I would not recommend using it without medical supervision
These devices are meant only to be used by professionals. There is a risk of skin cancer and other side effects like dry skin/ sunburn if used unsupervised
These are sold and reviewed very highly on so many sites and have been FDA approved for home use. If directions are followed and instructions read, why would it not be safe for home use?
They are FDA approved
however the device is fairly new and being a dermatologist I would be very sceptical regarding the long term side effects of these at home treatments
we do not know how safe they would be 10-20 years down the line, which is how long it takes for skin cancers to develo
Do you advise light therapy in a dermatologist/professional setting or is that also something whose safety is unknown for another 10 to 20 years down the line?
Photodynamic therapy in a dermatological setting is much safer and is actually used to treat some forms of skin cancer
However unregulated treatment with these at home devices is from a dermatological perspective, unsafe
for that matter even sun tanning beds are FDA approved and we know that they are responsible for the rise in skin cancer
if you want a good anti-aging treatment you are better off using microdermabrasion and retinol cream
both o f these are extremely safe
Thank you. So the crux of your suggestion for avoiding is more of home use and abuse rather than against photodynamic therapy, correct?
yes I am not against medically administered photodynamic therapy
Ok - thank you for your time.