seeing clear, smooth skin in the mirror. Not only does it make you feel confident about showing off a little skin—or a lot—it also makes you breathe easier if that skin used to have acne outbreaks, or if it had patches that could become cancerous.

Photodynamic therapy at Younique Surgery Center and Med Spa addresses acne, actinic keratoses, sunspots, wrinkles, and more. This light makes it right, thwarting acne, killing pre-cancerous cells, and making those brown spots a thing of the past. The future? It’s smooth with photodynamic therapy.


What Photodynamic Therapy Treats

  • Acne
  • Sun spots
  • Ages spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Actinic keratoses

Real Patient Results

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Benefits of Photodynamic Therapy in Los Angeles


PDT’s photosensitizing process is proven effective against acne.


Sunspots? Gone. Age spots? Out of here. Wrinkles? Lessened—or erased.


A cosmetically-superior way to eliminate actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions).

The Photodynamic Therapy Process

What to Expect



It starts with a personal consultation with your trained and licensed Younique provider. During this relaxing and energizing one-on-one, they’ll discuss your concerns, your goals for treatment, and your medical history. If your provider determines that photodynamic therapy in Los Angeles is the best treatment for your concerns and goals, your session can be scheduled.



First, your Younique provider cleanses the treatment area, removing any makeup present. They then apply a topical drug—called a photosensitizer—to the treatment area. Once it’s in place, your provider exposes the treatment area to special LEDs that activate the photosensitizer. It kills cancer cells and acne-causing bacteria. Because of its treatment properties, PDT prevents future acne outbreaks by also reducing the growth environment.



Each patient is different, so healing time can take from 2 to 6 weeks depending on the treatment area. Your treated skin will be more light sensitive for up to 3 months after the procedure, so you’ll need to be aware of exposure to strong indoor lighting and sunlight. Because photosensitizing agents affect both unhealthy and healthy cells, you’ll be more sensitive to light even after your treatment is complete. There will be peeling in the treatment area.

Build Your Custom Treatment Plan

The path for your Younique journey begins with this first step.


Frequently Asked Questions

Awards & Recognition

Meet Los Angeles’ Top Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Youssef is a leader and mentor to the community of cosmetic surgery and trains experts at conferences around the globe.

Our surgery and medical spa facilities are fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC). Each Younique location offers state-of-the-art equipment, pre & post op surgery centers, and an onsite recovery center for your cosmetic surgery procedures.

Mark Youssef, MD


Mon-Fri : 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Photodynamic Therapy Near You

Our two locations, in Santa Monica and Oxnard, serve those cities along with Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the surrounding areas. We also cater to patients from around the country for their cosmetic surgery needs.

Dr. Youssef started and opened his flagship Santa Monica offices in 2004, as the start of his career in medical aesthetics. In 2021, he opened the second Younique Surgery Center and Med Spa facility in Oxnard, CA.

About Younique Surgery Center & Medical Spa

We welcome patients from Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Oxnard, and many other cities in Southern California and across the country. Contact us anytime with your questions and concerns. We’re here to help!

At Younique, we consider you to be a part of our family. Dr. Youssef and our staff have performed over 35,000 successful procedures, providing the best results with the latest techniques for health, wellness, and beauty. Just walk in and let the youth begin.